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Nonprofit Boards and Governance

Explore reasons why boards exist, and examine the roles, responsibilities and relationship to staff. Gain tools for enhancing board effectiveness including recruitment and development, meeting management and self-assessment.

This workshop identifies the uniqueness of the nonprofit sector, which requires specific skills for working with and growing the individual potential of an agency’s board members.

This course can be applied to the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a deeper understanding of board roles including collective and individual board responsibilities and legal standards that apply to boards.
  • Examine the board at work in strategic planning, policymaking, board/staff relations, meetings, committees and workgroups, and overall decision-making.
  • Learn how to align board recruitment with your strategic plan in order to build a board leadership talent pipeline.
  • Leave with a toolkit of activities, methods and practices for incorporating course content into the ongoing work of your board.

Dates and locations to be announced.


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