The relationship between the board and the executive director is critical to organizational success. Keeping your board focused on governance and out of operations is a key challenge that can strain this relationship. If you can effectively educate and engage your board members to set direction versus manage operations, you can lead your board to govern.
Date & Time: April 26, 2017 l 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver Cost: Member - $95.00; Non-member - $110.00
Through our Executive Director: Empowering Your Board workshop, you will develop:
better relationships with your board members
an educated board that focuses on their role and respects yours as executive director
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Educate the board on their governance role
Develop tactics to assist the board in setting direction vs. managing operations
Demonstrate seven daily tasks to effectively lead leaders
A dedicated not for profit leader, Christoph brings extensive experience working in many areas of the field. As a fundraiser he has led several development programs and worked in major gifts, and as a search consultant he has worked hands-on with Boards and charity leadership advising them on their needs. Overall, Christoph brings over 17 years’ experience in not for profit fundraising and leadership roles. For the past seven and a half years with KCI, Christoph has led KCI’s western searches, working with over 80 executive search clients in a variety of sectors. Previously, Christoph spent nearly a dozen years in leadership roles with both post-secondary education and health/social service organizations. At UBC, Christoph served for three years as the Director of Development at the Faculty of Forestry, and five years in major gifts fundraising roles for UBC’s Faculty of Arts and the Sauder School of Business. Prior to UBC, Christoph was Director of Development at the BC Paraplegic Association, and his earlier professional experience includes working with the United Way of the Lower Mainland and with the Indian Affairs & Northern Development Department of the Government of Canada. Christoph holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Communications) from SFU and an M.Ed. (Sociology of Education) from UBC. His professional education and activities include various AFP, CCAE, CASE, and CAGP conferences and courses. As a volunteer, Christoph is on the AFP Vancouver Board, and has been engaged in the community through Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, the Immigrant Services Society, and several roles at CJSF Radio, SFU’s campus-community radio station.