Upcoming Workshops: Board Boot Camp 101 & 201

KCR Community Resources - Board Boot Camp Workshops

Upcoming Workshops: Board Boot Camp 101 & 201

Are you looking to join a Board of Directors, or to increase your responsibility and join the executive level? Sign up for Board Boot Camp 101 to learn all about the not-for-profit sector and how you can make an impact by joining a board. Or, join us in Board Boot Camp 201 to learn effective qualities of leaders, your personal leadership style, and how to run meetings in a timely manner. Sign up for one, or both of these workshops below.

Board Boot Camp 101: Introduction (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources: Board Boot Camp 101 - Introduction
Dates: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $25 pp – payment required prior to workshop

You’re standing on the sidelines of your daughter’s soccer game, completely engaged in the game. A parent approaches you and says, “Hey, you’ve come to every game and practice. You must really enjoy watching her play”. You nod in the affirmative, eyes still on your daughter. The parent then says, “We’re looking for a few parents to help us out organizing the soccer club. Can you stay after the game to chat for a bit?” Still absorbed in the game, you nod your head and say “Sure!” – anything for your daughter. The game ends: your daughter’s team played a great game against a worthy opposing team and you’re both excitedly breaking down the plays. The same parent beckons you over to where they, the coach, and a few other parents are standing. Uh-oh. What did you agree to?!

Often, this is how many of us start our volunteer ‘careers’: someone asks us to “help”, and we agree to become involved, not necessarily knowing or understanding the scope of what we’re taking on. What we do know is that we want to help and are likely passionate about the cause, club, or issue that we’ve been invited to participate in.

Do you want to make an impact in our community by becoming a member of a board of directors for a charity or not-for-profit?
Board Boot Camp 101 will help you:
  • Understand the not-for-profit sector
  • Prepare questions to ask before saying “Yes”
  • Increase your understanding of a Board member’s role and responsibilities
**Get your whole Board on Board … Ask about having us do a Board Bootcamp in-service for your organization.

Board Boot Camp 201: Executive Committee (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources: Board Boot Camp 201 - Executive Committee
Dates: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $25 pp – payment required prior to workshop
Register for Board Boot Camp 201

It’s 6:30 pm. You’ve been up since 6:00 am and have just put in a full day at work. Your head and stomach are telling you it’s time for dinner. And you’re still sitting in a not-for-profit board meeting that started at 4:30 … which was supposed to wrap up at 5:45 pm. Suddenly, you hear, “I nominate [your name] for Board Chair”. What?!

Maybe your appointment as Chair of your favourite not-for-profit wasn’t quite so dramatic. Maybe you were one of the lucky ones that served as Vice-Chair for a term before becoming Chair. Even so, most future Chairs of not-for-profit Boards are not prepared (read: groomed) to take over the leadership position.

Board Boot Camp 201 will give you a quick primer and overview to become the best leader you can be for your not-for-profit organization. Learn effective qualities of leaders and your personal leadership style. Understand the separation between the Board and staff, and between the senior staff and the Chair. Find how to run your meetings timely and effectively – one of the best ways to retain current directors and attract new ones! And, when you think you or your organization might need outside help, explore the circumstances when going outside for expertise is of benefit to your organization.
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