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Bill Taylor grew up on a farm in northwestern Montana, taught vocational agriculture for 16 years, then became an Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming for 11 years. In 2005 he took on the position of Community Development Area Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming. You can read his articles at Scribd. Contact Bill at weston@uwyo.edu.

A Bill Taylor Podcast

These are insights of Bill Taylor, University of Wyoming Extension Community Development Area Educator. He provides audio podcasts on numerous subjects, including personal and family financial literacy, board governance, business management, estate planning, leadership development, facilitation, conflict management, horticulture, and other subjects of interest.

Board Governance

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Download Using a Consent Agenda  2012-10-10 (4.55 MB)

Using a Consent Agenda

  • A consent agenda can quickly deal with the routine matters in your meetings and allow you to move on to more important or visionary issues.

Download Legal Responsibilities of Board Members  2012-10-09 (4.55 MB)

Legal Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Even though board types and locations vary, there are generally recognized legal requirements of boards and their members.

Download Best Governance Practices  2012-10-08 (4.55 MB)

Best Governance Practices

  • What does the IRS consider best practices for nonprofit boards?

Download Strategic Thinking  2012-10-08 (4.55 MB)

Strategic Thinking

  • Boards need to put in the time to think strategically, instead of being buried under the operational details.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 10)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 10)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 9)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 9)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 8)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 8)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 7)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 7)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 5)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 5)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 4)  2011-12-09 (4.49 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 4)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 2)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 2)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 1)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 1)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS (Part 2)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS (Part 2)

  • Second part on how to conduct difficult conversations.

Download HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

  • We all deal with conflict and part of conflict management is successfully shaping difficult conversations.

Download WYOMING OPEN MEETINGS LAW  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

WYOMING OPEN MEETINGS LAW

  • Who is governed by the provisions of the Open Meetings Law?

Download DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN

  • Developing a strategic plan for your group or agency is useless if you don't include tactics to bring the plan to completion.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 7)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 7)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 6)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 6)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 5)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 5)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 4)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 4)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 3)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 3)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 2)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 2)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 1)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 1)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download TEAM OR GROUP?  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

TEAM OR GROUP?

  • Are you a team or a group?

Download ASSESSING THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

ASSESSING THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

  • Sometimes it is difficult to identify significant results-oriented goals in evaluating the director or chief executive of an organization.

Download THE ROLE OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ROLE OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • The growing demand by the public and governmental regulatory agencies for transparency and accountability by public boards has challenged audit committees to be more proactive.

Download USING “VISIONING” TO DEVELOP STRATEGIC GOALS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

USING “VISIONING” TO DEVELOP STRATEGIC GOALS

  • Day-to-day operational plans are fine for the final stage of planning, but the process needs to start at the strategic level.

Download THE SECRETS TO MASTERFUL VIRTUAL MEETINGS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE SECRETS TO MASTERFUL VIRTUAL MEETINGS

  • These vehicles can reduce the cost of meetings, they can also present significant challenges to the meeting leader.

Download WHAT TO DO WITH BOARD MEMBERS WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

WHAT TO DO WITH BOARD MEMBERS WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING

  • Whose responsibility is it to "do something" about a board member who is AWOL, deadwood, undependable, a procrastinator, or worse?

Download DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN

  • Steps to see your strategic plan will come to completion.

Download REVIEWING AN ACTION PLAN  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

REVIEWING AN ACTION PLAN

  • When an organization has a strategic plan, a necessary step is reviewing that plan periodically to keep it updated and current.

Download TOP 10 NON-PROFIT GOVERNANCE MISTAKES (FROM A LAWYERS PERSPECTIVE) – Part 2  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

TOP 10 NON-PROFIT GOVERNANCE MISTAKES (FROM A LAWYERS PERSPECTIVE) – Part 2

  • Mistakes made by nonprofit boards.

