2018 Governance Workshop

6th Annual Governance Workshop for Muskoka’s Charities and Nonprofits

Muskoka Community Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Governance Workshop. We are pleased to bring back Don McCreesh to facilitate the workshop. Don is a prominent leader who has served for over 45 years in Canada’s charitable/nonprofit sector. He is has also been a board member of 13 different nonprofit organizations. He is the past Chair of the Board of Imagine Canada, where he led an initiative to bring governance, fundraising, accountability and management standards to Canada’s charitable sector.

We invite board directors and organizational managers to take advantage of this opportunity and participate in this interactive learning session. The morning will include an introduction to good governance. The morning will include an introduction to good governance. The afternoon session will focus on applying the governance principles discussed in the morning session and identify best practices and processes for key board responsibilities.

Date:                                     Friday, November 2, 2018

Location:                             Dewey College (Formerly Nipissing University)

125 Wellington Street.

Morning Session: Introduction to Governance

Registration: 8:30 am

Workshop: 9:00 am – noon

Cost: $25.00 (refreshment break included)

Attendees will receive an overview of good governance, accountability, transparency and fiduciary responsibility. Don will also review the role of the Board and management, outline the duties of a Director and how to fulfill the role of a Board member, as well as discuss the legal duties and liabilities of Directors and Boards. These topics will provide a background on the purpose of Boards and identify key roles for Directors.

Afternoon Session: Governance Best Practices

Registration: 1:00 pm

Workshop: 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Cost: $25.00 (refreshment break included

This session will review best practices, tools and tips on the roles of the Board and management; it will focus on creating a strong and more efficient organization.  Don will also introduce the latest developments in NFP Governance as well as the importance of Board recruitment and succession planning.
Please note that Lunch is not included.

For more information contact Lynn DeCaro at 705-646-1220 or info@muskokacommunityfoundation.ca.

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