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Board Operating Procedures, Structures, and Meetings

Hello and welcome to Course 3 in the series of courses on Improving Leadership and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations! The focus of this course is on the often unrecognized influences on how well a board carries out its governance role and responsibilities. The goal of the first week is to address several important questions related to two key influences on board behavior: the board’s operating procedures and structures and board meetings. Some of the key questions we will explore this week are: What factors influence the effectiveness of nonprofit boards of directors? What are board procedures and structures and why are they important? What issues challenge the effectiveness of board meetings? What can be done to increase governance effectiveness? These questions form the basis of the video lecture and content in Chapters 6 and 7 of our SUNY Open Textbook, Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations. We look forward to helping you learn more about some of the factors that influence leadership and governance effectiveness this week! ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 108 min), 8 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Course 3 Overview Video9 min
Course 4 (Capstone Project) Overview6 min
Week 1 Lecture25 min
Week 1 Guest Interview with Will Brown on Board Engagement7 min
Interview with Dr. Laura Schweitzer: Leadership and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations from a Practitioner Perspective43 min
Conceptual Framework of the Elements of Board Effectiveness7 min
Professor Vic Murray summarizes the design of the board assessment1 min
Reading8 lectures
Course 3 Teaching and Learning Overview10 min
Required and Recommended Texts10 min
Week 1 Key Questions and Competencies10 min
Week 1 Readings and Resources10 min
Discuss Case Study10 min
Course Project Overview10 min
Option 1: Working With a Real Board10 min
Option 2: Working With a Fictitious Board10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 120 min
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2 heures pour terminer

The Composition and Development of the Board

Hello and welcome to Week 2 of the third course on Improving Leadership and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations! The focus this week is on one of the most difficult challenges to board performance--creating the ideal mix of board members and training them so that they can be as effective as possible. Some of the key questions we will explore this week are: What do we mean by board composition and development and why is it important? Why is it difficult to change the composition of the board? How do you design the ideal mix of board members? How do you locate and recruit the best new board members? What are the best ways to orient and develop board members? Is your board socially and functionally inclusive? These two influences form the basis of the video lecture, special guest interview, and content in Chapter 8 of the SUNY Open Textbook, Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations. We look forward to helping you learn about another factor that may influence the leadership and governance of nonprofit organizations this week!...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 57 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Week 2 Guest Interview with Pat Bradshaw on Board Diversity22 min
Conceptual Framework of the Elements of Board Effectiveness7 min
Professor Vic Murray summarizes the design of the board assessment1 min
Reading6 lectures
Week 2 Key Questions and Competencies10 min
Week 2 Readings and Resources10 min
Discuss Case Study10 min
Course Project Overview10 min
Option 1: Working With a Real Board10 min
Option 2: Working With a Fictitious Board10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 220 min
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2 heures pour terminer

Board Culture and Leadership

Hello and welcome to Week 3 of the third course on Improving Leadership and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations! The goal of this week is to address important questions related to two influences that empirical research suggests are difficult to change in boards of nonprofit organizations—the informal culture and leadership of the board (Harrison and Murray, 2014). Some of the key questions we will explore this week are: What is “culture” and why is it important? What shapes board cultures and can you intentionally change them? What is leadership in the organizational and governance context? What do effective leaders involved in nonprofit governance do? Why are some leaders ineffective? How can leadership be managed for effectiveness? These two influences form the basis of the video lecture and content in Chapter 9 and 10 of the SUNY Open Textbook, Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations. We look forward to helping you learn about two more factors that may influence the leadership and governance of nonprofit organizations this week!...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 63 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Week 3 Guest Interview with David O. Renz on Governance Beyond the Board12 min
Conceptual Framework of the Elements of Board Effectiveness7 min
Professor Vic Murray summarizes the design of the board assessment1 min
Reading6 lectures
Week 3 Key Questions and Competencies10 min
Week 3 Readings and Resources10 min
Discuss Case Study10 min
Course Project Overview10 min
Option 1: Working With a Real Board10 min
Option 2: Working With a Fictitious Board10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 320 min
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4
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3 heures pour terminer

Individual Concept Testing and Application

Hello and welcome to Week 4! The goal of this week is to assess course learning. The end of Course 3 assessment of learning begins with the requirement that you to take two Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) and submit your Board Effectiveness Assessment Reflection (BEAR). During the testing process, don't forget to make a note of your answers to the RAT and RAT Application Exercise questions. You will need them to vote and discuss your responses in the RAT forums next week....
Reading
3 quiz
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Readiness Assurance Test (RAT)20 min
RAT Application Exercise20 min

Enseignants

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Prof. Yvonne D. Harrison, PhD

Associate Professor and Director
Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN)
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Prof. Vic Murray, PhD

Adjunct Professor
School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

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À propos de la Spécialisation Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

Identify and analyze leadership and governance issues, create practical ways to improve board performance and work with boards to implement these improvements. This Specialization consists of three courses plus a Capstone Project: (1) Course 1 topics: The unique nature of the nonprofit sector in society; leadership in nonprofit organizations and the governance process. (2) Course 2 topics: The roles and responsibilities of nonprofit organization boards of directors and the challenges in carrying them out effectively. (3) Course 3 topics: The critical factors that impact the ability of the board to govern and how to intentionally change them into positive influences. The Capstone Project: How to help real boards overcome inertia and resistance to change and improve their governance effectiveness in an applied service learning experience. To learn more about the series of courses, please watch the Welcome Video....
Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

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