The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is hosting a workshop, Building Better Boards through Strategic Governance.
Two sessions will be offered on Monday, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the JCC North County Training Center in Dunkirk.
Pat Smith, founder and president of Management Strategies will be facilitating the workshop.
Board governance is an ongoing and dynamic process. The three-hour workshop is designed to help boards develop strategic leadership for the agencies they govern.
The workshop is appropriate for both new and experienced board members and senior staff members. It covers the "why, what, who and how" of effective non-profit governance. Appropriate roles, rights and responsibilities for board members and hallmarks of effective and accountable organizations will be presented. The board building cycle and the importance of the Board Governance Committee will be examined.
The workshop agenda will include: boards and the nonprofit sector, why boards exist, board responsibilities, board role in fund development, meetings with meaning, board building cycle, the executive/board partnership and effectiveness and accountability.
Participants will receive handouts and sample forms to implement suggested best practices.
Pat Smith is a trained professional with more than 30 years of management experience in the nonprofit sector. Smith brings the combined perspective of board member and senior staff having served on numerous non-profit boards.
She founded Management Strategies in 1992 as a private consulting firm that provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to organizational development and capacity building through board development, strategic planning facilitation, management services, program development and evaluation.
To register for this free workshop, contact Eileen Dunn, at 366-4892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.