This course is intended for graduate students interested in learning about the governance of nonprofit organizations and the role of nonprofit boards. The course will cover models of nonprofit governance, roles and responsibilities of boards, board structure and composition, board development, relationship of boards and management and board performance. At the end of the course, learners will understand nonprofit board purpose, structure and responsibilities, the relationship of the board to organizational/CEO performance, fiduciary, strategic, and generative governance models and common problems and issues encountered in nonprofit governance. As a weekend intensive course, students should expect to complete readings and a reflection assignment prior to the course. In-class time will include lecture, interactive discussion, and group work. A comprehensive assignment demonstrating application of course materials will be due following the classroom experience.
Courses are subject to change at any time. Please check mySSA for the quarters, days, and times that courses will be held, as well as room numbers.