All About Boards: Emerging Trends in Board Governance

This workshop is part of a 4 part series called All About Boards. For more information and to register for the enitre 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 
  • Technology’s impact on how we learn, meet and connect 
  • Shared Services 
  • Board and Executive Director relationship 
  • Collaborative partnerships, unifications and mergers 

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

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

About the Presenters:
Dharshi Lacey is the Diversity Program Manager at Pillar Nonprofit Network, 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. 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.

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, and serves on the London Health Sciences Community Advisory Council & is the Peace Bus Coordinator for Children 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.

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