Cathy Trower, Ph.D., is president of Trower & Trower, Inc. through which she provides governance consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Formerly, she was a senior research associate at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Trower is nationally known for her expertise on board culture, leadership, structure, organizational change, best governance practices and strategic thinking. She is in high demand as a speaker, consultant, and board advisor/coach.
Is your board underwhelming in its leadership?
There is an overwhelming amount of effort applied toward achieving the principles of good governance and a surprisingly equal measure of disappointment in board outcomes.
Three celebrated modes of governance: a proven approach
This sentiment and many other sector questions prompted Chait, Ryan and Taylor to write Governance as Leadership, which introduced a ground-breaking trimodal approach to board governance in fiduciary, strategic and generative spheres.
High-performing boards: applications and examples
The subject of this interview, The Practitioner's Guide to Governance as Leadership, is Cathy Trower's how-to edition, which expands on Governance as Leadership's influential work with a wealth of examples of high-performing nonprofit boards as well as insightful tools and guidance on how to successfully operate equally in these three celebrated modes.
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Join CausePlanet founder and publisher Denise McMahan for a lively discussion about how to tap your board's talent in these three areas with author Cathy Trower.
Questions in this interview will touch on the book's following highlights:
- Encounter sophisticated thinking, instructive vignettes, illustrative documents and practical recommendations to achieve excellence in the boardroom.
- Explore how to attain proficiency in three recommended governance modes or mindsets: fiduciary, strategic and generative.
- Leverage the author's applications of this groundbreaking approach that originally was introduced in Governance as Leadership.
- Apply concrete strategies that will help you and your board improve critical thinking and overall performance.
The LIVE AUTHOR INTERVIEW series of nonprofit management webinars for the LANO Network is made possible through generous support from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.