An Afternoon with Professor Warren McFarlan: Joining a Non-Profit Board

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The Senior Program Committee has arranged for Professor F. Warren McFarlan to join us for an afternoon event in which he will speak about the ideas in his book, Joining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to Know.  In the book’s introduction Professor McFarlan says to people who have just joined a non-profit board, “You have just become part of one of the most fulfilling and personally satisfying sectors of the economy.”

These mission-driven organizations are very different in character from for-profit organizations. The role of board members, the importance of mission identification, measurement of mission performance, and the role of finances and philanthropy create a very different environment from the for-profit board.
Speaker Biography:

F. Warren McFarlan, Baker Foundation Professor and Albert H. Gordon Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus earned his AB from Harvard University in 1959, and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School in 1961 and 1965 respectively. He has had a significant role in introducing materials on Management Information Systems to all major programs at the Harvard Business School since the first course on the subject was offered in 1962. He has been a long-time teacher in the Advanced Management Program: International Senior Managers Program and several other HBS programs. He is currently teaching in several short Executive Education programs.
Professor McFarlan helped set up the School's International Senior Management Program. He was Chairman of the Advanced Management Program and also served as Chair of all Executive Education Programs. He has been Senior Associate Dean and Director of Research, External Relations and Asia Pacific.
Professor McFarlan has served for over ten years on hospital boards in Boston, including Chairman of the Mount Auburn Hospital.  He is currently Guest Professor and Co-Director of Case Development at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Time: 2 p.m. Registration, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Discussion
Venue: Grand Central Branch of the NY Public Library at 135 E 46 St., between Lexington and 3rd Avenue, NYC
Parking:  235 E. 45th ST. Six hours for $19. Coupons will be available at the event.
Price: $10 each for Alumni and one guest.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Organizers:  Richard Kane '68, Charles Toder '62

Questions? Call Richard Kane at 212-410-2292

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