All About Boards Fall 2024

Are you looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness and bring more clarity to roles and responsibilities?
Do you aim to strengthen the ED/Board Chair relationship, improve financial fitness, and ensure your board has the necessary skills and representation?

The Board of Directors plays a critical role in making strategic decisions that advance an organization’s mission and positive impact. To fulfill this role effectively, it is crucial that directors and staff are trained in board governance fundamentals, financial management, and clear role delineation.

Pillar is excited to offer the Fall 2024 edition of All About Boards, the 14th iteration of this essential board training in London and region. This program covers the foundational elements needed for effective governance, addresses critical issues like CEO/Board Chair relationships and financial fitness, and clarifies the roles of all board members. Equip your nonprofit organization with actionable resources and guidance to elevate your governance from good to great.

NEW for 2024! All participants in this Fall Series will receive a free customizable download of Pillar’s Executive Leadership Onboarding Tool!


Learn what every board director should know

  • Characteristics of high-performing boards and how you can enhance the performance of your own board
  • Frameworks and best practices for effective governance 
  • Key financial accountabilities and responsibilities associated with the role of a director
  • How to attract, recruit, and retain the best boards
  • How to recognize strategic opportunities and risks

Program benefits

  • Increased confidence to carry out your role as a board member
  • Increased clarity on the roles of board members versus the roles of staff and operational volunteers
  • A more engaged board and stronger alignment with the organizational mission and vision
  • Tools to increase the effectiveness of your board meetings

Participants will receive:

  • Presentations by subject matter experts, including resources and tools after each session
  • An opportunity to build a professional network of board contacts
  • A professional development opportunity that can help build your resume
  • A certificate of completion (for those that attend all 4 sessions) 
  • And, new this year, all those who complete their registration will free customizable download of our Pillar’s Executive Leadership Onboarding Tool!

LEVEL:  Beginner -  Intermediate


  • Board members (experienced or new) of a nonprofit or charity looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness
  • Anyone looking to learn more about board governance and join a board
  • Executive Directors or CEOs who would like to build on your boardroom skills and update your awareness of emerging governance issues and trends
  • Staff that supports a board

We encourage organizations to enroll multiple board members and their CEO/Executive Director (or another senior leader) to ensure maximum benefit and impact. Past participants have included a dynamic mix of participants from large, medium, and small nonprofit organizations.


You may register for the full series (all 4 sessions) or for individual sessions.Click on each session for a full description and registration details for individual sessions.

To register for the full series stay on this page and use the Register button at left.

All sessions are held online, run from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT, and recordings will not be available. 

You must attend all 4 sessions to obtain a completion certificate.


Group Discount
Group discounts are available for groups of five or more attending from an organization. 

Please email for more information about discounts. 


Events are taking place online and recordings will not be available. Individual login in links will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the event. Please check your junk and spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email and/or do not receive login details. 

Thank you to our 2024 Learning & Development Sponsors:

Western Continuing Studies and Fanshawe Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services

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