Dr. Joan Lancourt has 30+ years of experience managing in and consulting to global and local organizations in a variety of industries, government and non-profit sectors. Her expertise ranges from strategic planning, and the design and management of organizational and cultural change to the implementation of a broad range of management programs and policies. She has spent the last 10 years as an Executive Coach in a Kennedy School Executive Development program, Achieving Excellence, coaching executive directors in the creation and implementation of strategic outcome-based organizational change. She is co-author of Intentional Revolutions: A Seven Point Strategy for Transforming Organizations, which identifies the critical success factors for making sustainable organizational change. She also authored a comparative study of the effectiveness of the Alinsky community organizations, Confront or Concede: The Alinsky Citizen Action Organizations, and is the author of multiple articles on organizational change, leadership development, and Human Resources.
Dr. Joan Lancourt reflects on collaborating with Boston-based theatre board chairs to discuss eye-opening ideas and shared frustrations.
Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored: New Challenges and Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Boards, part 1In this essay, Joan Lancourt offers a thorough analysis of not-for-profit boards and how they can enhance their productivity.
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Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored: New Challenges and Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Boards, part 3One board chair commented, “We cast the board like you cast a play: diversity of skills, people who get the mission, people who have a relationship with the theater.”
Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored: New Challenges and Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Boards, part 2There is a growing recognition that the more board members are engaged and exposed to the artistic life of the theater, the more effective they are as board members, and the more able they are to participate in strategic and generative conversations.