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  • Mini-Course Overview

    how to be a productive board member

    by Dr. Brian DeCook

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    Whether you have been asked to serve on a board, are interested in doing so, or already have served on a board, this course will dive into the importance of the role. Board membership can change the life and path of the individual and of the organization as a whole. The world needs more productive board members. Join Professor DeCook in the process of becoming one! 

    Course Outcomes: 

    At the end of this course, students will have learned: 

    1. The benefits of being a board member as well as the many reasons people choose to serve 
    2. The impact and life-changing effects serving as a board member can have on one's life 
    3. The steps required to form a non-profit board 
    4. How to identify initial board members 
    5. The legal duties of board members
    6. The role of a board of directors and how a board functions
    7. The particular skills necessary for a productive board member
    8. How one's leadership capacity can be maximized 
    9. The spiritual warfare that can be encountered as a board member and how it can be addressed


    Post in 3 Forums. You will get a completion check indicating you have posted reflections also read and engage with the comments of others. 


    After you complete viewing the materials and posting your reflections there is a two-part feedback assignment and quiz. This will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the mini-course.

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