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Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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University at Buffalo

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The State University of New York

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Board Operating Procedures, Structures, and Meetings

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 108 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Course 3 Overview Video9m
Course 4 (Capstone Project) Overview6m
Week 1 Lecture25m
Week 1 Guest Interview with Will Brown on Board Engagement7m
Interview with Dr. Laura Schweitzer: Leadership and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations from a Practitioner Perspective43m
Conceptual Framework of the Elements of Board Effectiveness7m
Professor Vic Murray summarizes the design of the board assessment1m
8 readings
Course 3 Teaching and Learning Overview10m
Required and Recommended Texts10m
Week 1 Key Questions and Competencies10m
Week 1 Readings and Resources10m
Discuss Case Study10m
Course Project Overview10m
Option 1: Working With a Real Board10m
Option 2: Working With a Fictitious Board10m
1 practice exercise
Week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The Composition and Development of the Board

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 55 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Week 2 Guest Interview with Pat Bradshaw on Board Diversity22m
Conceptual Framework of the Elements of Board Effectiveness7m
Professor Vic Murray summarizes the design of the board assessment1m
6 readings
Week 2 Key Questions and Competencies10m
Week 2 Readings and Resources10m
Discuss Case Study10m
Course Project Overview10m
Option 1: Working With a Real Board10m
Option 2: Working With a Fictitious Board10m
1 practice exercise
Week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Board Culture and Leadership

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 62 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Week 3 Guest Interview with David O. Renz on Governance Beyond the Board12m
Conceptual Framework of the Elements of Board Effectiveness7m
Professor Vic Murray summarizes the design of the board assessment1m
6 readings
Week 3 Key Questions and Competencies10m
Week 3 Readings and Resources10m
Discuss Case Study10m
Course Project Overview10m
Option 1: Working With a Real Board10m
Option 2: Working With a Fictitious Board10m
1 practice exercise
Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Individual Concept Testing and Application

3 hours to complete
2 practice exercises
Readiness Assurance Test (RAT)30m
RAT Application Exercise30m

About the Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Specialization

Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

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