Session Preview: Tuning Up Your Governance Rigging

Tuning Up Your Governance Rigging

Presenter: Alice Cochran, Golden Gate Tall Ships Society

Is it time for an overhaul in your nonprofit?  This session is for (potentially bored) board members, executives or administrators who may experience governance and management on a collision course and seek clarification of leadership roles.  This session will also provide tips for developing shared values and vision and revitalizing an organization’s mission statement.  In addition, participants will leave with flexible formats for enlivened meeting agendas, focused dialogue and participative group decision-making from Roberta’s Rules of Order, an alternative to Civil War era parliamentary procedure (Robert’s Rules).


Tune Up your Governance Rigging


Alice Cochran

Alice Collier Cochran
Alice Collier Cochran

Alice Collier Cochran, M.Ed. is an experienced consultant to nonprofits on shared governance, collaborative planning and board meeting effectiveness.   She is a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Leadership Studies, School of Business and Leadership, at Dominican University of California.

Alice is the author of Roberta’s Rules of Order (Jossey-Bass/Wiley) and a Quick Start Guide to customize meeting and decision-making guidelines.  She leads related workshops and facilitates “advances” (not retreats) for nonprofits.

Alice is a former Tall Ships America board member and is currently an advisory board member. She’s the current president of the Golden Gate Tall Ships Society.  Her small catboat (a wannabe tall ship) “Kitty Sark” is berthed in Sausalito, CA.

Updated 1.22.14


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