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Achieving Peak Performance: Structuring Your Board to Get Work Done

Inn at the Commons 200 N Riverside Avenue
Medford

About this event

Marc Smiley, Managing Partner

Solid Ground Consulting

Lunch & Networking at 11:30
Presentation at 12:00

Boards usually have much more work to do than they can possibly get done. Failure to prioritize can result in the Board spending precious time on things that are least important—they just happen to be next on the list! How do you assess whether or not your Board needs to function differently? And, if you already know that the Board needs to function in a different way, how do you communicate this and move towards new ways of working?

This session will look at:

  • Evaluating Board effectiveness
  • Setting Board goals and priorities
  • Identifying and selecting options for changing the Board process of doing business
  • Creating and implementing Board work plans

About the Presenter

Marc Smiley is the Managing Partner with Solid Ground Consulting, and has been a consultant in Oregon for more than 20 years. His consulting practice specializes in organizational development, strategic planning, and fundraising. He has worked extensively with nonprofit and public organizations involved in a spectrum of issues including land and river conservation, energy conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation, and human services.

Marc was formerly the Executive Director for the Oregon Natural Resources Council and the Yakima Greenway Foundation, and he was the first Training Director for River Network. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with several organizations, including Online Networking for the Environment Northwest (ONE/Northwest) and REACH Community Development. Additionally, Marc teaches graduate and undergraduate courses as an adjunct professor for the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University.

About the Network

Each session of the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Training Series is designed to strengthen your development and leadership skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development and meeting with the experts, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

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Marc Smiley, Managing Partner
Solid Ground Consulting

Lunch & Networking at 11:30
Presentation at 12:00

Boards usually have much more work to do than they can possibly get done. Failure to prioritize can result in the Board spending precious time on things that are least important—they just happen to be next on the list! How do you assess whether or not your Board needs to function differently? And, if you already know that the Board needs to function in a different way, how do you communicate this and move towards new ways of working?

This session will look at:

  • Evaluating Board effectiveness
  • Setting Board goals and priorities
  • Identifying and selecting options for changing the Board process of doing business
  • Creating and implementing Board work plans

About the Presenter

Marc Smiley is the Managing Partner with Solid Ground Consulting, and has been a consultant in Oregon for more than 20 years. His consulting practice specializes in organizational development, strategic planning, and fundraising. He has worked extensively with nonprofit and public organizations involved in a spectrum of issues including land and river conservation, energy conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation, and human services.

Marc was formerly the Executive Director for the Oregon Natural Resources Council and the Yakima Greenway Foundation, and he was the first Training Director for River Network. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with several organizations, including Online Networking for the Environment Northwest (ONE/Northwest) and REACH Community Development. Additionally, Marc teaches graduate and undergraduate courses as an adjunct professor for the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University.

About the Network

Each session of the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Training Series is designed to strengthen your development and leadership skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development and meeting with the experts, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

When
January 15th, 2014 from 11:30 AM to  1:30 PM
Location
Inn at the Commons
200 N Riverside Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
Jackson
Event Fee(s)
NAO Members $22.50
Nonmembers $25.00
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City Medford
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Topic Board Governance
Presenter Marc Smiley
Event Region Southern Oregon
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