Leaders on Board:
What You Need to Know
When Serving on a Nonprofit Board

A Practical, Convenient & Affordable Guide for Professionals

Overview


The “Leaders on Board” e-Learning Program is a comprehensive nonprofit board governance course designed for professionals. It is a practical, convenient and affordable guide designed to provide you with what you need to know when serving on a nonprofit board.

It starts with an environmental scan of the Canadian nonprofit sector. It discusses the concept of nonprofit governance, including the three mental maps of governance and the three models of board decision-making. It provides an overview of the Canadian legal environment in which nonprofits operate. It covers the ten responsibilities of a board and the two principal duties of board directors. It also covers the five responsibilities of board directors as well as the risks and liabilities that they may face. The program concludes with some practical tips on how you can find the right nonprofit board on which to serve.

This program is based on B3’s accredited Continuing Professional Development webinar that we recently produced for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the largest professional association representing some 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students from across Canada. B3 has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada. This program forms part of the B3 Board Matching & Training Program that we provide the high-potential employees of our large corporate clients.

Outline

Course Content

25 HD Videos + 6 Quick Quizzes +
8 Bonus BoardSource Materials + Additional Resources

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Benefits To You

Like many professionals, you want to serve on a nonprofit board. To develop your leadership skills, to give back to the community, and to use as a springboard to serve on for-profit boards. And so you want to learn or even brush up on the practical fundamentals of what a board director needs to know when serving on a nonprofit board. 

But let’s face it. You’re very busy with family and work obligations. So you don’t have ten hours, much less two full days, to take off from work and family. Nor are you prepared to spend a few thousand dollars to attend a nonprofit board governance program. You want a high-quality program that is practical, convenient and affordable.

Look no further.

We developed this “Leaders on Board” e-Learning Program with you in mind. Our high-quality program is practical, convenient and affordable. This program forms part of the B3 Board Matching & Training Program that we provide the high-potential employees of our large corporate clients.

Practical.

You want to learn the practical fundamentals of serving on a nonprofit board - free from academic jargon or pure theory. We discuss important governance concepts you need to know in a clear, straightforward and visually appealing manner. We use BoardSource case studies that illustrate these governance concepts through actual nonprofit board dilemmas - as they show up in real life.

BoardSource is the leading organization in the U.S. focused on strengthening and supporting nonprofit board leadership.

Convenient.

We designed the program lessons in short segments so that you can take each lesson in about ten minutes or less. Learn from wherever you are. Because the program is completely online, you can take it at your own pace anytime and anywhere. You can seamlessly switch from using your desktop, to your mobile phone or iPad to take the course at your convenience.

We designed the program so that you can complete it in less than three hours. We know that you just don’t have ten hours, much less two full days, to spare from work and family to attend a nonprofit board governance program.

Affordable.

You have access to high quality, comprehensive content at a fraction of the cost of in-classroom nonprofit board governance courses. You may not have budgeted a few thousand dollars to attend an onsite nonprofit board governance program.

The program is based on B3’s accredited Continuing Professional Development webinar that we recently produced for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the largest professional association representing some 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students from across Canada. B3 has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada. This program forms part of the B3 Board Matching & Training Program that we provide the high-potential employees of our large corporate clients. Now that’s value for money.

Josephine Victoria Yam, J.D., LLM.
Josephine Victoria Yam, J.D., LLM.
CEO & Co-Founder, B3 Canada

Meet Your Instructor

Josephine Victoria Yam is a lawyer-social entrepreneur who recently graduated from Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders. She obtained her Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of Calgary and pursued advanced education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto. Before co-founding B3 Canada, Josephine was Executive Director of the Environmental Law Centre of Alberta. She previously worked as Senior Legal Counsel with the Government of Alberta and as lawyer with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. Josephine was a former law professor and a columnist of a national business-oriented newspaper who wrote on the complex interaction of business and law issues in the digital economy.

B3 Canada
B3 Canada
Building Breakthrough Boards For Diverse & Inclusive Workplaces

About B3 Canada

Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada is a purpose-driven social enterprise dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in corporations through nonprofit board service. We are matchmakers between corporations and nonprofits. Our B3 Board Matching & Training Program places and trains corporate employees to serve on nonprofit boards. A clear triple win for corporations, employees and the nonprofits they serve.

This e-Learning Program forms part of the B3 Board Matching & Training Program that B3 provides its large corporate clients. The program is based on B3’s accredited Continuing Professional Development webinar that we recently produced for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the largest professional association representing some 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students from across Canada. B3 has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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FAQs

Who is this course designed for?

We designed this course for professionals who want to learn or even brush up on the practical fundamentals of what a board director needs to know before serving on a nonprofit board. Many professionals want practical information on nonprofit board governance free from academic jargon. They're so busy that they want a high-quality course that self-paced, relatively quick to complete and packed with comprehensive information. They want a high-quality course that’s affordable and easy on the pocket. So we created the "Leaders on Board " program for them. It's practical, convenient and affordable. No prior experience in boards is required.

When will I have access to the course?

Once you enroll in the course, you’ll have immediate access to all the 25 High Definition Videos, 6 quick quizzes, 8 Bonus BoardSource Materials and 6 lists of Additional Resources.

How much time do I need?

It’s a self-guided online course, so you can take it at your own pace anytime and anywhere. The course is comprised of 25 High Definition Videos, 6 quick quizzes, 8 Bonus BoardSource Materials and 6 lists of  Additional Resources. We designed the program lessons in short segments so that you can take each lesson in about ten minutes or less. For the videos and quizzes, it will usually takes our participants about 3 hours in total to complete.

How long can I access the course?

You can access the course for 90 days from the date of your enrollment in the course. If you do not earn your course completion certificate within 90 days, your registration will expire and you will need to pay to re-enroll for the course.

What is the refund or cancellation policy?

You can request a full refund or cancellation up to fourteen days after confirmation of your paid enrollment, provided:

  • you have not started any lesson in the course or
  • you have not downloaded any course materials.

After fourteen days, if you have already started a lesson or have downloaded a course material, you will not be entitled to any refund or cancellation from B3.

How do I navigate around the course?

After completing each video, click the Next button on the bottom right hand corner of the screen. This will register that you have completed the video in that particular module.

After selecting your answer to a question in the Quick Quiz, click the Check button located at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. This will prompt the system to provide you with the recommended answer to the question.


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Disclaimer

The “Leaders on Board” e-Learning Program is provided for educational purposes only. The Instructor and Building Breakthrough Boards Corp (B3 Canada) have carefully prepared, reviewed and produced the program. Nevertheless, they cannot be held legally responsible for its contents or for any consequences arising from its use. The materials in the program are intended to provide information as well as to facilitate thoughtful reflection. For example, the case studies discussed are intended to illustrate various governance concepts. They cannot be used as professional advice that is applied to specific situations.