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  1. 1. Food for Thought: Building Board Engagement ACHAP Conference July 17, 2015
  2. 2. Dottie Schindlinger 2 Governance Technology Evangelist 18 years experience in nonprofit governance, leadership development Author of several articles & book chapters on intersection of technology and governance Part of founding team that developed BoardEffect
  3. 3. 3 What Is Board Engagement (and why should we care?)
  4. 4. 4 The world is becoming more turbulent faster than most organizations are becoming more resilient. GARY HAMEL What Matters Now
  5. 5. QUESTIONS POSED ROLE Watchdogs Strategic Partners Sense Makers Whats the plan? Whats wrong? Whats the right question? 5 FIDUCIARY STRATEGIC GENERATIVE Three Governance Modes From the Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of the Nonprofit Board seminar taught by William Ryan for the Pew Charitable Trusts, May 2007
  6. 6. Governance Profiles (Cultures) 6 EXECUTIVE GOVERNANCE SHARED GOVERNANCE GOVERNANCE BY DEFAULT GOVERNANCE BY FIAT LEVELOFSTAFFINVOLVEMENT LEVEL OF BOARD ENGAGEMENT From the Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of the Nonprofit Board seminar taught by William Ryan for the Pew Charitable Trusts, May 2007
  7. 7. 7 Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Peter Drucker
  8. 8. Practical Strategies for Building Healthy Board Culture Connect board members to your mission Set meeting agendas collaboratively Consent agendas can free time for discussion Silent meeting starts & one-minute essay Quick polls & mini executive sessions Seek generative landmarks in past minutes Post-meeting check-ins 8
  9. 9. 9 How Can You Do It?
  10. 10. 10 Personalized Dashboard
  11. 11. 11 Scheduling, Calendar, Attendance Tracking
  12. 12. 12 Management of Board Meetings Materials
  13. 13. 13 Board Profiles
  14. 14. 14 Feedback & Discussion
  15. 15. 15 Board Education & Knowledge Development
  16. 16. Contact: Dottie Schindlinger dottie@boardeffect.com (267) 385-8465