Program Overview

The following is a brief summary of the organization of the topics covered during the year. Dates and topics are subject to some reorganization prior to the commencement of the Institute.

Thursday, September 14, 2017: The session will begin with the program and participant introductions and lead into program development and delivery.

Friday, September 15, 2017: The session will focus on program development and evaluation.

Thursday, October 12, 2017: The focus is on financial resource management. Topics will include: budgets, meeting requirements of funding sources, meeting requirements of regulatory/oversight bodies and government, and meeting management requirements.

Friday, October 13, 2017: The focus for this session is on managing external relations. This will include issues related to: media, constituencies, the public, political/governmental entities, and social media.

Thursday, November 9, 2017: This session will emphasize contract and human resource law.

Friday, November 10, 2017: The focus is on financial resource development. Topics will include: budgets, meeting requirements of funding sources, meeting requirements of regulatory/oversight bodies and government, and meeting management requirements.

Friday, January 12, 2018:  This session will deal with board governance. Issues to be examined include: board responsibilities, staff responsibilities, legal structure (by-laws, tax code, and relevant statutes), and capacity issues related to the board, staff, volunteers, and clientele.

Friday, February 16, 2018: This session will focus on program development and delivery for non-profit organizations to include the following topics: shared vision, good judgment and integrity, alignment of all parties and how to create that, team building and collaboration, and cooperation with other non-profits, government, and individuals.

Friday, March 9, 2018: The emphasis is on public policy. Some of the issues to be examined include: childcare, education, healthcare.

Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, 2018: The April meeting dates will be the culmination of the year's activities. Participants will involve themselves in a new case study where they will get to bring all the previous discussions to bear.

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