Governance Lab - Fraser Valley

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Build your organization’s success through shared leadership.

Governance Lab is an intensive program designed for executive directors and board chairs to gain governance best practices together in a dynamic learning environment.

You walk away with tools to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your not-for-profit. 

Required Participants

Both your board chair and executive director must attend each session.

Your executive director - board chair team and organization benefit!

This program works within the Governance as Leadership framework - a practical model to govern your not-for-profit organization more effectively. Your team learn a fresh way to think about governance!

Come away with the tools and skills to:

  • Better understand the of roles and responsibilities of the board and the executive director
  • Work collaboratively as a board chair – executive director team
  • Build board leadership and develop a strategic approach to recruiting new board members
  • Create a culture of philanthropy to attract new resources to the organization
  • Support and evaluate executive director performance
  • Develop resources for your board, including a board calendar and consent agendas

Learning Objectives

  • Ensure clarity and consistency of roles and responsibilities for the chair and the executive in leading, governing and managing the organization
  • Improve team leadership by strengthening the working relationship between the chair and the executive
  • Create continuity of leadership through a shared learning experience

Program Content

Governance as Leadership

  • A framework to align board, staff, and volunteers to your mission
  • Governing through three modes: fiduciary, strategic and generative
  • Responsibilities of the board and board members

Strategic Board Development & Recruitment

  • Practices that build effective boards
  • Conducting board assessments
  • The lifecycle of your organization
  • Diversity in leadership approaches
  • Recruitment and succession planning
  • Governance tools such as consent agendas and board calendars

Board Involvement in Fund Development

  • A culture of philanthropy
  • Myths and facts of the board’s role
  • Fundraising success factors
  • Types of fundraising
  • Strategic relationship building
  • Making the ask
  • Donor retention through stewardship

Executive Director Development

  • Executive director and organizational performance
  • Expectations and role description
  • Evaluation priorities
  • Performance evaluation
  • Ongoing feedback and coaching

Program Details

October 18, 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
October 25, 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Envision Administration Office, 6470 201 Street, Langley, RESOURCE Room 112B

Cost: $975 per organization - executive director/CEO & board chair (or vice-chair)

Transform your organization. Move your executive director-board chair team from good to great!

Join us for BOSS 2018, BC's not-for-profit leadership conference.

Transform your organization. Move your executive director-board chair team from good to great!


$975 for 2 team members


October 18, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
October 25, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:00pm

Envision Administration Office, 6470 201 Street, Langley, RESOURCE Room 112B

Limited space available, register early to guarentee your spot.



Lisa Torreggiani (Day 1)

As Consulting Manger at Vantage Point, Lisa assists not-for-profit organizations throughout BC with strategic planning, governance and capacity building. Over the past 15 years, Lisa has served as a volunteer, board member and fundraising committee member for several organizations in the sector. In addition, she is currently board chair for The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation. Lisa’s educational background in Communications, combined with her diverse professional experience and facilitation skills, equips her to successfully lead your group through a consultative process.


David Love (Day 2)

A passionate fundraiser for more than 25 years, David formed his own Company,, in 2012. He consistently provides strategic counsel to large and small non-profits in Canada and the States to ultimately improve their fundraising effectiveness. One notable accomplishment - David led a $6.3 million one year campaign for BC’s first long-term residential facility for youth with addictions, Ashnola at the Crossing. He continues as an Instructor in the BCIT Essentials of Fundraising course since 2002, is President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Vancouver Chapter and a Singer with Chor Leoni Men’s Choir for the past 23 years. (BOSS Bio 2017)


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