Alberta Council of Disability Services

Board Governance

Type Synopsis Region Link/Contacts
Course Banff Executive Leadership Inc. offers a 3-day course in Banff and will customize to deliver elsewhere. Topics include:
  • Role of Board vs. Management
  • Best Practices in Governance
  • Principles & Models
  • Evaluating Your Board's Effectiveness
  • Trust, Risk & Communication
  • The REAL Work of Governance Model
  • Role of Board/ Mgt. in Strategic Leadership
  • Network Scanning
  • Relevancy & Community Engagement
  • Oversight, Perspective & Ethical Reflection
  • Board Dynamics
  • Risk Management
  • Diplomacy, Influence Leverage (Friend-/Fund-raising,
         Government Relations, Alliances/ Partnerships)
  • Legal Responsibilities & Liabilities
  • Board Recruitment, Succession, and Planning
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Knowledge Connector is a clearinghouse of training opportunities for non-profit boards and management through Volunteer Alberta. Common topics relate to leadership, board governance issues, evaluation, conflict management, team building and creative thinking. Workshop location is identified by region. Check their map to determine which region you are in within their system. Provincial Click to visit website

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Resources Imagine Canada's subject guide is developed to provide resources on effective organizational management, governance and strong board leadership. It is for those developing start-up organizations or for those working in established organizations. Provincial Click to visit website

All organizations and boards go through natural, evolutionary changes. Government of Alberta Culture & Community Services can assist you with information or workshops that fit your needs and your schedule on:
  • setting priorities to plan for the future
  • developing and working with your bylaws
  • assisting with incorporation
  • conducting effective meetings
  • helping develop clear board and staff roles and responsibilities
  • assisting in board member recruitment, training and orientation
  • policy development
  • Risk Managment
  • Financial and more...
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Resources Board Development workbooks published by the Muttart Foundation Provincial Click to visit website
Resources Board Source provides access to a wide variety of resources and topics specific to the non-profit world. Provincial Click to visit website