Training Series



Purpose of Committees

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Video #3 examines the purpose of various committees of the governing body. Because governing bodies have many responsibilities, committees are created to focus on special issues, activities or programs. Committees have agendas and rules, work on assigned tasks, and make recommendations to the board. A board of directors usually has three kinds of committees: Standing, Ad hoc, and Advisory. Each one reports on its progress, while the full governing body makes decisions on committee recommendations.


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Worksheet #3 Purpose of Committees





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