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Not-for-Profit Governance Certificate Program (Upcoming Live Course)

Optimizing the Power of the Not-for-Profit

Date: January 19th to March 9th - Every Wednesday
Location: Online
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm (ET)

*Early-bird pricing ends on January 4th, 2022. Standard price: CAD$ 1,495

Created especially for Not-for-Profit Board Members and Executives, our upcoming 8-week Certificate Program was designed for those focused on making a difference and building a legacy.

This 8-week Certificate Program will allow you to:

  • Raise your own level of leadership and governance while successfully fulfilling the purpose of the Not-for-Profit.
  • Access governance tools that you can apply to your own Not-for-Profit organization.
  • Gain access to some of the leading educators in Not-for-Profit Governance
  • Interact with your peers while you grow your network
  • Give you confidence that you are implementing best practices around the boardroom table
  • Receive a Certificate in Not-For-Profit Governance


 January 19th: The Roles of a Not-for-Profit Board Member

  • What is Governance?
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • The Governance System
  • Why boards exist
  • Direction and Control
  • Core and secondary roles
  • Governance and Operational Committees

January 26th: Board Leadership

  • What is leadership?
  • Chairing the Not-for-Profit Board
  • Coaching and getting the most out of your board members
  • Meeting and agenda management
  • Public Role of a Chair
  • Leading Committees
  • How the staff views the board

February 2nd: Board Succession and Capacity Building in the Not-for-Profit

  • The 7 Steps of board renewal
  • Skills Profiling process
  • Systematic board renewal
  • Recruitment of Not-for-Profit board members
  • Pre and post orientation
  • Professional Development (Buy, Build or Rent?)

 February 9th: Understanding Not-for-Profit Financial Statements

  • The Role of the Board in Overseeing the Financial Statements
  • Where do the numbers come from?
  • How to read the balance sheet and income statement
  • What is fund accounting and why do Not-for-profit Board Members need to understand it?

 February 16th: Red Flags and Financial Ratios in a Not-for-Profit

  • Top financial ratios for Not-for-Profits
  • Risk Governance in the Not-for-Profits

 February 23rd: Optimizing the Relationship with the Executive Director

  • Building a Healthy Employment Relationship with the Executive Director
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Compensation
  • Oversight
  • Evaluation
  • Director Succession
  • Delegation of Authority

 March 2nd: The Not-for-Profit Strategic Performance Scorecard: Measuring What Matters

  • How to Create and Use a Balanced Scorecard in a Not-for-Profit
  • What Must Go Up and Up and Up?
  • What Must Stay the Same
  • How to Tell the Story of Your Success to Your Board, Donors, and Stakeholders

 March 9th: Not-for-Profit Board Effectiveness and Evaluation

  • Evaluation of your Governance System (The Not-for-Profit Governance Index)
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of your Board
  • Assessing the Integrity of Your Boards Character, Culture, Structure, Process, and Relationships

Worried you’ll miss a session?

Replay videos, as well as supplemental handouts and presentations, are available via your materials page for a minimum of one year!


Cancellation Policy: If you find it necessary to cancel your registration, we will issue a full refund minus a $100 administration fee for cancellations received in writing at least 30 business days prior to the event. The registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the event. In those cases, you may transfer your registration fee, once, to a future training course at no additional cost (for similarly priced seminars) or arrange for a substitute person to attend. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Governance Solutions reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and will give notice in advance. We are not responsible for penalties resulting from use of discount or other airfares.