Board Committees as Powerful Governing Engines
Length: 92 min
Presenter Doug Eadie will provide participants with detailed practical guidance in designing and implementing board standing committees that can serve as powerful vehicles for involving board members in doing truly high-impact governing work that makes a real difference in the affairs of their nonprofits.
Drawing on his work with over 500 nonprofit organizations over the past 25 years, Doug will describe the concrete, substantial benefits of putting a well-designed board committee structure in place, will introduce a contemporary committee structure that corresponds to the board’s broad streams of governing judgments and decisions, including detailed functional descriptions of each committee, will provide detailed guidance in implementing a new structure successfully, and will describe how to involve the CEO and senior executives in supporting board committees.
Class participants will learn:
- To understand in detail the functions of each committee making up a
contemporary board structure
- How to get the committees firmly established
- How to ensure that they function effectively over the long run
Format: This course is the recording of a live webinar and contains the slides and audio from the original
presentation. Only a reasonably current version of FlashPlayer is needed to run
this recording (most computers already have this installed).
About the Instructor, Doug Eadie
Founder and CEO of Doug Eadie & Company, a Tampa Bay firm specializing in
building high-impact board-CEO partnerships, Doug Eadie has assisted almost
500 nonprofit and public organizations in applying the High-Impact
Governing Model. Doug’s High-Impact Governing Model is
described in his 17 books, including his award winning Extraordinary
Board Leadership and his best-selling High-Impact Governing In
a Nutshell. Doug is the author of over 100 articles that have
appeared in national magazines and journals, and he writes a regular column
on nonprofit and public governance for 3 national publications.
Before founding Doug Eadie & Company, Doug served as a Peace Corps Volunteer
for three years in Ethiopia and later held a number of nonprofit and public
executive positions, including state and city budget director and community
college vice president. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of
Illinois-Urbana, Doug received his masters degree in management from the
Weatherhead School of Case Western Reserve University.