Getting Strategy Just Right: Board and Management Together

Not-for-Profit Annual Seminar featuring Thomas Bakewell

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Come hear about the “Whys” of Great Strategy:

  • Why do so few Not-for-Profits get strategy just right?
  • Why are Not-for-Profits prone to flawed strategies?
  • Why is knowing your critical issues key to a great strategy?

Join us as we study how boards and management can team up to sail past classic causes of failed strategy in the not-for-profit community and review top successes with real examples. Tom will spend an interactive morning covering the secrets to creating a great strategy with clarity, confidence and top results. Learn the right time for a new strategy, tips for getting strategy just right, and what it takes to achieve dramatic change.

This seminar is presented free of charge by Barnes Dennig, the Better Business Bureau, Dinsmore & Shohl, and PNC Bank.

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About Tom:

Over the past 30 years, Thomas Bakewell has advised and directed CEO’s and presidents of large for profit and nonprofit corporations. His vast board experience has made him a leader and a go-to-source in board governance and strategic development. His industry experience is broad including higher education, healthcare, retail, banking, financial services, professional services, retirement communities, world relief organizations, and many more.

As an experienced director and executive, and skilled attorney and CPA, Tom regularly provides unique insights and strategic, financial and legal counsel to CEO’s and Boards. He has served on private company (retail and manufacturing) and nonprofit boards (education and health care) with annual revenues ranging from $40 to $800 million. Tom is a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and an active member of their faculty. He is the best-selling author of Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table: The Essential Handbook for Excellence in Governance and Effective Directorship available on