Learn how a nonprofit board works – and how to work with or on a board
Whether you work for a board, plan to join a board, or want to be a more effective board member, this full-day workshop will improve your understanding of a board's roles, responsibilities, and challenges. You'll participate in developing fictitious staff and board committees for a take-home project.
Hours: 6 hours / .6 CEUs
Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus
When: 2015 dates coming soon!
What you will learn in this course
- three types of boards – policy-making, advisory and administrative – and how they differ
- characteristics of successful boards
- how to assess a board’s effectiveness
- budgeting basics
- a board’s legal responsibilities
- the basics of parliamentary procedure and by-laws
- the roles of a board’s president, treasurer, and secretary
- the composition of boards and the many roles of board members
- qualifications and general responsibilities of a board member
- staff and board relationships
- insights into board member personality styles and team development
- future challenges: what a board should look for
Who Should Attend?
- New or prospective board members
- Existing board members who want to improve individual member and the board’s effectiveness
- Social workers, grant writers, consultants or anyone who deals with nonprofit boards
- Board staff members
Important Course Information and Requirements:
- Students will be awarded .6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 6 hours of course work.
- Timely completion of assignments is required including the successful completion of written and oral assignments. To receive your Continuing Education Units (CEUs), your attendance is required for the full 6-hour session.