Advanced Governance: Strategic & Generative Conversations

Transform the Impact of your board conversations.

Move beyond fiduciary check-lists and tap into the collective insights, experience and creativity of your board through generative and strategic conversations.

Drawing on the Governance as Leadership framework, this master-class will provide you with a strong foundation to shift the focus of your board conversations toward the issues that really matter. Learn how to incorporate generative and strategic conversations into your board culture, gain tools to work towards consensus decision making, and transform the impact of your board conversations.

Suggested Participants:

Board members and senior staff (Executive Directors, CEOs, Producers, Managing Directors, Operations Managers, etc.).

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities (or equivalent) before taking this workshop.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you will begin to:

  • Describe the three modes of governance
  • Identify important fiduciary, strategic, and generative questions to discuss as a board
  • Implement meetings tools that support complicated and complex conversations at the board table

Topics Covered

  • Differentiating between fiduciary, strategic and generative modes of governance
  • Preparing your team with tools to understand and embrace a shift from oversight to inquiry
  • Strategies to develop the governance capacity to have conversations of consequence around the board table

To see if this workshop is currently scheduled, visit our Learning Calendar

For more information, please email


Free Membership Available
To support not-for-profits through the economic impacts of COVID-19, we are offering our membership for free for a limited time.

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

**Please note: During COVID-19 the Vantage Point team is working from home. Contact information for workshops can be found on event pages, or find a list of our staff contact info here.


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