Joining a Board of Directors: What Are You Getting Yourself Into

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Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: 
$0.00
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CharityVillage
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Description

Are you thinking about joining a board of directors, or perhaps have newly joined a nonprofit board? If so, you won't want to miss our upcoming free webinar!

Being a board member for the first time means a lot of things: taking on significant responsibility, doing a tremendous service, and committing to learning a lot of new things. But what does a board member actually do? What are your roles, responsibilities and duties? How much time should you expect to commit? What expertise do you need to bring to the table? Many people join boards without knowing the answers to these questions, which sometimes makes the reality of board membership a bit surprising, to say the least.

This webinar will provide participants with guidance about what boards expect of you, and what you should expect from your board. We will cover the fundamentals about being a director, bust some myths, and help to get you ready for board membership.

While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren't able to connect to the live session, rest assured you'll get the full recording by email the following day.

What you'll learn

This webinar has the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the basic roles and responsibilities of board members

  • Get introduced to what makes board membership challenging and how to prepare yourself

  • Set your expectations about what you should expect from your board and what they should expect of you

This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.

About the presenter

Matt Fullbrook is a board effectiveness researcher and consultant based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Matt is the Manager of the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Under his direction, the CCBE has evolved into the central hub of governance research in Canada. Matt has overseen the development and execution of all of the CCBE's projects since 2004, including the Globe & Mail's Board Games governance ratings, various Pay/Performance studies, SME governance ratings, and an ongoing study of the governance of family firms. As an independent consultant, Matt has advised dozens of boards of directors as an educator, facilitator and researcher, helping them to maximize their effectiveness through the development and implementation of valuable governance processes, policies and structures.

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