Strategic Focus at the Board Table

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Boards of Directors have a critical responsibility for setting the strategic directions for their nonprofits, but too often end up focused on operations and micro-management of staff.

While exercising good oversight of operations is critical, what steps can we take to help our Boards develop and maintain the strategic focus and good governance demands?
Participants will come away from the session with:
• Enhanced understanding of what it means to be strategic
• Suggestions for using Board recruitment and orientation as tools in building the capacity for strategic thinking
• Concrete ideas for managing and structuring Board meetings that support strategic thinking
• Insight into the relationship between Board and staff in ensuring a strategic focus at the Board table

Facilitator: JODY ORR, The Chrysalis Group, with a Master’s degree in Sociology, has an extensive background working in and with the nonprofit sector, and is a founding principal in an organizational and community development consulting firm. Jody worked for 17 years in the nonprofit sector and has since striking out on her own supported nonprofits, big and small, with a major emphasis on building capacity in a variety of areas, including effective governance. Jody was the lead staff person in two large social planning organizations and a major United Way, and has been a Board member and President of a variety of nonprofits.

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November 13th, 2019 9:00 AM through 11:30 AM
Community Development Halton
3350 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6
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Phone: 1-855-395-8807
Event Fee(s)
CDH Members $ 50.00
Non-members $ 60.00

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