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Governance Training: Governance Fundamentals and Best Practices for the Not-For-Profit sector

February 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you part of a board of directors?  Do you work for a not-for-profit? Then this workshop is for you.  Just listen to this testimonial from a previous attendee of the workshop.

“I was in your full day training ~5 years ago and thought it was the best training and that EVERY board member should take it.”  District Councillor and Bracebridge Deputy Mayor Brenda Rhodes

Workshop Overview

Governance Fundamentals and Best Practices for the Not-For-Profit sector
The workshop will cover the following:

  • Function of governance
  • Role of the board
  • Duties of directors
  • Key governance principles
  • Best practices utilized today by Canada’s top Not-For-Profits and charities

The workshop will involve detailed presentations, hand out materials and interactive Q & A
sessions to ensure you leave the workshop with a good grounding in the basics of governance
as well as practical takeaways to apply at your next Not-For-Profit board meeting.

All staff and board members should make it a priority to register for this valuable training day to ensure that your organization has a strong and competent board.

Fee: $60/person including lunch


10:00 am – 12 noon Governance Training
12:00 noon -12:45 pm Lunch and Networking
12:45 pm – 3:45 pm Governance Training (may be done earlier)


Our Presenter

Don McCreesh

Don is a corporate director, consultant, and voluntary sector leader who over the past 15 years,
since leaving his corporate professional career, has provided guidance to many boards and
management teams on governance, strategy, compensation and organizational issues. He has led
over 350 workshops and direct interventions to improve the governance and strategic leadership
of for profits and not for profit organizations. Prior to his consulting career, Don was a corporate
officer and global head of HR at Nortel Networks, CIBC and Celestica.

Don is a member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Chapter of the Institute of
Corporate Directors and is Chair of the Not For Profit Program Committee. He is a Past Chair of
Imagine Canada and Past Chair of Imagine’s Standards Council, a Canada-wide initiative to
establish standards of excellence (including: governance, ethical fundraising, accountability,
transparency, and human resources) for all charities and not for profits in Canada. He personally
championed and led the development of the Standards Program which is recognized globally as a
leading example of capacity development.

Don has an MBA and BA, Psychology from McMaster University and is certified as a Chartered
Director by the Directors College. At the Chartered Director graduation ceremony in 2006, Don
was awarded the “Gilbert Bennett Gold Standard Award” as the top graduate of the Chartered
Director Program following which he served as a faculty member of the Directors College for 8


Bracebridge Chamber
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The Rotary Centre for Youth
131 Wellington St
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1E2 Canada
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