July 25, 2017

Leadership Seminar to Help Nonprofits Build Strong Governing Boards

Cathy TrowerRegistration now is open for “Stepping Up Your Governance Game,” a nonprofit board leadership seminar co-sponsored by The Dayton Foundation and Aileron. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at Aileron, 8860 Wildcat Rd., Tipp City, Ohio 45371. The interactive session is open to nonprofit leadership professionals and will be presented by Dr. Cathy A. Trower, president of Trower & Trower, Inc., a board governance consulting firm that has provided consulting and coaching services to more than 150 nonprofit organizations.

“Stepping Up Your Governance Game” is designed to help nonprofit leadership build a stronger governing board and will provide ideas and practical steps to improve governance. The session will cover topics such as why some nonprofit boards underperform, what gets in the way of great governance, the latest on leading in complex times where best practices don’t necessarily apply, and how adaptive and flexible board leadership is necessary. Participants also will learn about the three ways of thinking - fiduciary, strategic and generative - needed in today’s leadership, and how to apply these learnings to the challenges their organizations currently are facing.

In addition to consulting work, Dr. Trower is the author of The Practitioner’s Guide to Governance as Leadership: Building High Performing Nonprofit Boards and Govern More, Manage Less, and co-author of What Board Members Need to Know about Faculty. A former research director at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. Trower has more than 20 years’ experience in providing governance consulting services to nonprofit organizations.

The cost to attend the seminar is $50 for one nonprofit representative and free for an accompanying board member. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information or to register, visit www.daytonfoundation.org/nonprofitseminar.html. Reservations will be accepted through September 1, 2017.

About The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,500 charitable funds that have provided over $867 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. Ranked among the top 5 percent of all community foundations in the nation for total assets, The Dayton Foundation is second among them in the number of charitable funds and third in the number of grants awarded. More information about The Dayton Foundation is available at www.daytonfoundation.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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