Advanced Board Governance
Previously Known as KPPI-471-0
PASS / NO CREDIT
Students will earn .5 credits in Fall, .5 credits in Spring and receive a grade at the end of Spring Quarter.The Board Fellows program is designed to prepare students for nonprofit board service and civic leadership through a combination of academic coursework, nonprofit board service, and fellowship. The depth of this experiential learning opportunity is unique among business schools. Its purpose is to arm you with foundational knowledge that will further your understanding of how nonprofits are governed, accelerate the impact of your board service, and ultimately prepare you to become a more effective, socially conscious, and civically engaged leader after graduation. Students must apply in the Fall of their first year to become a Board Fellow. Once selected, they will be automatically enrolled in the two required courses: SSIM 453-5 in the first year, SSIM 471 in the second year. In SSIM 471, students dive deeper into topics introduced the previous year, learning from guest speakers and from each other as they offer their own experiences of board service. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion, finding your voice in the boardroom, dashboards and performance measurement, differences between nonprofit and corporate board service, and boards after business school. This course meets for a total of ten weeks, split evenly between the Fall quarter and the Spring quarter. This course is a complement to your ex officio board service. You will add value to class discussions by bringing in examples from your board experience, and you will add value to your board by contributing examples from your classroom experience. Key deliverables include a project or projects of substance for your nonprofit partner, a final paper, attendance at board meetings, and three 1:1 check-ins with the Professor.
Social Impact Pathway- Nonprofit