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Friday, July 25 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Breakout Session: Strengthening Chapter Governance & Board Development

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This session will present tools used by Chapters to build and support the elements of the Standards for Excellence in everyday work of the board. 


  • Creating a culture of self examination
  • Develop learning environments for board skill development
  • Using self evaluation to strengthen governance and corporate compliance
  • The use of bylaws and board policies to strengthen board governance


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Peter V. Berns

Chief Executive Officer, The Arc
Peter V. Berns has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of the United States since 2008. Prior to coming to The Arc, he had been Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations since 1992. In addition, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Standards for Excellence Institute since its inception in 2004. Previously held positions include Deputy Chief of Consumer Protection in the Maryland Attorney... Read More →

Ric Swierat

Executive Director, Arc Westchester

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Buckingham Ballroom The Warwick Allerton Hotel

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