Online Courses

Our online courses are designed to provide you with vital information and proven strategies on a wide range of board and leadership topics to allow you to improve your performance, experience greater levels of personal satisfaction, professional recognition, and contribute to the greater positive impact on those you serve. Whether you currently serve or aspire to serve as the chief executive officer, are a member of your organization’s Board of Trustees or other motivated member of your nonprofit organization’s management team, and you want to become a high performing leader or board member making a positive social impact in the communities you serve, whether locally, nationally or globally, our courses are for you.

You can enjoy our online courses at your convenience, on your desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course: How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Board

This course is intended for you, the millions of men and women who voluntarily serve on a nonprofit board, regardless of your specific mission or purpose, who are committed to making a positive social impact in the communities you serve, whether locally, nationally or globally.

My goal with this course is to provide you with information and proven strategies on a wide range of board governance topics to allow you and your board to improve your board’s performance resulting in a greater positive impact on those you serve. Not only do high performing boards make a greater positive impact in their community, their board members also enjoy their service on their boards at a far greater rate as well.

In this course, there are 6 modules centered around the following topics:

  • The Life Cycles of Board Governance, The Characteristics and Obstacles of Being a High Performing Nonprofit Board
  • The Role and Characteristics of the Board Chair and Board Leadership Succession
  • The CEO and Board Relationship, Executive Leadership Competencies and CEO Performance Evaluations
  • The Board’s Role in Achieving Your Strategic Vision
  • The Board’s Role in Philanthropy
  • Evaluating the Board’s Committee Structures, Recruitment and Reappointment, Dealing with Difficult Board Behavior and Assessing the Board’s Annual Performance

Choosing the road of self-examination is often fraught with discomfort and fear. After all, once we’ve been made aware of our shortcomings, most feel compelled to address them. In Dennis Miller’s most recent course offering, he accompanies us on a journey where we explore and assess the state of our non-profit board performance. In a well informed and professional way, Dennis identifies and encourages us to examine the areas critical the optimal performance of non-profit boards. In this course, Dennis asks the tough questions in a respectful and non-threatening way. While the answers to many of these questions may be easily forthcoming, the solutions may be more elusive, admittedly. As someone who has personally benefited from Dennis’s consultation in the past, this course touches all the bases of non-profit board performance and will place you firmly on the road of improved board outcomes, for those of you truly committed to them. I strongly urge you to purchase this course.

Stephen N. Lawrence, Ph.D., MPA
Chair, Committee on Trustees and Board Governance
Bonnie Brae School

Courses Being Developed

How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Executive Leadership Team
Coming in 2019

Identifying and Developing New Leaders in Your Organization for Tomorrow’s Leadership Challenges
Coming in 2019

Ascending from Management to Leadership: Becoming Tomorrow’s Nonprofit Executive Leaders
Coming in 2019

How to Engage and Motivate Your Stakeholders to Achieve Your Strategic Vision
Coming in 2020

Would Your Board Rather Have a Root Canal than Raise Money? How to Engage and Motivate Your Board and CEO to Participate in Philanthropy
Coming in 2020

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