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Board Responsibilities

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What does it mean to be a board member? What are your responsibilities? How should you approach the work? This workshop will help folks understand the difference between their fiduciary, strategic and generative responsibilities, and how to be a better board member.


Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor; Wiley
Governance and Ministry: Rethinking Board Leadership, Dan Hotchkiss; Alban Institute
Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What, Peter L. Steinke, Alban Institute
Leadership Without Easy Answers, Ronald A. Heifetz, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

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Webinar originally presented December 2013

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About the Author

Lisa Presley

Lisa Presley is a life-long Unitarian Universalist who was an active lay leader before entering our ministry in 1991. As a lay leader she was board president, board member, worship associate, stewardship campaign chair, religious education teacher, bookkeeper, secretary, and shoveled the snow as...

For more information contact midamerica@uua.org.