From our Vantage Point Episode 9 - Board Committee Structure: Going Lean

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Episode 9  -  Board Committee Structure: Going Lean


Carol Neuman, Director of Learning, Vantage Point

Carol Neuman, Vantage Point’s Director of Learning, shares her insights on the topic: Board Committee Structure: Going Lean. To my surprise, in order to get at the root of the topic, Carol ends up talking about melon-ballers and frying pans. From Carol’s vantage point, “going lean” on committees means paring back to the key essentials and taking intentional care to regularly review terms of reference, while reserving task forces for project-specific work, as needed.

Carol holds a Masters in Communications and Culture from the University of Calgary and has been honoured as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for her work as Alberta Student Executive Council’s Executive Director.

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About the Author

Maria Turnbull brings over 20 years of leadership experience in staff and director roles within the not-for-profit sector, both here in Canada and in the UK. With a BA in International Relations and MBA, Maria is a skilled facilitator and consultant in board governance, organizational development,...
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