Board Leadership and Engagement: Fundamentals for Success in 2018

Date: Dec 7, 2017
Time: 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $50 for MCN members / $75 for nonmembers Register Now!

Are you a nonprofit chief executive that wants to develop a stronger relationship with your board? Or are you a nonprofit board member that wants to be more effective at your board role? If so, this interactive BoardSource workshop is for you.

As we prepare to head into a new year, take time to consider how you can make the most of your role with your board – and prepare for increased effectiveness in 2018.

This workshop will help you gain greater clarity and understanding about nonprofit board roles and responsibilities, how to achieve an effective partnership between the board and the nonprofit chief executive, where the board should focus its time and energy, and ways to strengthen your board. This BoardSource-approved curriculum is delivered only by BoardSource certified governance trainers, a select group of expert trainers that complete a rigorous application and certification process.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:

  • Build a shared understanding and working knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and expectations of nonprofit boards
  • Understand how to build a stronger partnership between the chief executive and the board
  • Identify specific needs and action steps for increased effectiveness

Principles & Practices

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • GOV 13: Board members are responsible for fully understanding their legal and fiduciary responsibilities and carrying out their duties in the following areas: strategic planning, policy approval and ongoing review, annual review of the executive director’s performance and compensation, succession planning, setting of compensation structure.
  • LEAD 1: Nonprofit leaders should make clear the decision making structures and processes of the organization and its governing body.
  • LEAD 14: Nonprofit leaders should foster a culture of information sharing and interaction between the board and others in the organization so that innovation and creativity can come from diverse parts of the organization.

Event Details

Refreshments: Coffee and tea will be provided.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

Sherry HoltzSherry Holtz has served as a foundation board chair, nonprofit board member, consultant to foundation and nonprofit boards, interim nonprofit executive director, volunteer leader securing sponsorships and managing volunteers, and multi-disciplined human resources leader in a Fortune 500 not-for-profit, membership organization. She is a BoardSource certified governance trainer, part of a select group that is proficient in board governance topics, advanced facilitation techniques, and the BoardSource training methodology. Sherry holds a bachelor of arts in business administration and computer science from Concordia College in Moorhead, and a master of arts in human resources from the University of Minnesota. She specializes in board assessment and composition, chief executive performance and pay, board governance and effectiveness, chief executive and board member orientation and onboarding, and strategy development and implementation.

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