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Lawrence Tech hosts March 8 seminar on nonprofit board leadership

Release Date: February 24, 2010

Southfield, Mich.Lawrence Technological University will host the sixth annual “Best Practices from the Best-Managed Nonprofits” seminar on Monday, March 8, from 2-5 p.m. in the Buell Management Building, 21000 West Ten Mile Road in Southfield. This year’s theme is board leadership and innovative resource strategies.

“Engaged leadership at the board level is critical to nonprofit organizations in these times” said Lloyd Reuss, chair of Lawrence Tech’s board of trustees. “Board members need to encourage their peers to get actively involved and share management strategies that are working.”

Crain’s Detroit Business and the DTE Energy Foundation have joined Lawrence Tech in presenting the seminar, which costs $35.

Speakers include James Nicholson, president and CEO of PVS Chemicals, and Rich Homberg, president and general manager of Detroit Public Television.

Many prominent volunteer board members will participate in the networking reception that follows the seminar, which is already sold out. Reuss, Anthony Earley of DTE Energy, Sandra Pierce of Charter One Bank and other volunteer leaders will share their guidance and tips for board members regarding how to survive and thrive in these challenging times.

To register, go to or call (248) 395-2840.

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management at (248) 204-3095 or, or go to .

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 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.