The NGB Board of Directors Orientation Manual helps new board members better understand their role by providing relevant historical and governance information. Whatever your sport, this manual will help facilitate a smooth transition into your organization and serve as a resource throughout your tenure as a board member. Below, use the table of contents to download either an entire section or a specific portion of the manual. Click here to download the complete manual.

NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ORIENTATION MANUAL
Table of Contents
1. Historical Information
a. Historical Overview
b. Glossary of Terms
c. Report of the United States Olympic Committee’s Independent Advisory Committee on Governance, March 26, 2010

2. Governance
a. Olympic Charter, July 2011
b. Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act
c. Bylaws of the United States Olympic Committee, effective as of March 8, 2013
d. United States Olympic Committee Code of Conduct, March 15, 2011

3. Effective Governance Resources
a. Role of a Non-Profit Board
b. Job Descriptions for Key Roles
c. Developing Goals, Strategies and an Operating Plan

4. Councils and Important Associated Entities
a. Athletes' Advisory Council
b. NGB Council
c. Multi-Sports Organization Council
d. United States Anti-Doping Agency
e. Partnership for Clean Competition