All About Boards: Emerging Trends in Board Governance 2016

This workshop is part of a 4 part series called All About Boards. For more information and to register for the entire series please click here.

Whether your organization is small or large, this half-day interactive session will explore emerging trends and your responsibility to respond as a Board. Discussion will allow you to critically evaluate the effectiveness of your own governance processes to ensure strategic thinking.

The effective practice of governance requires vigilance. Nonprofit executives must appreciate current governance practices, understand what first-class governance looks like, and look onward to potential future developments. Attendees can expect a discussion on emerging trends in nonprofit governance and will take away understandings of significant value to themselves and their organization.

Key Emerging Trends Covered:

  • Ethnic diversity and new generations of leadership
  • Collaborative partnerships, shared services, unifications and mergers
  • Social Innovation, Social Enterprise and Social Finance

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Target Audience: Board Members, Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Finance Committees, Support Staff and those interested in learning about becoming a volunteer board member

About the Presenters:
Michelle Baldwin is Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network. As a social innovator whose personal mission is to be a community connector, Michelle is passionate about connecting people and organizations.  Michelle is a firm believer that nonprofits are integral to our community and that business, government and nonprofit sectors must work collaboratively to strengthen our community. Michelle previously held positions with the Brain Tumour Foundation and Thames Valley Children’s Centre. She currently serves on the Board of the Ontario Nonprofit Network, serves on the London Health Sciences Community Advisory Council & is the Peace Bus Coordinator for Children's International Summer Villages. Most recently, Michelle sat on the board of Huron University College where she was the chair of the Campus Community Advisory Committee. 

Dharshi Lacey is the Diversity & Governance Manager at Pillar Nonprofit Network. She has worked as a Diversity Consultant assisting nonprofit boards assess their organization’s cultural competency and develop action plans to develop more inclusive practices within their board recruitment, board policy, strategic planning and Executive Director accountabilities. In her current role with Pillar she is implementing the DiverseCity onBoard program designed to connect qualified visible minority and under-represented immigrants to agencies, boards, and commissions in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Andre Vashist is a social innovator passionate about building inclusive communities. As a social entrepreneur, community development professional and impact investor, he has a combined 15 years of experience. As the Social Finance Manager with VERGE Capital, Andre supports social enterprises through a loan fund, helps organizations develop social finance tools and creates opportunities for impact investors. VERGE is a community collaboration of partners and investors including Libro Credit Union, London Community Foundation, Pillar Nonprofit Network, Sisters of St. Joseph and United Way London & Middlesex.

Lore Wainwright is a social enterprise champion who is supporting emerging and existing social enterprises in London and area to flourish. As the Social Enterprise Program Manager at Pillar Nonprofit Network, Lore is helping mobilize a strong social enterprise support system locally, provincially and nationally.  Lore brings over 25 years of experience from the telecommunications industry as a project manager, communications and people change management specialist leading many national business initiatives.

Passionate about getting involved, sharing her knowledge and making a difference in the lives of others, Lore is Program Manager of ONERUN, a third party charitable organization focusing on breast cancer patient care that has raised over $749,000 over a four year campaign. In her spare time, Lore is a fitness instructor providing clients with increased health knowledge and attention to personal needs.

Generously Supported by The City of London


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