Duty of Foresight: Creating a Strategic Board

As you and your board adjust to the new times:

    • How can we develop a strategic board that can guide our direction over the next decade?
    • What is a Board Competency Matrix and how do we use it?
    • Is our Board ready to deliver on the 4th D?

As nonprofit organizations become more complex and diverse, they will require boards of directors with a wide range of knowledge, skills and attributes to address the needs and challenges of the environment. One growing trend is to move away from a constituency-based board to develop a governance model based on a more competency-based process to recruit and develop agile directors.

Along with directors committing to deliver on the three “Ds”: Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Obedience discover the 4th D, Duty of Foresight, it’s important to assess whether you have the “right people on the bus” to help your organization navigate its future.

Duty of Foresight | Hight Performance Group


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    See the need to leverage drivers of change that create disruption and opportunities for organizations.

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    Define the Board’s role in helping to develop foresight to redefine and position the organization for success.

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    Discover the Board Competency Matrix and how to develop a strategic board.

It's time to capitalize on today's challenges

Gain the perspectives and tools to emerge more healthy and sustainable than ever before.

Today’s non-profit organizations face critical decisions and need to navigate major crossroads at every turn including:

    • The impact of COVID-19 on operations and revenue
    • Developing volunteer leaders and effective teams
    • Attracting and retaining investors, sponsors and donors
    • Engaging and providing value to a diverse audience

Although changes in demographics, technology, and competition have created challenges, there are opportunities to deliver on your mission and improve how you serve stakeholders.

These are both ambivalent and exciting times full of opportunities!

This second live session of our Non-Profit Success Strategies Series, in partnership with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, is relevant and timely whether you are with a Non-Profit, Chamber of Commerce, or Association.

A Promoter of “Good Change”

Cathi Hight, is President of the Hight Performance Group, an organizational development firm that helps develop healthy organizations to manage constant change, enhance customer loyalty and “work smarter, not harder.” She has over 20 years of experience in working with education, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and technology sectors.

As a certified Wiley Workplace Solutions Partner, Cathi works with organizations to develop high performing teams, effective leaders and productive work environments.

With more than 20 years’ experience in performance improvement, Cathi helps clients identify their real problems and solve them. She shares Kaizen principles of continuous improvement, making small and incremental changes, and improving customer experiences which bring about “good change” for internal and external customers.

Cathi has a diverse career experience which includes being VP of Operations for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for both Dole Foods and Dean Foods, national manager for the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Entrepreneurship program, and a Motorola University Instructor for cycle time reduction and benchmarking. Her multi-industry background allows her to share best practices as a speaker, trainer, consultant and author.

She has served on boards of directors and chaired committees and councils for non-profit organizations. Her service includes the boards for the Boulder Chamber, Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation, YMCA of Boulder County, Business & Professional Women of Colorado, and the Austin Human Resource Management Organization. Cathi believes that “a call to leadership is a call to serve” and enjoys helping others succeed.

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