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Virtual Webinar: Board Governance Training

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Virtual Webinar: Board Governance Training

February 10 @ 9:45 am - 3:15 pm PST

Date and Time: Wednesday Feb 10, 2021, 9:45 AM – 3:15 PM PST
Location: Virtual Webinar, held on Zoom.
Fees/Admission: Chamber Members – $50, Future Members – $100
Contact Information: Chanelle Conley – Member Experience Coordinator 604.932.5922 ext. 960. Send Email
Register online here.


Governance refers to the oversight of an organization. Good governance practices mean that a board ensures their optimal performance through the implementation of effective systems. Guest speaker Deb McClelland, will provide an overview of best practices in board governance. These sessions serve as both an orientation to good governance practices as well as a refresher for those who have previously received governance training.

The following will be explored:

The Rules: What is the board’s role in good governance? What are bylaws, policies, terms of reference and what do you do with them?

The Strategy: How do you handle your board’s year effectively and efficiently within volunteers’ limited time? We discover the board’s annual work plan, meeting agendas and strategic plan.

The Players: How do you find the right people for your board? We talk about the recruitment and development of all your directors, having effective committees, and the senior staff person’s annual performance review.

Webinar Schedule:

  • 9:45 am – Sign in
  • 10:00 am – The Rules
  • 11:30 am – BREAK
  • 11:45 am – The Strategy
  • 1:15 pm – LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:45 pm – The Players
  • 3:15 pm – Closing remarks

This training is being offered at a significantly discounted COVID-19 pricing made possible with the generous support of the facilitator – Thank you Deb McClelland!

Handouts may be emailed to each attendee for printing prior to the sessions. Access to practical templates, exercises and examples are included to help kickstart the development of each board’s best practices.

Guest Speaker: Deb McClelland, Governance Trainer, LinkedIn

Over the years, Deb’s passion has been to assist boards in realizing their potential by travelling around the country mentoring, teaching and facilitating numerous workshops on the subject.
Deb has studied board governance for over fifteen years, primarily through The Governance Group, based in Vancouver. She has served on many boards, including national and provincial boards, for over thirty-five years. She also worked as Executive Director at the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce for fifteen years, supporting her board of directors as they transitioned to a solid governance model. Within all these experiences, she came to realize that governance, when done right, could be fun and easy. That is why she has developed governance workshops, including a streamlined strategic planning process, that are highly effective, engaging and inspiring.

Deb has been recognized as Executive of the Year and Chamber of the Year by her provincial network and Executive of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada. Most recently, she was appointed to the Council of Excellence by a panel of her peers across the country and appointed as Fellow of the BC Chamber of Commerce.

Cancellation Policy: Payment is non refundable for cancellations made within 3 business days of the event, or non attendance on the day.
If you have registered and paid for an event or training, you will be automatically added to the attendance list.




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