All About Boards Series 2020

Pillar's Learning & Development programming will continue to be delivered online until further notice.


2020 will be the 9th consecutive year for our All About Boards Program! It will also be the 1st year that we offer it online!

Energize your board and take your organization to the next level. As always, this series will give you the fundamentals for a high-performing board focused on strategy, innovation, diversity and accountability. This year, will also provide the opportunity to discuss and share how boards have navigated unprecedented crisis.

Are you looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness?
Is your board fully engaged at and between meetings?
Does your board have clearly defined roles and responsibilities?
Does your board have a vision for the future?


Learn what every director needs to know:

  • Characteristics of high-performing boards and how you can enhance the performance of your own board
  • Key financial accountabilities and responsibilities associated with the role of a director
  • How to attract, recruit and retain the best boards
  • Recognize strategic opportunities and risks
  • Identify best practices in governance in the nonprofit sector
  • The role of the board of directors in government relations

Participants will receive:

  • An opportunity to build a professional network of board contacts
  • A professional development opportunity that can help build your resume
  • A certificate of participation for completing all 4 sessions


NOTE: You may register for the full series (all 4 sessions) or individual sessions. You must attend all 4 sessions to obtain the certificate.

Click on each session for a full description and registration details:

Session 1: Board Basics, Sept 24
Session 2: Financial Fitness, Oct 15
Session 3: Build Your Best Board, Nov 26
Session 4: Advocacy and Government Relations, Dec 10

All sessions take place from 9 am – 12 pm


Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Target Audience:

  • Are you an experienced board member of a local nonprofit or charity and looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness?
  • Looking to learn more about board governance and join a board?
  • Are you staff that supports a board?
  • Are you an experienced ED or CEO who would like to build on your boardroom skills and update your awareness of emerging governance issues and trends?
  • If you answered YES to any of these, All About Boards is for you!

Are you a nonprofit member organization with an operating budget of under $100,000? You may be able to save an additional 50% off the registration fee.
Learn if you are eligible for the NONPROFIT MEMBER DISCOUNT RATE.

We will follow the direction of the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) and other public health agencies to make informed decisions about moving events to in-person. We look forward to staying connected in learning online and hope you will join us. 


Generously Supported by the City of London

Thank you to our 2020 Learning and Development Sponsors:

Fanshawe Corporate Training Solutions and Western Continuing Studies

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