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Governance Training

Diversity in Leadership Ottawa offers two levels of board governance training to registered DLO candidates at no cost. 

In-person Workshops

Board Basics: Introduction to Serving on a Board

Board Basics is a comprehensive introduction for candidates looking to join their first Board of Directors in the not-for-profit sector. This full-day workshop gives candidates assessment tools to help discern whether a board is a good fit and also covers:

  • Board functions and responsibilities
  • Meetings and decision-making
  • Diversity and inclusion on boards 
  • Communications and public relations

Beyond Board Basics: Strengthening Your Contribution to a Board

Beyond Board Basics will help candidates with some governance experience strengthen their contribution. This full-day workshop invites candidates into a conversation around diversity and inclusion in a Board setting and also covers:

  • Strategic planning and policy development
  • Financial reports and fundraising
  • Ethics and risk management
  • Advocacy and board development

E-learning

These workshops are also available to registered candidates as self-paced online courses.

Board Basics: Introduction to Serving on a Board

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Beyond Board Basics: Strengthening Your Contribution to a Board

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