San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Frank Martinelli has over 35 years of work, training and consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit and public sector organizations. He is president of the Center For Public Skills Training where he specializes in strategic planning, governing board development and community partnership and alliance building. Since 1980, over 35,000 professional staff, board and other volunteer leaders have benefitted from Frank's practical, results-oriented training and consultation. Frank is the author of Encouraging Visionary Board Leadership, appearing in You and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field's Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs, published by Charity Channel Press.
We live in a time of profound change. Faced with shrinking budgets, rapidly evolving community needs, a hostile political environment and ever more intense public scrutiny, charter school boards are finding it's not enough to simply update a mission statement or patch over a list of outdated goals in order to remain relevant. In order to meet the challenges of building long-term financial sustainability, weighing strategic restructuring options, planning for leadership succession and more, boards need to think and act differently.
Some boards are already making the transition by applying the lessons of the book, Governance as Leadership. This leadership model challenges boards to engage in three modes of thinking and decision-making: fiduciary, strategic and generative. While all three are important, generative thinking can lay the groundwork for leaders to develop breakthrough strategies, assuring increased mission impact and sustainable growth for the future. This session will provide a practical introduction to generative thinking and offer concrete ways to apply this governance mode in your board. Attendees will:
- Gain knowledge of the Governance as Leadership framework with emphasis on generative mode thinking;
- Leave with a toolkit of activities, methods and practices for incorporating generative thinking into the ongoing work of your board;
- Grasp the implications of of strategic and generative thinking for the design and conduct of future board and committee meetings
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The mission of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools is to support, promote, and advocate for the Louisiana charter school movement, increasing student access to high quality public schools statewide.