Frank Martinelli, president of the Center for Public Skills Training, will teach a course on strategic and generative governance of nonprofit organizations from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 26, at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, 1055 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

A session focused on strengthening charter school governing boards will follow from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to this session is $15, or free for members of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools.

To register, contact Makiyah Moody at (504) 274-3649 or

All Louisiana public charter schools are governed by a volunteer, nonprofit board that holds them accountable for academic performance, fiscal responsibility, transparency and other requirements in the state’s charter school law. Martinelli is author of “Creating Effective Charter School Governance Boards” and “How Community-Based Organizations Can Start Charter Schools.”