Board Governance

Non-profits and charities play an important role in our society, providing a wide range of services in different areas including health care, education and social services. These organizations are governed by volunteer boards of directors.

To accomplish goals and achieve their mission, non-profits and charities require a robust system of governance and an effective board. A strong board of directors has a greater likelihood of success than a poorly governed organization.

Our board governance training is designed specifically for not-for-profit board members, managers and staff who want to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their organization.

Below is our list of board governance workshops we can deliver directly to your group or organization.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board - 3 hrs
Financial Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board - 3 hrs
Board Succession Planning - 3 hrs
Meeting Management and Minute Taking - 3 hrs
Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Boards - 3 hrs
How to Complete a Board Evaluation - 3 hours

To find out when these workshops will be delivered in-class, please visit our Training/Events Calendar!

Public Workshops

To find out when these public workshops will be delivered, please visit our calendar.

Private Group Workshops

If you want consistent training for your whole team, we can bring this training straight to your organization. Email us to find out how we can set up a time to deliver this training privately to your group.


We can find the right consultant to help you complete a project for your organization.

Some examples on how we can help your organization with Board Governance:

  • Create/update by-laws
  • Create/update a policy manual
  • Create/Update a board orientation
  • Create a board skills matrix
  • Evaluate your board
  • And much more!

No matter how small or large your project is, we can chat about your options! Email us!

Expert Advice

If you are looking for advice on a specific situation or would like to connect with an expert in the field, let us know and we can point you in the right direction.

Distance Learning

Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

Board members of an incorporated, non-profit organization are legally responsible for its governance. They are expected to develop, implement, and monitor policies that allow the organization to carry out its mission. While a board may appoint staff and committees to carry out the work related to policies, programs and services, the board is ultimately responsible for meeting outcomes.

In this workshop, participants will learn best practices of board governance, legal duties and responsibilities of board directors, and risk management to ensure the organization has the right resources to advance its mission.

Topics covered include:

  • Key roles and responsibilities of the board, members, and committees
  • Common board governance structures
  • Legislation, liability, and risk

This course is currently being offered in a distance learning format and includes a comprehensive manual. For the best experience, we recommend board members take the course together to work through guiding questions for self-reflection and board discussion. Registration is ongoing throughout the year.

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Kamillah El-Giadaa
Training & Development Manager
P: 204-477-5180 or toll free 1-888-944-4545