BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE IDEAL AND REALITY IN THE GOVERANCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop leader: VIC MURRAY, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Vic Murray is an internationally renowned scholar and specializes in the study of voluntary sector organizations of all types with particular emphasis on the areas of board governance, strategic planning, inter-organizational collaboration and the assessment of organizational effectiveness. He is also an active consultant in these areas and is the driving force behind the Volunteer Sector Knowledge Network project.
As part of the Social Economy Centre’s 2007-2008 offerings, Dr. Murray will present a workshop exploring the “stubborn paradox in the governance of community organizations by their boards of directors.” This workshop will also offer participants the opportunity to examine solutions for bridging the gap between the ideal and the real-world experience in the governance of community organizations.
For years, books, articles, web-sites and consultants have been offering all kinds of advice on how boards ought to operate and relate to the organizations they govern. Yet many boards have a very difficult time living up to these ideals or choose not to even try. Why is this? Is it the fault of the boards and managers? Or is it possible that the advice itself is not always what is needed?
Join us in this workshop to:
• Explore the gaps between the ideal and reality in board governance
• Learn how to develop ways of bringing the ideal and reality closer together
• Learn how to use contingency-based analysis and tailored board development approaches
FORMAT: An interactive workshop with opportunities to ask questions and tailor the information to your own organization.
DATE: Friday, September 21, 2007 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
COST: $100 + GST; Each additional participant from the same organization will receive a $15 discount.
LOCATION: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, room 5-175
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station).
To register, click here or for more information contact Lisa White at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note; space is reserved in these workshops on a first-come, first-served basis.