Board Fundamentals: Board Diversity and Inclusion

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Build strong diversity practices for your board

Board Fundamentals: Board Diversity and Inclusion equips board members with tools to create a culture that actively embraces a spectrum of voices and lived experiences.

In this half-day workshop, program participants learn key concepts, and strategies for creating diversity on their board.

Is this workshop right for you?

Not-for-profit board members and executive directors who want to increase diversity and inclusion in their board but are not sure where to start.

Program Details

Date & Time: November 14, 2018 l 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Cost: Member- $95.00; Non-member- $110.00


This three-hour workshop equips participants with:

  • Skills and tools to bring diversity and inclusion practices into their boards
  • Processes to encourage diversity and inclusivity through recruitment, open meetings, planning, and engagement
  • Develop self-awareness and knowledge about diversity, inclusion and the impact of privilege on not-for-profit governance and leadership

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the benefits to their community in creating more diversity
  • Build confidence in using strategies to engage more diversity
  • Apply skills to embrace diversity across teams in their community organization
  • Recognize cultural competency challenges in their organization and identify steps required to build and sustain diversity and inclusion actions in their work
  • Lead conversations about diversity and inclusion in their organizations

Topics covered

  • Benefits of creating a diverse and inclusive board
  • Key concepts: diversity, inclusion, and privilege
  • First/next steps in creating an inclusive culture
  • Developing and integrating diversity/inclusion into board/organizational policies


Alison, Executive Director, Vantage Point
Nav, Education Events Coordinator, Vantage Point

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Date: November 14, 2018 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Vantage Point
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
City of Vancouver


Alison Brewin

Alison Brewin is the Executive Director of Vantage Point. Her expertise lies in supporting small and medium-sized not-for-profits to build a shared understanding of effective organizational practices. As Executive Director at West Coast LEAF, she led the organization’s work to advance women’s equality in BC. In that role, she facilitated community consultations and dialogue on complex social issues. Through her business Alison Brewin Consulting, she supported a broad range of organizations including, Vancity Community Foundation, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Atira Women’s Resource Society, First United Church and many more. Alison designed and teaches “Canadian Approaches to Non-Profit Management” in SFU’s Non-Profit Management Certificate Program.


Nav Nagra

Nav is the Education Events Coordinator at Vantage Point, an Editor at Room Magazine and a board member of the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. She completed an Associate of Arts in Creative Writing at Douglas College and an undergrad in English and Communications at Simon Fraser University. Last year, Nav worked as part of the Programming Committee at Room Magazine’s Growing Room festival to ensure goals of diversity and inclusion were succeeded. She also consults when needed on Equity and Inclusion committees and communications.

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1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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