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Governance Training for Non-Profits


On June 9, Deb McClelland, with OnBoard Training, provides an overview of best practices in board governance. This session serves as both an orientation to good governance as well as a refresher for those who have previously received governance training.
The following key areas will be explored with your board of directors:
Module 1: The Rules
Get clear on your board’s role. We also discover what bylaws, policies, terms of reference are and what to do with them.
Module 2: The Strategy
Take your board meetings and your organization to the next level. We explore the board’s annual work plan, meeting agendas and strategic plan.
Module 3: The Players
Set your people up for success. We talk about director recruitment and development, effective committees and your senior staff person’s annual performance review.
The workshop will run June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Premier Hotel on Anderson Way in Vernon.


Deb McClelland has studied board governance for over 20 years, primarily through the Governance Group in Vancouver. She has served on many national and provincial boards over 35 years, as well as 19 years as executive director of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, where she supported the board through a transition to a solid governance model.
Within all these experiences, Deb came to realize that governance, when done right, could be fun and easy. That is why she has developed governance workshops including a streamlined strategic planning process, that are highly effective, engaging and inspiring.