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Governance Solutions: The Ultimate Guide to Competence and Confidence in the Boardroom

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Governance Solutions: The Ultimate Guide to Competence and Confidence in the Boardroom is chock full of governance tools that make the complex seem simple and bring order to the chaos.

This is not just a book “about governance”, it tells you how to “do governance”. (614 pages)  

Authors David A. H. Brown and Dr. Debra L. Brown deliver:

  • Proven Governance Solutions: It is a single source—the ultimate guide—for solving your governance problems.
  • Access: It includes almost 70 governance concepts and tools that are unique only to this book.
  • Competence and Confidence: It covers the broad spectrum of governance issues from governance structure and process, through boardroom leadership, culture and behaviour.
  • Answers! It tells you not only what works, but as importantly what does not work in governance!

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Governance Education for Rural Leaders!  NEW! 


The Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario, located in Guelph, Ontario, working in collaboration with Governance Solutions Inc. of Halton Hills, Ontario – and with government support through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership – is thrilled to launch the first, online board governance certificate program created specifically for rural leaders, directors and prospective directors working on corporate or not for profit boards. 

“Canada’s youth play a critical role in the continued growth and prosperity of the agriculture sector,” said the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister. “Our Government is proud to support projects such as this certificate program that provide young farmers with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed as effective leaders.” 

“Our government is committed to removing barriers for our agri-food sector so it can grow and be more competitive in the global marketplace,” said Ernie Hardeman, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, we’re pleased to support industry efforts like this, which are developing the agriculture sector leaders of today and tomorrow.” 

”This comprehensive, eight level program known as the Professional Director Education and Certification Program for Rural Leaders©, earns successful participants their PRO.DIR.RL designation. This certificate program provides comprehensive governance training and serves to build capacity and strengthen the quality and effectiveness of current and prospective rural leaders and directors.  With an emphasis on governance essentials, it moves beyond the basics of governance structure to address the behavioural and cultural aspects of boardroom dynamics.   

This certification program has been developed with support provided through the  Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, federal-provincial-territorial initiative, as well as corporate support from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and Shawn LePalm of the Cooperators. 

Delivered completely online, this multi-level program can be accessed 24/7 and is taken at the student’s own convenience and pace. Visit and use the code JFAO when registering. 

Governance Solutions Inc. has been trusted for over 28 years by organizations around the globe to provide superior governance solutions.  

The Junior Farmers Association of Ontario has been a not for profit association building young leaders across rural Ontario since 1944.

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