5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Classes & Series
Mike Walsh, Vice President/Director of Public Policy, The Foraker Group
/ General $50.00
To register for this series, go to the first class in the series Board Roles & Responsibilities on May 3.
Do you think your board could use a boost of commitment and energy? Do you wonder how to keep board members accountable? Do you wish your board had a solid recruitment and retention process? This class is ideal for organizations that want to thrive not just survive. You will learn how your board can reach its full potential by:
- Focusing meetings on mission-based activities
- Using committees more effectively
- Operating with clear job descriptions for board members
- Unleashing the creativity of board members
- Engaging in proven techniques to attract, retain and motivate board members
When you leave this class, you will have a deeper understanding of how board members can become full partners with leadership staff in assuring the success of your organization.
This event is co-sponsored by UAF- Kuskokwim Campus and Bethel Community Services Foundation
This class will be offered online
Vice President/Director of Public Policy, The Foraker Group
Mike has lived in Alaska for over 25 years, most of that time in Fairbanks. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Purdue University, a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Mike served in the administration of Governor Tony Knowles and Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer as Deputy Director of the Fairbanks Office of the Governor, and has worked extensively with local nonprofit boards and agencies on a wide range of policy and management issues. He is a past President of and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Fairbanks Community Food Bank, and is President of the Board of Directors for Dance Theatre Fairbanks, a small nonprofit. He is a long-time Adjunct Professor of Political Science for both the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Pacific University. As Vice President, Mike responsibility for development and provision of our business planning services and he provides training to boards and staff on a variety of topics, including lobbying and advocacy and outcomes evaluation. To date he has facilitated dozens of strategic planning sessions, facilitated the development of scores of nonprofit business plans, worked with multiple organizations considering various types of mergers and collaborations, and trained hundreds of nonprofit boards and staff of Alaska nonprofits.