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Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities

Board Fundamentals: Roles and Responsibilities

Tuesday, May 31 @ 5:30pm

Engage your board and align their work!

Engage your board and align their work with organizational values and vision.

A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles, responsibilities and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

1. Define the responsibilities of board members

2. Describe the three modes of governance

3. Describe practices that build effective boards

4. Implement meetings tools that support complicated and complex conversations at the board table

Workshop Content:

Five key board responsibilities:

1. The role of oversight

2. Governance vs operations perspective

3. Board development, recruitment and training

4. Meeting management

5. Committee structure and board tools

Workshop Benefits:

You will walk away with:

1. Increased confidence to carry out your role as board member

2. Increased clarity on the roles of board members vs. the roles of staff and operational volunteers

3. A more engaged board and stronger alignment to the organizational mission and vision

4. Tools to increase the effectiveness of your board meetings

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Irma Mattes, CFP, FMA, EPC, RRC

I have over 40 years of business experience and was involved in management positions in a number of fields such as law, manufacturing and directing the operations of two BC Provincial Commissions of Inquiry, as well as being a financial planner for the past 25 years.

While working with the Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs in 1990, it became apparent that there were many community organizations contributing in the area of health care alone and they had great need for people to get involved. It was clear that many services would not be available to people without the caring involvement of a large community of volunteers and I aspired to become one of them.

I have had the privilege of contributing to various volunteer boards over the years, The Crisis Centre, Greater Vancouver Crime Stoppers, The Community Home Support Services Association in Vancouver and Little Mountain Residential Care & Housing Society.

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Jenna McNeil

Jenna is a product manager with an interest in the role technology can play in supporting a more just and sustainable future. She has worked in the startup ecosystem at Unleash Network, Mindset Venture Group, OPEN Technologies, FARM-TRACE and Fatigue Science. Jenna supports CityHive and Nestworks Workplace Society as a board member and co-organizes CivicTech Vancouver. Previously, Jenna was a member of the boards at The HiVE Coworking space and Sprouts.


May 31 2022


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Online Learning

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