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1 Developed by Anna M. Weselak National PTA Past President 2010

2 Boardsmanship 1.Why Boards are Important 2.Legal Responsibilities 3.Ethical Behavior

3 Why Boards are Important? They are required by Law They help fulfill the organization’s mission Fiduciary responsibilities

4 Legal Responsibilities Duty of Obedience Duty of Care Duty of Loyalty

5 Legal Responsibilities Duty of Obedience Be faithful to the organization’s mission.

6 Legal Responsibilities Duty of Obedience Duty of Care The level of competence that is expected of a board member.

7 Legal Responsibilities Duty of Obedience Duty of Care Duty of Loyalty A standard of faithfulness to the organization

8 Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards 1. Follow the organization’s mission and purposes 2. Elect the president 3. Support the president 4. Ensure effective planning 5. Ensure adequate resources 6. Manage resources effectively 7. Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization's programs and services 8. Enhance the PTA’s public image 9. Ensure legal and ethical behavior and maintain accountability 10.Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance

9 Ethics – A definition A system of moral principles or values; the rules or standards governing conduct.

10 Ethical Behavior Decision Making Leading Modeling

11 4 Ethics Challenges 1.Knowing what’s right 2.Doing what’s right 3.Managing competing rights 4.Everything counts --Eric Harvey/Scott Airitam Ethics 4 Everyone

12 Leading to Ethics – 10 Strategies 1.Build Values and Ethics Awareness 2.Hold People Accountable 3.Lead by Example 4.Use Values To Drive Decisions 5.Ensure In-Sync Policies and Practices 6.Provide Values and Ethics Education 7.Pay attention to perceptions 8.Focus on Steady, Incremental Change 9.Engage and Promote Ethical People 10.Encourage Initiative

13 PTA Mission A powerful voice for all children A relevant resource for families and communities A strong advocate for the education and well being of every child

14 PTA Purposes “Begin with the end in mind.” --Steven Covey


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