Muskoka Community Foundation Holds Governance Workshop
Muskoka Community Foundation is responding to the growing demand for good governance by hosting their 2nd Annual Governance Workshop for Muskoka’s Charities and Non-Profits on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Nipissing University Lecture Hall, Muskoka Campus in Bracebridge.
Don McCreesh will facilitate the Workshop. An active leader in voluntary sector governance with more than three decades experience, Don has served as a leader on the boards of 13 different nonprofit organizations. He is past Chair of the Board and HR and Governance Committee of Imagine Canada, where he led an initiative to bring governance, fundraising, accountability and management standards to Canada’s charitable sector.
The Foundation has expanded the curriculum from last year’s half-day workshop into a full day. The morning session will introduce the concept of good governance, and Board roles and duties, focusing on accountability, transparency and fiduciary responsibility. These topics will provide a background and foundation on the purpose of Boards and will set the foundation to carry out the director’s role.
The afternoon will be an in-depth workshop suited for staff leaders and senior volunteers that explores their unique relationship. The goal will be to cultivate a partnership between staff and the board of directors that respects and appreciates their distinct roles. Those who register for this session will have the opportunity to actively participate in the format by emailing discussion questions ahead of time. Don will use those questions to create the agenda.