At the core of effective nonprofit organizations is a healthy partnership between lay and professional/rabbinic leaders. When things work well, magic can happen. If the relationship is unhealthy, both lay leaders and their professional/rabbinic partners become disaffected and often walk away from the enterprise they care so deeply about. In this workshop, Professor Hal Lewis, an experienced academic, executive coach, and nonprofit CEO will explore the key components of healthy relations between not-for-profit management and governance. This interactive session will include a discussion of key roles and responsibilities, how to have difficult conversations, the development of a meaningful communication strategy, and the creation of a context in which to manage conflict.