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Governing in the 21st Century: Ethics & Accountability in the Boardroom

Please note: This session has been moved from its original date of May 6.

In partnership with Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Society

Excellence in Governance Certificate Program: Ethics and Accountability in the 21st Century Nonprofit Board

Nonprofit boards have many roles to play as stewards of the organization, but none is more important than assuring ethical behavior and providing sound fiscal oversight. Join us for this four-part certificate program as we explore real-life applications of ethics and best practices in the nonprofit boardroom. Perfect for new board members or experienced board leaders wanting to brush up on new approaches.

Facilitated by: Mary Ellen Jackson, Consultant, Mary Ellen Jackson Consulting

Sessions will run from 8:30 AM–12:00 PM, with a complimentary networking lunch following the program from 12:00–1:00 PM.

Session 1: Governing in the 21st Century: Ethics & Accountability in the Boardroom

This session will help you move your board from static and mundane meetings to intentional, strategic governance that will position your organization for success. The session will include:

  • the historic origins of the nonprofit board structure
  • the four realms of board governance: governance, accountability, fiduciary, and strategic
  • the three legal duties of the board
  • real-world examples of how ethical and strategic governance can lead to success (and how their absence can lead to failure)

Other Sessions in the Series

Funding for the Center for Ethics' "Ethics in Governance Forum" comes from a $2 million endowment created by the N.H. Secretary of State’s Office and the Center for Public Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship awarded to Saint Anselm College in 2013. The endowment was created from a settlement reached between the New Hampshire Securities Bureau and Tyco International, LTD in 2002 and is administered by the University of New Hampshire Foundation. 

Date/Time: Friday, May 13, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00 pm
Location: Saint Anselm College , Manchester
Fees: $25 per session

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