Led by David Renz, Ph.D.
How can staff and their board members actually
achieve the level of impact and value that is being demanded
The days of board as invisible partner in the work of
a nonprofit organization are long gone. Increasingly, in a Sarbanes-Oxley
world that demands more accountability for all organizations and
boards, nonprofit board members find that they too are being held
to higher standards as they must account for the success and effectiveness
of their agencies.
This seminar focuses on
the knowledge and resources board members & executives need in
order to understand the latest in legal, political, and organizational
accountability. This session
will introduce nonprofit leaders to the standards to which boards
of the future will be held, and provide resources and tools that
they can use to strengthen their board’s performance and
Who Should Attend: Board members, Executives,
Staff that support boards.
Workshop participants will leave this session with essential
understanding of the key dimensions of board accountability and
how cutting-edge nonprofit boards address them, including:
- A sample nonprofit agency accountability checklist/self-assessment;
- A sample nonprofit board accountability self-assessment;
- Sample policies to that help nonprofits address Sarbanes-Oxley
- Sample policies on conflicts of interest and whistleblower
- An annotated Internet reference list for additional and detailed
information on nonprofit board and agency accountability.
About David Renz:
David Renz, Ph.D. is the Director of the Midwest
Center for Nonprofit Leadership in the Henry W. Bloch School
of Business and Public Administration, at the University of Missouri-Kansas
Dr. Renz teaches and conducts research on nonprofit and public
service leadership and governance, and he helps organizations develop
programs to strengthen quality, innovation, and effectiveness.
Much of Renz's work focuses on helping organizations and communities
design and successfully implement major change and development
initiatives. Renz's research interests are in the areas of nonprofit
and public service organization effectiveness, governance, and
innovation in public service management and leadership.
His work is regularly published in both scholarly and practitioner
publications, including Nonprofit Management and Leadership, The
Nonprofit Quarterly, The Nonprofit CEO Newsletter, Strategic Governance,
Leadership Quest, Public Productivity and Management Review, The
Bioethics Forum, American Review of Public Administration, and
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.