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Selecting the right governance models, assessing board members’ capabilities, and focusing board recruitment and management…

With the change in the funding of and the role for non-profit organizations in the children’s service arena, the role of governance boards is evolving.  Today’s directors need to play a more active role in organizational oversight and planning.   Board members need to know the major environmental forces affecting the field, their role in the organization’s governance, and how to evaluate their executive director and his/her abilities to gather the resources needed to be successful in meeting the organization’s mission in the community.  But, one board governance model does not fit all organizations in the field.  OPEN MINDS brings your organization expertise in the three key areas needed to optimizing the board contribution – selecting the right governance model for the organization; assessing the board’s skills and abilities; and enhancing your board recruitment and management plan.   Our structured approach to Board Performance Optimization provides your organization with the tools to get the  most from the contributions of your board of directors.

Program Components:

1. Assessment of Your Board Governance & Composition With A Management Briefing On Best Practices in Non-Profit Board Governance
OPEN MINDS will conduct a Board of Directors Assessment Program that is tailored to your organization.  The OPEN MINDS team will:

2. Executive Briefings on Best Practices in Non-Profit Board Governance & Management
OPEN MINDS will conduct an executive briefing (full day on-site, half-day on-site, or web seminar) that will introduce the participants to current best practices in board governance and management.  These briefings will include information on:

These intensive, interactive sessions will be customized for your organization’s management team.  In all formats, informative presentation will be blended with group interaction.

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