Operating with Independence and Objectivity


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

Are important decisions being influenced by potential conflicts of interest? Are you prioritizing the integrity and legitimacy of your organization in your decision making? In this course, you will learn why independence and objectivity standards are crucial to upholding your organization’s ethics and reputation.


All Board Directors have a fiduciary responsibility and a duty of loyalty to the organization they oversee. It is important that their own personal interests do not affect the decisions and operations of your organization. 

With this course you will receive a detailed 17-page governance guide, 20-minute video training module and sample governing code of conduct and conflict of interest policies you can start using today to start holding board members accountable to your ogranization’s ethics and values.

What You'll Learn

  • How to identify conflicts of interest
  • How to define the employment relationship and determine if a director is independent
  • How to define internal and external auditing relationships 
  • Appointing and assessing the DIrector of Independence
  • How to determine prohibited and permitted services of an external auditor
  • How to establish a Whistle Blower policy


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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Get unlimited access to all 16 courses for your entire board AND receive a copy of the Boardroom Blueprint ebook!
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Course can be made available to your entire board.

4 Lessons