How to Create Effective Nonprofit Boards: The Necessity of Governance and Leadership

Presented by
The Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance in the
Jindal School of Management at
The University of Texas at Dallas

Alliance partners include
Center for Nonprofit Management
Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas Social Venture Partners

 

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March 6, 2012, 8:00AM-1:00PM
A Program for Nonprofit Board Members & Executive Directors

Your $90 investment includes
Breakfast, Lunch,
Dr. Richard Leblanc’s Book: "Inside the Boardroom"
& the 44 Page White Paper,
20 Questions Not-for-Profit Directors Should Ask
One (4) hour CPE/CLE Credit pending- No prerequisites
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012  
7:30 a.m. — 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

How to Create Effective Nonprofit Boards: The Necessity of Governance and Leadership
In this session, Dr. Richard Leblanc, award-winning Associate Professor of Law, Governance and Ethics at York University in Toronto, will share insights from his unique research in the boardroom and insights from the hundreds of interviews he has conducted with sitting board members. Dr. Leblanc is the author of Inside the Boardroom: How Boards Really Work and the Coming Revolution in Corporate Governance and co-author of 20 Questions Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations Should Ask About Board Recruitment, Development and Assessment. Some of the topics he will cover in this presentation will include:

  • Does your nonprofit really need a functioning board?
  • How do we know if we have the “right board?” Even if we do, what is the role of board leadership and behavior?
  • Who should lead the board, and what are the two major types of board chairs?
  • What are the five types of functional board members and how should they be identified and recruited?
  • What are the five types of dysfunctional board members and how should they be avoided or “evaluated out?”
  • What are the 20 Questions Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations Should Ask About Board Recruitment, Development and Assessment?
Dr. Leblanc will provide a handout for participants and will take questions from the audience. His information is based on extensive research and deals primarily with qualitative issues, two things that the IECG most values and will be even more involved in, in the future.
10:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m. Panel to react to Dr. Leblanc’s presentation.
Panelists will include:
 
Nikki BenekeDirector/Nonprofit Program Advisor, IECG
Chair, North Texas Long Term Recovery
Council; Beneke Consulting
 
Jack LoweBoard Chair, TD Industries
Former President of DISD Board of Trustees
 
Cynthia NunnPresident, Center for Nonprofit Management
 
Maj. General James L. Williams Director, Veterans Coalition of North
Central Texas, Admiral Nimitz Foundation
 
Bob Wright Founder, Dallas Social Venture Partners,
Director One Star Foundation
11:15 a.m. –12:00 noon Round Table discussion where participants will answer a research questionnaire and then dialogue about the results.
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Brief overview of the round table discussions, review of the takeaways for participants and announcement of future in-depth education and in-house programs for nonprofit board members.