22 February 2008

Good Governance is Leadership Excellence

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Date: June 12, 2008
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Title: Good Governance is Leadership Excellence
Location: Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management, 1000 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Course Description:
Gain a solid understanding of this established model and make it work for your organization. Policy Governance® is a comprehensive and integrated governance system shown to increase organizational accountability and effectiveness. This class is your introduction to clear and deliberate governance.

Governance is the highest level of organizational leadership. The job of governance needs to emphasize values, vision, empowerment of both board and staff, and the strategic ability to lead leaders. Workshop is for board members and staff leaders who will (1) gain appreciation of leadership through governance, (2) define roles of management and board governance distinctly from one another, (3) identify the unique job outputs of the board, (4) avoid both meddling and "rubber-stamping."

Instructor’s Bio:
Glen Peterson coaches leaders and equips organizations to improve capacity and infrastructure with goals of improved sustainability, increased results and stronger community impact. Glen’s strategic engagements produce capacity development results that in turn help organizations conceptualize and implement new community and economic development projects. For boards of directors, Glen facilitates the development, adoption and installation of a comprehensive board governance system that goes beyond mere compliance and managed details. Glen is a member of the International Policy Governance® Association and trained by John and Miriam Carver at the Policy Governance® Academy™.

Glen has 20 years of experience as a consultant and staff leader. He has served organizations in Los Angeles and Pomona, south Florida, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Glen now provides services through Capacity Partnership Group (www.capacityparternship.com).

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06 February 2008

Poverty Guidelines from the Federal Government

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The 2008 Poverty Guidelines have been published on the Federal Register.

This information will be necessary for your 2008 applications for funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and other governmental resource development.

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01 February 2008

Organizational Assessment and Capacity Development

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Workshop at the Center for Nonprofit Management

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Half Day)
Fee: varies (see chart)

Instructor: Glen Peterson
Course Code: FR 76

Course Description
Organizational capacity is the foundation for growth and sustainability. Organizational assessment is important to recognize and celebrate strengths—both used and untapped—and to identify areas for growth. A good assessment process will help draw out diverse viewpoints within the organization, bring blind spots into view, and strategically address a variety of capacity areas. We will explore the cycles of organizational development and provide tools for building an appropriate plan for capacity development.

You can register by fax or by mail. Phone registrations are not accepted.

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