Board Basics: Roles and Responsibilities

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New to the role of Board member or looking for a refresher?
By the end of the session you will understand the role of the board as well as the role of each individual board member. You will also be able to identify five primary areas of Board responsibility, including planning and evaluation, human resource and financial stewardship as well as risk management and community and stakeholder relations. Lastly, you will have an understanding of the role of the Executive Director in relation to the Board of Directors.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

Define the role of the board

Identify and describe five primary areas of Board responsibility

Identify primary board types

Understand the role of the Executive Director in relationship to the board

About the Facilitator: Jane Hennig is the Executive Director of the Volunteer Action Centre, which provides services that strengthen the capacity of over 160 charity and not-for-profit organizations to engage and support volunteerism in Waterloo Region. Jane currently provides sector leadership through her work on the Board of Directors for Volunteer Canada and on committees for Wellbeing Waterloo Region and the City of Waterloo Neighbourhood Strategy. She has been a director, vice-chair or chair of 12 different boards and steering committees over the past 40 years and has served on numerous committees and working groups locally, provincially and nationally.

Participant Limit: 20

Fee: $45 for members* or $59 for non-members.

*members of Volunteer Action Centre of Waterloo Region and PIN, The People and Information Network

Parking: (Free – limited) on site (VAC spaces) and more around side streets (Irwin & Scott) or across the street (meters) in front of Centre in the Square.

A Note About Cheques: Cheques should be made payable to PIN, The People and Information Network RE: Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance, 46 Cork Street East, Unit 1, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 2W8

Registration & Cancellation Policy: Fees for workshops, training opportunities, and events are due prior to or on the date of the event. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to request fees in advance. Participants who have registered for a workshop, training opportunity, or event with the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance will be invoiced for the fee associated with the event if cancellation is not made at least 3 business days prior to the date and time of the event. Cancellation fees will be waived if the participant can find and guarantee an alternate to attend. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be issued to all paid registrants within one month.


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