University at Albany

Rockefeller Nonprofit Specialist Delivers Keynote in Melbourne

Contact: Mary Hunt (518) 442-5264  

Albany N.Y. (July 24, 2012) - Rockefeller College public management specialist Yvonne D. Harrison has been invited to present at the 6th Australasian Better Boards Conference in Melbourne, Australia July 27-29.


She and research partner Vic Murray of the University of Victoria are the developers of Board Check-Up, an online self-assessment tool that boards of directors and nonprofit organizations can use free-of-charge to assess their effectiveness. Professor Harrison is an expert on the role and impact of nonprofit board leadership and the adoption and use of new technology. She is a consultant for a number of nonprofits in North America and around the world.

Professor Harrison will deliver the following presentations at the conference:

Friday, July 27

  • Harnessing the Potential of Nonprofit Leadership: Meeting Expectations and Achieving High Levels of Performance
  • Meeting Challenges and Expectations in Difficult Times

Saturday, July 28

  • New Directions in Nonprofit Governance and Their Implications for Practice (Keynote)

Sunday, July 29

  • Overcoming the Greatest Challenges to Board Effectiveness

View the full conference program

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