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Non-Profit Governance Webinar Series
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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2024 Non-Profit Governance Webinar Series

A 4-Part Series Designed for
Senior Management Teams and Board Members

Series Dates: January 24, January 31, February 14, & February 28
11:00 am - Noon EST

Webinar Series Information:

January 24, 2024 - Recording/Handouts available 
11:00 am - Noon
Opportunity at the Intersection of Strategic Planning and Aging Services Boards
Speaker: Chris McNiven, Founder and Consulting Practice Lease, Aspire Consulting

In the ever-evolving landscape of aging service organizations, board members are called on to shoulder an immense weight of responsibility. As the future unfolds with its blend of complexity and uncertainty there is an opportunity. Strategic planning emerges as a critical process offering boards an opening to thoughtfully steward the organization's mission as the explicitly consider and shape its future.


  • Understand the Board's Role: The model of governance chosen directly impacts how a Board is involved in the strategic planning process. A framework of options and implications is provided.
  • Explore Critical Themes: Case studies are used to exemplify frequently surfaced and important themes that Boards wrestle with during the strategic planning process.
  • Shared Learnings: Gain insights into the practical strategies employed by high-performing boards during the strategic planning process.
  • Carry-Out Questions: A curated set of questions asked by Board members during their strategic planning process are provided to prompt thinking as participants return to their organization.

January 31, 2024- Recording/Handouts available 
11:00 am - Noon
Strategic Thinking for Boards
Speaker: Jane Mack, President and CEO, Friends Alliance

We all want our boards to think strategically, but to do so requires intentionality from both the board and administration. It is a shared responsibility. This session will examine what is needed from all parties to productively engage a board in this manner. From the importance of "setting the table" for strategic discussion to different tips and techniques to stimulate conversations, join us to consider how to support a board in functioning in the insight and foresight modes of governance.


  • Consider the strategic elements of a board governance.
  • Explore what is needed to prepare a board for strategic thinking.
  • Learn ways to support strategic discussions at the board level.

February 14, 2024
11:00 am - Noon
Everything is Changing-What About Your Board?
Speaker: Andy Edeburn, Founder, Elder Dynamics

As aging services organizations have innovated offerings and operations over the last several years, governance models and boards that lead, inform, and govern have remained largely unchanged. While stability is important, just "doing the same old thing" with governance models, approach, or even composition shortchanges many organizations from the speed and agility necessary to navigate in the future. As our industry adapts, so must our thinking around governance. This session will consider where and how governance needs to evolve, how other organizations have innovated their approach to board engagement, what are the five questions you need to ask about your own board, and what you maybe need to do about it.


  • Describe the characteristics of both low- and high-performing boards.
  • summarize how other leading non-profit and aging services organizations have adapted and innovated their approach to governance.
  • Evaluate current board performance and identify potential strategies to improve or adapt.

February 28, 2024
11:00 am - Noon
Economic and Financial Trends for Decision Markers in Not-for-Profit Senior Living
Speaker: Tom Bowden, Senior VP, HJ Sims

This session will review how our volatile economy has affected senior housing and what senior housing will be financially grappling with in the foreseeable future.


  • Understand the impact on senior housing from an economic and financial perspective.
  • discuss the decisions that will need to be made, and the various methods to be incorporated by organizations and communities to sustain viability and growth.

Special Add On: LeadingAge Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine & New Hampshire members are invited to engage in an hour-long group discussion following each webinar. This will give the attendees the opportunity to debrief from the session and share best practices and personal experiences!

Series Pricing: LeadingAge Connecticut members, subscribers, and Board members $200 per registration

Registration is a commitment to pay in full and the deadline to register is Thursday, January 18th.
Registration is for one computer login access per webinar.

CEUs: 4.0 CT NHA will be available to registered participants upon completion of the series.

Question? Contact LeadingAge Connecticut at [email protected] or 203-678-4477.