Critical Issues in Board Governance

February 7, 2013
Application Deadline: February 6, 2013, 10 a.m.


Critical Issues in Board Governance is a dynamic one-day executive education program that will allow participants to explore several topics that are essential in nonprofit board governance.  In order to use the governance structure to improve the organization’s overall effectiveness, one must first understand the scope of the roles and responsibilities of the position. 

This program will give participants a solid understanding of the nonprofit governance structure and then move into the areas of evaluating the board and the CEO/Executive Director.  Beyond roles and responsibilities, board governance is about leading a nonprofit to greater success through a partnership between the board members and staff.  The concept of “governance as leadership” will be presented and participants will be challenged to apply it to their own boards.  This program will be led by Anne Cohn Donnelly, Senior Lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management, and Susan Meier, Vice President of Training and Consulting at BoardSource.

Who should attend?

  • Board members and their Executive Directors/CEOs
  • Those responsible for governance of nonprofit organizations
  • Groups of board members from the same organization are encouraged to attend with their staff leader

What will participants learn?

  • How nonprofits are governed and potential ways to improve governance
  • Changing roles and responsibilities of the board, staff and volunteers
  • What it takes to be a high-performing board in today’s world
  • Strategies to enhance board performance

*This program is ideal for staff and board members to attend together and special pricing is available:

  • $150 for the first person from a nonprofit organization
  • $50 for each additional person from the same organization