DLO Workshop: Beyond Board Basics (Saturday, Oct 3)
October 3, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Beyond Board Basics will help candidates with some governance experience strengthen their contribution. This full-day workshop invites candidates into a conversation around diversity and inclusion in a Board setting and also covers:
- Strategic planning and policy development
- Financial reports and fundraising
- Ethics and risk management
- Advocacy and board development
Amelita Armit is a former President of the Parliamentary Centre and was an Assistant Deputy Minister in the federal and Alberta governments, leading programs in health, social services, human resources management and international development. She is passionate about good governance, having served on the boards of Algonquin College, the City of Ottawa Public Library, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and Philippine Centre Canada.
Amelita is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Gold and Silver Jubilee Medals, the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. She holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Rodney Nelson is an advocate for economic development for Indigenous communities’ worldwide and is passionate about international business development. He is a professor at Carleton University in the Sprott School of Business and the current CEO and Principal of Governance for the Global Governance Group. Rodney sits on the Board Trustees for the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History, he Chairs First Plan Pension and Benefits and is a member of the Indigenous Learning center. His interests include; governance, economic development, education, ethics and traditional knowledge. Rodney holds a PhD in Indigenous/Canadian Studies (Carleton/ Trent) and a Master’s degree in anthropology and two Bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology. He is a chartered Director from the Degroote School of Business, Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA), and a Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer (PAED).
For more information or assistance, please contact Oumy Bah, Recruitment and Placement Officer at 613-736-5266 ext 115 or
Note that this workshop is only open to candidates registered with Diversity in Leadership Ottawa. Register for DLO here
Rideau Community Hub
The former Rideau High School on St. Laurent near McArthur, now a community hub anchored by Odawa Native Friendship Centre and Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre. A continuously evolving space, Rideau Community Hub hosts a wide variety of Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and services, including Volunteer Ottawa. VO and DLO workshops are held here in a comfortable classroom space.
Rideau Community Hub is easily accessible by car or by the Number 7 OC Transpo bus, which runs between St Laurent Station and Carleton University at approximately 15 minute intervals. The bus stop at St Laurent and Guy is less than 100m from the building. There is free parking available in any unmarked spot to the side or rear of the building. See directions here.