Select Page

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Whitburn Wednesdays event series returns for the 2022-23 academic year on Sept. 14 with “A Practical Approach to Improving Governing Board Performance.”

The virtual event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom. To take part, please RSVP.

Michael Ford, UWO associate public administration professor and department chair, presents his latest project examining how local governing officials who may be struggling to diagnose and resolve issues can move forward as a cohesive governing body.

The research-based project offers pragmatic ways to analyze and resolve many concerns afflicting local government in Wisconsin today. Participants will learn how to apply practical techniques, including a conflict diagnostic tool and regenerative relations tool, to improve performance and ensure governing boards are greater than the sum of their parts.

Ford, who also is the founding director of the Whitburn Center for Governance and Policy Research, has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications related to issues of board governance and education policy.

The Whitburn Wednesdays monthly event series covers a wide range of pressing issues and features panelists representing a diversity of viewpoints. Events occur on the second Wednesday of each month during the academic year online.