Board Policy Boot Camp

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November 6, 2017 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Expert support as you update your board policies

Access Vantage Point’s not-for-profit board experts as you work to revise, update, and create your organization’s board policies!

Over one full day, two Vantage Point experts will spend the day with you and provide a brief overview of different board policy documents and practices applicable to BC not-for-profits. You will be provided with:

  • a digital care package
  • a comprehensive package of board policy templates
  • supporting documents

After the brief overview, it’s time to get to work our experts circulating to provide one-on-one guidance, and share key questions and insights with the group. We’ll have prizes and activities throughout the day to keep the energy up!

We ask that you bring a lap top and electronic copies of your organization’s current board policies. 

The templates included in the digital care package

  • Board Policy Manual including: Board Orientation Manual; Board Code of Conduct and/or Code of Ethics, Conflict of Interest, and Board Member Expectations; Board Role Descriptions; Board Evaluation Guidelines
  • Board meeting agendas, guides, and practices
  • Committee Terms of Reference and Role Descriptions
  • Board Calendar
  • Executive Director Role Description
  • Finance Policies

Lunch included in registration fee.

Note: This Bootcamp is not intended to examine, review, or update your Society’s Constitution, Bylaws, or Human Resource Policies.

The price for this full day session, with access to 2 experts and digital care package, is $249. Alternatively, send 2 members from your organization for $349. 

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Date: November 6, 2017 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Vantage Point Office
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
Not Available for City
of Vancouver Bursary
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Gordon Holley

Gordon Holley

Gordon Holley is President and CEO at Humanity Financial Management, where he brings hard-won experience and insight from more than 20 years in accounting and financial services to his own financial management company serving Not-for-profit Organizations and Charities. While working as a Chartered Accountant in small, mid-sized and “Big 4” CA firms, Gordon got an insider's look at how bookkeeping and accounting impacts Not-for-profit Organizations and Charities


Mark Friesen

Mark Friesen, Consulting Manager, Vantage Point

Mark Friesen is the Consulting Manager at Vantage Point, where he assists not-for-profit organizations with strategic planning, governance, and capacity building to better engage people in developing strong communities. Mark has served as a volunteer, association founder, and an executive director, and has led fundraising, strategic planning and program development efforts in the sport sector for over 14 years. Mark volunteers his time with the Metro Vancouver Alliance. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from SFU where he received the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal.


Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson will be facilitating the workshop Board Fundamentals: Roles and Responsibilities at Vantage Point in Vancouver BC.

Bruce is a business leader who excels in strategic development, leadership development, governance education, financial management, marketing and brand development. Bruce is Chartered Professional Accountant with a Certified Managment Accountant legacy designation. This training is the foundation for the development of a diverse set of skills through which he provides innovative leadership. Bruce has transformed the governance of a major Canadian National Sport Organization (NSO), led the redesign of the organization's brand, developed a strategic vision that boldly pushes the organization to adopt a more business-centric approach that supports the organization's vision and mission, provides leadership training and governance training to non-profit organizations and is an acknowledged leader within the Canadian amateur sport sector.

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