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Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities

Board Fundamentals: Roles and Responsibilities

Tuesday, April 25 @ 9:00am

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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Greg Tooke

Greg is a successful leader and relationship builder with over twenty years’ senior experience in strategy, organizational planning, business development, operational management, and product/service delivery. Originally from the UK, he has worked with organizations across Europe, Canada, US, and Japan from various sectors including non-profit, transportation, government, health, technology and community services.

Initially an engineer, Greg has held various senior leadership roles and now focuses mainly on strategic planning and implementation to engage, develop, and support people toward improving long-term organizational effectiveness. He has helped start-ups through to large well-established clients discover the purpose behind their work, bringing clarity, aligning resources and supporting implementation.

Leading with his values Greg is currently a partner in a management consulting business, Light Trail Consulting, working with socially minded leaders to help them realize the full potential of an inclusive purpose driven organization. He is also Chair of the Board of Brightside Community Homes, the largest non-profit housing provider solely focused in Vancouver and providing affordable homes to seniors, families and people with disabilities. He works with boards and senior leadership on complex issues to help them build and engage their teams to sustain positive change. By example, Light Trail is also a Certified B Corp and member of 1% for the Planet, a movement of organizations that share the same philosophies of helping drive a shift toward a future of positive social and environmental change – good for people, good for the planet, and good for profit/purpose.


Apr 25 2023


9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Hybrid: In-person/Online Learning

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