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Board volunteering series: How do boards work in practice?

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May 11, 2023 5:30 pm
May 11, 2023 6:30 pm

This session is free and open to the public. Anyone in Ottawa interested in the topic is welcome to join. Click here to register.


A lot of the work done by non-profit boards will happen in board and committee meetings. This session in our series on Board Volunteering will focus on the practical aspects of a board’s work, especially when it comes to meetings, committees, and decision-making.  

Who should attend? 

  • Individuals interested in volunteering as directors. 
  • Current directors serving on non-profit and charitable boards. 

 How to attend? 

This workshop will be hosted live online over the Zoom platform.  

What you will need 

Learners should join this session from a Zoom-capable device and be able to participate through voice or chat. The link will be sent to all registrants in advance. If you haven’t received the link, please contact: [email protected] 

Learning objectives 

Learners participating in this session will: 

  • Be introduced to the various types of meetings that make up a board’s work. 
  • Gain practical insights into how to be more effective during meetings. 
  • Become familiar with the purpose and role of committees in boards of directors. 
  • Acquire foundational knowledge of decision-making processes and the role of committees and board meetings in those processes.

About your facilitator 

Alex Keenan is a public-speaking and communications consultant and facilitator. With a background in communications and the law, Alex volunteers extensively as director of several non-profits and charities, including the Canadian Environmental Network and the Canadian Institute of Mass Communications. 


Learn more about what to expect after registrations and cancellations here. 


Board volunteering series: How do boards work in practice?

Volunteers interested in learning more about why and how to join a board of directors can register by clicking on this link.


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