Download TOP 10 NON-PROFIT GOVERNANCE MISTAKES (FROM A LAWYERS PERSPECTIVE) – Part 1  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

TOP 10 NON-PROFIT GOVERNANCE MISTAKES (FROM A LAWYERS PERSPECTIVE) – Part 1

  • Mistakes made by nonprofit boards.

Download Values, Vision, and Mission Statements 2  2011-12-08 (3.86 MB)

Values, Vision, and Mission Statements 2

  • More detail on how to develop these statements.

Download DEVELOPING VALUES, VISION, AND MISSION STATEMENTS  2011-12-08 (4.46 MB)

DEVELOPING VALUES, VISION, AND MISSION STATEMENTS

  • Developing your board's organizational statements.

Download PRINCIPLES FOR ETHICAL PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFIT BOARDS (Part 3 of 3)  2011-12-08 (4.01 MB)

PRINCIPLES FOR ETHICAL PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFIT BOARDS (Part 3 of 3)

  • Third in a series on ethical practices for nonprofit boards.

Download PRINCIPLES FOR ETHICAL PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFIT BOARDS (Part 2 of 3)  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

PRINCIPLES FOR ETHICAL PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFIT BOARDS (Part 2 of 3)

  • Second in a series on ethical practices for nonprofit boards.

Download PRINCIPLES FOR ETHICAL PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFIT BOARDS (Part 1 of 3)  2011-12-08 (4.57 MB)

PRINCIPLES FOR ETHICAL PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFIT BOARDS (Part 1 of 3)

  • First in a series on ethical practices for nonprofit boards.

Download Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 1  2011-12-08 (4.15 MB)

Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 1

  • First in a series on how to manage your boss.

Download Nonprofit Lobbying 2  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Nonprofit Lobbying 2

  • Second in a series on lobbying by nonprofits.

Download Nonprofit Lobbying 1  2011-12-08 (4.54 MB)

Nonprofit Lobbying 1

  • First in a series on lobbying by nonprofits.

Download Disagreeing with a Board Decision  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Disagreeing with a Board Decision

  • What do you do when you disagree with the decision a board made of which you are a member?

Download Completing a Strategic Plan  2011-12-05 (3.97 MB)

Completing a Strategic Plan

  • How to bring a strategic plan to completion.

Download Board Responsibilities 5  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 5

  • Fifth in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Responsibilities 4  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 4

  • Fourth in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Responsibilities 3  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 3

  • Third in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Responsibilities 2  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 2

  • Second in a series on responsibilites of board members.

Download Board Responsibilities 1  2011-12-05 (4.5 MB)

Board Responsibilities 1

  • First in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Resignations  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Resignations

  • How do you handle resigning from a board gracefully?

Download Board Conflict  2011-12-05 (4.3 MB)

Board Conflict

  • How to deal with conflicts on your board.

Download Board Member Review  2011-12-05 (4.54 MB)

Board Member Review

  • Board member performance should be reviewed regularly.

Download Putting Your Board on the Web  2011-12-05 (4.54 MB)

Putting Your Board on the Web

  • Should your board go paperless?

Download Board Advocacy  2011-12-05 (4.57 MB)

Board Advocacy

  • Lobbying and advocacy work by non-profit boards.

Download Bad Leaders 2  2011-12-05 (3.75 MB)

Bad Leaders 2

  • Second in a series on good leadership.

Download Three Leadership Levels  2011-12-01 (4.44 MB)

Three Leadership Levels

  • Are you an Overseer, Coach, or Visionary?

Download Teams  2011-11-15 (3.63 MB)

Teams

  • Identifying members of a work team

Download Board of Directors B  2011-11-15 (3.95 MB)

Board of Directors B

  • Duties

Download Board of Directors A  2011-11-15 (4.42 MB)

Board of Directors A

  • Duties and responsibilities

Download Boards  2011-11-15 (4.6 MB)

Boards

  • Suggestions on keeping your board fresh and energetic

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