Winnipeg workshop to explore roles of governing boards

December 3, 2018 by  

A board of directors can play a vital role in the governance of a not-for-profit organization. A Winnipeg workshop is on offer that will equip board members with knowledge and skills they can use to be fully effective in their role.

PRAXIS’s Priti Shah will be guiding the class, and the goal is for each of the students to walk away with knowledge they can use for both the benefit of their own group and to share with others. It will be a full day of training, and is being offered through the support of the local United Way.

The workshop will explore an assortment of topics that relate to the legal aspects of being a member of a governing board. Risk management, liability issues, the legal duties taken on buy board members, the role of a board of directors, and building a strong relationship between a governing body and its executive director are all on the agenda.

Due diligence will also be highlighted during the session, and the attendees will discover how they can develop a due diligence checklist for their own board. Training manuals and other items for this sort of function can be created by print shops, and can be kept by the individual or organization for future reference.

Anyone who would like to be a part of this learning opportunity has been asked to RSVP ahead of time. It will be taking place on January 30 at 580 Main Street.