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VO Workshop: Board 101 - A First View

October 16, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Board 101This two-hour workshop offers a first look at becoming a board member for a charity or non-profit organization. The workshop is the first of three which examine the roles and responsibilities of board members and the characteristics of effective boards. This workshop invites you to a conversation about what is asked of you as a board member. Participants will develop confidence and understand how they can make an effective contribution to the board of an organization.

Learning objectives:

During this workshop, with practical applications and discussion we will discuss:

  • Roles and responsibilities of boards
  • Contributing to organizational culture
  • The role of committees
  • Assessing tasks and time commitment
  • What to expect in an orientation manual
  • Addressing risk

Who Should Attend

  • Board members and anyone thinking of joining a Board
  • Past members of a Board of Directors and who want to explore the experience in a structured way.
  • NPO staff, for example Volunteer Resource Managers or EDs, who recruit Board members

Instructor

Maria Lahiffe is the Education Coordinator with Volunteer Ottawa. In this role, Maria coordinates all aspects of the VO Education program, including recruiting instructors, developing instructional content, and marketing. Before joining VO in early 2016, Maria worked in a diverse range of roles and organizations, including Outreach Coordinator for Queen’s University , K-12 teacher for a public school board, Senior Chemistry Teacher at a Secondary School in Ghana and Environmental Engineering Consultant in Northern BC. Maria’s varied background in education, business and the voluntary sector provided the perfect foundation for leading workshops geared towards Non-Profit professionals. A proud alumna of both UBC and UOttawa, Maria is a member of both the Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.


Info:

Please contact Maria Lahiffe, Education Officer, at 613-736-5266 ext 114 or 


Cancellation policy: 

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee

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Registration

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VO Member $85.00Register now
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Diversity in Leadership Participants $85.00Register now
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