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Learn how to be an effective nonprofit board member at Lawrence Tech

Release Date: October 27, 2009

Southfield, Mich. - "Boardmanship Essentials," the first in a series of seven board member training workshops , will be held Friday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to noon at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile, Southfield.

Called BoardWALK, the workshop series focuses on seven different topics aimed at building the capacity of current and prospective nonprofit board members and executive staff in strategic areas of management.

BoardWALK is a collaborative program of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Executive Service Corps and Lawrence Tech's Center for Nonprofit Management.

The other Friday morning workshops in the series are:

  • "Making Your Strategic Plan Work," Dec. 4.
  • "Fund Development for Board Members," Jan. 15.
  • "Financial Oversight of the Board," Feb. 5.
  • "Building An Effective Board," March 5.
  • "Effective Board Teamwork," April 2.
  • "Executive Director & Board Relationship," May 7.

Professor Jerry Lindman, director of the Center for Nonprofit Management in Lawrence Tech's College of Management, will teach the Nov. 6 session. Experts in the field will teach the subsequent sessions.

The cost is $35 for individual workshops, or $225 for the series of seven. All workshops will be held in the Buell Management Building at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

To register, visit .  For information, email or go to .

Lawrence Technological University,, offers nearly 100 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech's 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.