Board Governance

Volunteer Manitoba's Board Governance workshops are designed specifically for not-for-profit board members, managers and staff who want to contribute to improving the governance of their organization.

Below is our list of Board Governance workshops that we can deliver directly to your group or organization. They are typically 3 hours in length but can be customized to fit the time available.

For more information please contact the Training Coordinator for details: training@volunteermanitoba.ca or 204-477-5180 ext. 222.

See our workshop calendar for additional topics we are offering this term.


Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

Non-profit organizations continue to be held to high standards by clients, the community, government, and other stakeholders. This 3-hour workshop will share best practices to strengthen your board's governance. You will learn about the responsibilities and legal duties of non-profit boards, legal liability and risk management best practices.

Board Financial Oversight

One of the main responsibilities of board members is to maintain financial accountability of their organization. Board members act as trustees of the organization's assets and must exercise due diligence to ensure that the organization is well-managed and its financial situation remains sound.

This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of your financial responsibilities as a board member to mitigate risk to you and the organization and ensure the financial health of the organization. You will learn basic skills in financial management including understanding budgets, interpreting financial statements and writing financial policies.

"I have a much better idea of what financial information to review as a Board member and found working through the examples of different statements really helpful." ~ Workshop Participant

Board Succession Planning

Board succession planning is essential to good governance as it sets the stage for board engagement, performance and effective leadership. This workshop is designed to provide tips and strategies to prepare for board members leaving the board and have a plan to replace them with the necessary skills to minimize risk and the transition period.

Managing Meetings

This workshop is designed to help you improve the quality of your meetings. Whether you attend as a leader or a participant, create the most impact on the outcome of the meeting by learning the criteria for running a successful meeting; learn who does what, how to build trust and the techniques to guide discussion to arrive at decisions. Basic Robert's Rules and In-Camera meetings is included.

Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Boards

Through strategic planning organizations can improve communication and teamwork; better align activities and resources; develop clear strategies and action plans; and develop deeper understanding and commitment to the organization. Learn how to complete each stage of the strategic planning cycle, including setting mission, vision, goals, objectives, and action steps, plus learn techniques to garner support for the plan.