harris-logoLeadership and Leveraging Board Talent

Mission Critical: Harnessing Untapped Board Potential

Mission-driven organizations need to do a lot with a little. When faced with challenges like tight budgets, small staffs, and a crowded marketplace, how can leaders get the most out of resources they might be overlooking—like their board members?

Board membership convenes mission-focused leaders from across sectors and industries, offering a deep bench with a wide-ranging skillset that can be brought to bear to advance an organization’s goals.

But how can emerging leaders in the social sector effectively leverage board members? How can you focus the talent, knowledge, and skills of their organization’s board to drive innovation, facilitate collaboration, implement change, and manage outcomes? Or if interested in serving on a board, how can you position yourself as an added value to the organization and senior leadership so that you can make an impact?

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy invites you to hear strategies and tactics that address these questions from noted economist Katherine Baicker, Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor; Beth Swanson, MPP’02, CEO of A Better Chicago; and Doug Grissom, seasoned board member and Managing Director and Co-Head of MDP’s Business and Government Software and Services team.

Event Details
5:30 pm – Doors Open
6:00 pm – Program Starts
7:00 – Networking Reception

This event is hosted by a campus partner. If you have any questions regarding registration or logistics of the event, where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact Jennifer Erickson at jerickson1@uchicago.edu.



Event Information

Cost: Complimentary


6:00PM - 8:00PM Tue 3 Dec 2019 ( Timezone: Central )


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Center
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604

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