Recruitment and training of board members for the 90's and beyond

Radbourne, Jennifer J. (1993) Recruitment and training of board members for the 90's and beyond. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. [Working Paper]

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An historical analysis of the management of the arts in Australia in the last fifty years demonstrates clearly the problems faced by arts organisations which have poorly selected and trained Boards of Directors. Traditionally Board members were selected because they represented the various facets and skills involved in business (marketing, law, accountancy, management, entrepreneurship) or they were arts practitioners or patrons, or they had some particular social standing. Arts organisations recruited Board members like a "mixed bag of lollies - one of these and one of those". No consideration was given to the vital qualities of enthusiasm, reliability, empathy, capacity for hard work, strong arts interest, effective communication skills and respect for organisational processes.

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ID Code: 53237
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Board recruitment, Nonprofit organisations
ISBN: 0868568236
ISSN: 1037-1516
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2012 22:44
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:57

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