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SNOE Region Trustee Workshop:   Building Better Boards

April 5, 2017 9:30am – 3:30pm
Midwestern Intermediate Unit, 453 Maple Street, Grove City, PA  16127

Workshop Agenda

9:30am – Registration
10am – 3pm* – Presentation by Michael Kumer (See below for more information)
3pm – Evaluation

Presentation topics will include:

  • Let’s Get to Know One Another!
  • Board Basics: A Quick Review!
  • Recruiting and Retaining the Peak-Performing Board
  • Nurturing a Powerful & Productive Board/CEO Relationship

* Lunch will be provided during the presentation.

Register Online:  Google Forms SNOE Trustee Workshop
Or contact Amy Geisinger at 724-658-6659 x124
Registration deadline: March 24, 2017

Workshop is FREE and open to all public library directors and trustees in the SNOE region.
Contact Amy above if you are coming from outside the SNOE region

Michael Kumer
Michael Kumer is the Principal of BoardsMTO (Made to Order), a boutique consulting firm helping community benefit boards attain excellence in all areas of governance, including strategic planning, board member recruitment, and effective board structures. An exceptional facilitator, Michael is often called upon to help organizations achieve consensus.

As an enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring speaker, Michael’s presentations are in demand. His programs enjoy a cumulative enrollment of thousands of board members, staff, and volunteers, representing hundreds of nonprofit agencies. He is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of community leadership at local, regional and national conferences.

For the past decade Michael served as the Executive Director of Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI), and as Associate Dean of the University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. He also served as the Program Director, Community Leadership Concentration, for Duquesne’s Master of Science in Leadership degree program.

In addition to his acumen on current trends in community leadership, Michael enjoys sharing personal experiences accumulated as a board or advisory council member for such prestigious organizations as the Allegheny County Library Association, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Music for All, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and Youth Education in the Arts. Most recently, he served as vice president for the board of PANO, the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

SNOE Region: Seneca District, New Castle District, Oil Creek District, Erie District

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.