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Vancouver's Not-For-Profit Board Chair Panel presented by Harbour West Consulting

Panel Details

Date & Time: January 17, 2018 | 7:00 am – 9:30 am. 
Location: BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver | Room: The Atrium 
Who should attend: Board chairs, board members, executive directors
Cost:
 $60.00 

Serving as a Not-for-Profit Board Chair: 3 thought leaders share their perspectives

Being a board chair of a not-for-profit organization is an important and challenging role. You lead a team of board members, develop a strong relationship with the senior leadership, and are a catalyst for critical board discussions.

How do you effectively determine your Executive Director’s compensation? How do you lead your board to participate in fundraising for your organization?

Join local not-for-profit board chairs and Vantage Point for an opportunity to learn from and connect with your peers. Focused specifically on the unique and critical role of the board chair, our panel of thought leaders will share their perspectives on these questions and more.

This stimulating and interactive forum will:

  • elevate your awareness around challenges board chairs face
  • promote the exchange of ideas and best practices
  • build connections with board chairs from across the sector

The Panel

Moderator

Carol Robinson Principal & Owner, Harbour West Consulting 
Carol is the Principal and Owner of Harbour West Consulting and Clear Talent Staffing. Her background in executive and board search comes from her previous experience as the senior Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office of the Province of British Columbia. There she identified numerous candidates for multi-level provincial agencies, executive boards, and commissions. She is a graduate in Psychology and Family Studies from UBC and Human Resource Management from BCIT. Carol serves as a Board Member of Big Sisters Lower Mainland and is a Public Member for the College of Midwives. She is a former Public Member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC and Chair of the Nominations Committee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Panelists

Dennis Green, Co-Chair Potluck Café Society; Chair, Potluck Café and Catering, Inc.
Dennis joined the board of Potluck in 2009, and became Co-chair in 2013. In 2013, Potluck incorporated its social enterprise catering business as a wholly owned subsidiary and Dennis assumed the additional role of Chair of the catering business board. Dennis has over 30 years of restaurant and non-profit experience and also currently serves on the board of the Partners in Tourism Society. He has previously served on the boards of Tourism HR Canada and the BC Chefs’ Association.Potluck Café Society is a charitable non-profit in the Downtown Eastside that provides job and life skills training and community nutrition and meal programs to residents of the community. Potluck also owns and operates a successful catering business that provides supportive employment to people with barriers to traditional employment.

Queenie Choo, CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Queenie Choo immigrated to Canada 37 years ago. She has made significant achievements both in her career and in the community. She was appointed as the first CEO to commission a culturally appropriate care home in Edmonton. In 2012 Queenie was appointed as the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the largest non-profit social service organization in B.C. Queenie’s passion to serve the community has extended her volunteering on many boards including Omni TV advisory council to ensure diversity and inclusion in media programming is continued. She also volunteers her time to participate on BC RCMP Commanding Officer’s Cultural Diversity Inclusion Board. Most recently, Queenie is selected to serve on the Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee for the province of B.C.

Larkin MacKenzie-Ast, Board Director, BC Innovation Council (BCIC) 
Larkin MacKenzie-Ast is the General Manager of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), a national not-for-profit organization that educates, energizes and empowers female entrepreneurs. Previously, she was the Director of HR, Corporate Services with Canadian Forest Products Inc. (Canfor), and before that she was the Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office in the Premier’s Vancouver Office. She is also a Strategic HR Consultant, specializing in strategic and human capital planning for small and medium-sized companies in Vancouver. Active in her community, Larkin volunteers her time with Vantage Point as a Governance and Strategic Planning workshop facilitator for not-for-profit boards. She holds her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in Political Science, and her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

Agenda

  • 7:00 – 7:30 Registration and breakfast
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Welcome
  • 8:00 – 9:20 Panel and roundtable discussions

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Date: January 17, 2018 7:00 am to 9:30 am
Location:
BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Room: The Atrium
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
Canada
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Facilitator

Carol Robinson

Principal and Owner, Harbour West Consulting Inc.

Carol is the Principal and Owner of Harbour West Consulting and Clear Talent Staffing. Her background in executive and board search comes from her previous experience as the senior Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office of the Province of British Columbia. There she identified numerous candidates for multi-level provincial agencies, executive boards, and commissions. She is a graduate in Psychology and Family Studies from UBC and Human Resource Management from BCIT. Carol serves as a Board Member of Big Sisters Lower Mainland and is a Public Member for the College of Midwives. She is a former Public Member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC and Chair of the Nominations Committee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

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Dennis Green

Dennis joined the board of Potluck in 2009, and became Co-chair in 2013. In 2013, Potluck incorporated its social enterprise catering business as a wholly owned subsidiary and Dennis assumed the additional role of Chair of the catering business board. Dennis has over 30 years of restaurant and non-profit experience and also currently serves on the board of the Partners in Tourism Society. He has previously served on the boards of Tourism HR Canada and the BC Chefs’ Association.Potluck Café Society is a charitable non-profit in the Downtown Eastside that provides job and life skills training and community nutrition and meal programs to residents of the community. Potluck also owns and operates a successful catering business that provides supportive employment to people with barriers to traditional employment.

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Queenie Choo

CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. 

Queenie Choo immigrated to Canada 37 years ago. She has made significant achievements both in her career and in the community. She was appointed as the first CEO to commission a culturally appropriate care home in Edmonton. In 2012 Queenie was appointed as the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the largest non-profit social service organization in B.C. Queenie’s passion to serve the community has extended her volunteering on many boards including Omni TV advisory council to ensure diversity and inclusion in media programming is continued. She also volunteers her time to participate on BC RCMP Commanding Officer’s Cultural Diversity Inclusion Board. Most recently, Queenie is selected to serve on the Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee for the province of B.C.

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Larkin MacKenzie-Ast

Board Director, BC Innovation Council (BCIC)

Larkin MacKenzie-Ast is the General Manager of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), a national not-for-profit organization that educates, energizes and empowers female entrepreneurs. Previously, she was the Director of HR, Corporate Services with Canadian Forest Products Inc. (Canfor), and before that she was the Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office in the Premier’s Vancouver Office. She is also a Strategic HR Consultant, specializing in strategic and human capital planning for small and medium-sized companies in Vancouver. Larkin volunteers her time with Vantage Point as a Governance and Strategic Planning workshop facilitator for not-for-profit boards.

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