About the Expert
Dr. Debra Beck brings more than 30 years of experience serving on, and consulting with, nonprofits and their boards. She has worked with governing bodies at the local, state, regional and national levels. Dr. Beck specializes in building boards' capacity to govern: understanding the special roles of governance and thinking more expansively about their critical leadership responsibilities for defining, protecting and advancing the organization's vision and mission. Debra is an experienced distance educator, teaching online courses on a range of nonprofit topics - including nonprofit governance - since 2001. She received a Wyoming Distance Education Consortium Master Distance Educator Award in 2011. Debra also offers webinars and other synchronous learning experiences focused on board topics. Dr. Beck blogs at www.boardlearning.org.