Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities

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Build your knowledge of your board member role and how to preform your key responsibilities.

Engage your board and align their work with organizational values and vision

A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles, responsibilities and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision.

This workshop focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of operations and into the “big picture”.

Program Details

Date & Time: November 6, 2018 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver 
Cost: Member - $95.00; Non-member - $110.00

Program Benefits

You will walk away with:

  • Increased confidence to carry out your role as board member
  • Increased clarity on the roles of board members vs. the roles of staff and operational volunteers
  • A more engaged board and stronger alignment to the organizational mission and vision
  • Tools to increase the effectiveness of your board meetings

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Define the responsibilities of board members
  2. Understand the three modes of governance
  3. Understand practices that build effective boards
  4. Learn new tools that support good governance (e.g. consent agendas, board calendars)

​Workshop Content​

  • Five key board responsibilities
  • The role of oversight
  • Governance vs operations perspective
  • Board development, recruitment and training
  • Meeting management
  • Committee structure and board tools

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Date: November 6, 2018 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
1183 Melville St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
City of Vancouver
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Dana O

Dana Osiowy has more than 20 years’ experience as a people engager throughout the not-for-profit sector. As a youth services manager and a funding liaison for a crown corporation she has spent her career holding fast to the slogan “nothing about us without us”. She has spent time in organizational development with not-for-profits at various stages of their lifecycles including the idea stage. She has also done much work in board fundamentals including policy development as a foundation to functional boards and functional organizations. As the former Engagement Manager and current Knowledge Philanthropist with Vantage Point, Dana is responsible for supporting, facilitating and engaging a variety of not-for-profits through their governance and strategic planning adventures. Currently, Dana is guiding the ship at New Westminster Family Place.

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