Understanding Your Board’s Responsibilities As A Whole


As low as $49 per board member (based on a 10-member board)

Do you understand the difference between a director’s role and that of the board as a whole? Does the board have key governing policies to guide the governance structure? In this course you will learn the board’s role in creating a sound governance structure for the organization, including the key Governing Policies that are necessary in order to adequately support this structure.


The Board is the governing body for any organization and is legally responsible for implementing an effective governance structure. There are many different roles within the board from the director down to volunteers – each with its own set of responsibilities that is important to the overall success of the organization. It is the board’s responsibility to make sure these roles are executed to their fullest and in an ethical manner according to policy.

With this course you will receive a detailed 17-page governance guide, 20-minute video training module and a sample governing policy you can start using today to define and declare the roles and responsibilities of the board.

What You'll Learn

  • How to develop a sound governance structure
  • How to define your board’s mission and vision 
  • An overview of strategic planning
  • An overview on running more effective board meetings
  • The importance of succession planning and orientation for new board members
  • Board responsibilities regarding financial oversight
  • An overview of conflicts of interest and code of conduct
  • How to assess and improve performance


About your instructor: Darrell Kuhn

DJ (Darrell) Kuhn, author of The Boardroom Blueprint, is a noted leader and visionary with a successful career in an executive leadership and a member of Atlantic Business Magazine’s prestigious CEO Hall of Fame. He has been an exemplary community volunteer and board member in roles for many organizations over the last 30 years including the Chamber of Commerce; United Way; Food Banks; Canadian Mental Health Association; Diabetes Association; Rotary Clubs and various Business Developmental Agencies.

A strong advocate for local non profit organizations, Darrell recognizes the profound impact on the communities they serve. He believes that the creation of a strong governance structure and leadership capacity, significantly impacts the effectiveness, brand and reputation of any organization. This passion and experience has positioned Darrell as a foremost expert in effective board governance and leadership.

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