By Simone Szalmuk-Singer How do you decide whether to commit to an organisation as a board director? Perhaps you have just finished a leadership development course or maybe you expressed interest in becoming involved with a communal organisation. You may be someone who is … [Read more...] about Invited to Join a Not-For-Profit Board – Yes or No?
"There are very few institutions of excellence with ineffective Boards." By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick When was the last time your Board’s effectiveness was assessed? Does your Board of Directors make informed policy decisions that are meaningful? Does your Board function i … [Read more...] about Is it Time to “360” your Board of Directors?
By Rabbi James Greene Every year as we cycle through our Torah reading, we return to the story of the Israelites as they form, storm, norm, and perform their way through the wilderness. Along the way, they establish a religion and go through a discernment process around … [Read more...] about Advice Process: Revisiting Organizational Decision-Making to Make Executives Our Coaches and Mentors
By David E. Posner In 2011, the Rady JCC in Winnipeg undertook a strategic planning process that began with rethinking what their organizational values would be, ones like customer responsiveness and quality, along with values rooted in Judaism. This wasn’t going to be an easy … [Read more...] about Finding Jewish Values at the Center of Strategic Visioning
By Amy Asin An executive committee can play a crucial role in the strategic leadership of a congregation. Regrettably, many congregational executive committees - rather than fulfilling their true purpose - serve only to preprocess board decisions, leading to a disengaged … [Read more...] about What Should Be the Role of the Executive Committee?