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VO Workshop: Board 201 – A complete look at being on a Board of Directors

Full-day, Saturday: November 19, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Board_201-640px.jpgWhether you are currently on a Board of Directors with a not for profit or charitable organization or you’re seeking a position on a Board, this is the one “must-take workshop” for ensuring effective leadership and accountability. Effective governance is a crucial element of an organization's success.

Who will benefit?

  • 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
  • Organization staff, e.g. Volunteer Resource Managers or EDs, who recruit Board members

Learning objectives:

During this full-day workshop, with practical applications and discussion we will:

  • Explore governance, board structures and the roles of board members and staff
  • Examine the primary areas of board responsibility
  • Discuss risk management and how to minimize organizational and personal risk
  • Identify tips and tools to work effectively as a Board


Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road

Your Instructor:

Rose Anne Leonard brings an enthusiasm for education and volunteering to her role as a trainer at Volunteer Ottawa. She has facilitated workshops on board governance and volunteer management since 2010.  She has designed training programs (both face-to-face and online) at Algonquin College and taught and facilitated groups in train-the-trainer programs. She has been the manager of a volunteer tutoring program for children struggling with Math and has tutored for twenty years with People Words and Change, an adult literacy program. She is certified as an Essential Skills analyst by Bow Valley College, AB.  Rose Anne has served on the board of People Words and Change for fifteen years and for five years was a board member of the Vanier Community Association.