Leadership and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations
This course explores how the concept of governance today is changing with an increased emphasis on leadership in the face of rapid social and economic change. Learn to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of a nonprofit board as you survey board roles and responsibilities, governance structure, board recruitment and retention and much more.
Leadership and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Course Details
|February 4 - March 10, 2021|
|Course Fee: $550|
|Instructor: Kristin Rennels|
|Registration Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (CT)|
|View Course Syllabus|
- Nonprofit Governance Essentials: Building a Knowledge Base
- Nonprofit Governance in Transition
- Board Structure and Infrastructure
- Recruiting Orienting and Retaining New Board Members
- Toward Increased Board Effectiveness: Where do we go from here?
- Identify generally accepted roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and differentiate between those of board and staff
- Discuss the need for “transformative governance” in the face of complex challenges facing nonprofits today
- Determine how board committee structure and roles might change in a nonprofit organization’s life cycle
- Customize board composition and diversity in the context of a specific nonprofit organization
- Identify strategies to implement and measure “governance as leadership” in an organization
- A weekly Resource Center provides carefully tailored readings and other resources
- Studio” activities provide opportunities for new and experienced practitioners to cultivate practical skills
- Original case studies and problem-based learning activities
- In-depth weekly discussions on the real-life challenges and opportunities of nonprofit governance management
- Small class size of 25 participants
This is an instructor-led course delivered entirely online. It is highly interactive and requires 8-10 hours per week of active participation on discussion boards and completion of assigned projects.