Board Fundamentals: Critical role of the Chair

Strong Leadership is about more than running efficient meetings.

Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission by:

  • gaining a better understanding of the board chair's role;
  • exploring how to move your board towards a governance model; and
  • generating ideas for a Board Chair leadership action plan.

Suggested Participants

Board Chairs and incoming board chairs of not-for-profit organizations

Program Benefits

Participants will learn context and gain skills to lead the board of directors in four core areas:

  • Developing the board itself
  • Developing the Executive Director
  • Developing the organization’s capacity for relevant conversations
  • Developing strong external relationships

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Apply strategies for maintaining role clarity between the executive director and board members
  • Identify the right questions and conversations for your board to effectively govern your organization

For more information, please email

t: 604 875 9144
f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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