Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 11:58 am
Nonprofit board governance training to be offered Jan. 10
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Press release submitted by Marci Zogg
Moline, IL – The Board Governance Training for non-profit executives and their boards is being
presented on January 10 by the Hunt & Diane Harris Board Governance Training Fund, the
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and United Way of the Quad Cities Area.
Together, this partnership has been committed to improving Board Governance in the QCA for sixyears.
The training is an interactive course facilitated by national expert and Vice President of Consultingand Training, BoardSourse, Vernetta Walker. During the training, participants will developpractices to identify stakeholder demographics, including their viewpoints and economic status andbuild a plan to ensure proper board representation.
When: Thursday, January 10, 2013
8:15am to 8:30am – Registration
8:30am to 2:30pm Training
Where: Stoney Creek Inn
101 18 Street
Moline, IL 61265
The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch.
Registration for the training is being taken at www.unitedwayqc.org. Walk-ins are also
welcome. Questions about the training can be directed to Marci Zogg at 563.344.0334 or
About the Speaker
Vernetta Walker, JD, vice president of consulting and training for BoardSource, has worked with manynational and international nonprofit organizations addressing a wide range of governance issues. Herareas of expertise include board roles and responsibilities, board self-assessments, understanding conflictsof interest and legal compliance, exceptional practices, and transformative governance. Vernetta leadsBoardSource's diversity and inclusion work to help nonprofit boards address the challenges and obstacles ofintegrating successful diversity and inclusion strategies and practices.
Vernetta brings a broad depth of knowledge and expertise to BoardSource. She practiced law for a largefirm in Orlando, Florida, and served as associate general counsel for the Maryland Association of NonprofitOrganizations. Prior to Maryland Nonprofits, Vernetta served as foundation advocacy counsel for the Alliancefor Justice and director of the Administration of Justice Grants Program for the Florida Bar Foundation.
Vernetta has served on several boards, received a juris doctor degree from the Washington UniversitySchool of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland, CollegePark, Maryland. She is admitted to the Florida and Maryland state bars.