The State University of New York
Capstone - Managing Board Change for Higher Levels of Leadership and Governance Effectiveness
The State University of New York

Capstone - Managing Board Change for Higher Levels of Leadership and Governance Effectiveness

This course is part of Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Specialization

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Prof. Yvonne Cafik Harrison, PhD
Prof. Vic Murray, PhD

Instructors: Prof. Yvonne Cafik Harrison, PhD

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There are 8 modules in this course

Welcome to the fourth and final course in the new Coursera Specialization: Developing Leadership and Improving Governance in Nonprofit Organizations.The Capstone is designed to help you apply the knowledge and skills developed in the three Specialization courses to a real world leadership and governance situation a nonprofit organization board of directors is experiencing. As a service learning experience, you will act as an agent for positive change by working with a board of a nonprofit organization that you serve on, work for, or know through the Capstone Project.

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2 videos3 readings2 discussion prompts

Welcome to Week 2! The focus this week is on obtaining formal consent from your chosen board to participate in the Capstone Project it is then necessary to register them for the board performance assessment at www.boardcheckup.com, if you have not already done so.

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2 readings1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Week 3! The goal of this week is to start the process of gathering and monitoring data .

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1 reading1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Week 4! The goal of this week is to monitor data collection and to write and share a draft of the first part of your Capstone Project report.

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1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Week 5! The goal for this week is to complete and return any peer reviews of other course participants’ Capstone Project reports. Also, if you submitted a draft of your report to others for peer review last week reflect on their feedback. Finally, begin the process of analyzing data to generate the Capstone Project findings.

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1 reading1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Week 6! At this stage in the Capstone, you should have a good understanding of the strengths as well as the issues that challenge the effectiveness of the governing board you are working with. It is at this point that the "Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations" course text should be used as a resource for understanding why these challenges exist and what can be done about them.

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1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Week 7! The goals for this week are: (a) To complete and return any partial Capstone Project draft reports sent to you last week by fellow students for your peer review you; (b) Reflect on the peer reviews you received on last week's partial draft report. (c) Complete a draft of the full Capstone Project Report.

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1 reading1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Week 8! The goal for this week is to submit your Capstone Project report for peer grading and to evaluate reports that you have been assigned to review.

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1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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Prof. Yvonne Cafik Harrison, PhD
The State University of New York
4 Courses34,462 learners
Prof. Vic Murray, PhD
The State University of New York
4 Courses34,462 learners

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