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Leveraging Nonprofit Leadership for Organizational Success

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A strong board of directors is integral to the overall health of a nonprofit organization and directly impacts the ability of the organization to achieve its mission.  Yet, one of the greatest challenges facing nonprofit leaders is how to build a board of directors that is motivated and engaged to provide strategic leadership while ensuring fiscal sustainability and transparency.  This course will use case studies, role play and class discussion to transform academic theories regarding good governance to the practical tools to be used outside the classroom.  We will take an in-depth look at applicable law and best practices to consider: the proper role of the board of directors; how to build a strong board and cultivate board leadership; ethics and conflicts of interest; human resource management and executive compensation; leadership during a time of organizational change; and system reforms that would promote effective board oversight.



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