Governance Training for Non-Profit Boards

Why Take Governance Training?

Strong boards provide the foundation for high-performing non-profits

Engage in a tailored training program that leaves your senior team and board with tangible strategies they can put to use right away to become more effective in reaching organizational goals.

What makes this program unique?

Laridae has extensive experience working with boards and senior leaders of non-profits in a variety of capacities that has provided us with deep insights into the challenges they face most often.

Training Format

3-Hour Live Session

Laridae’s 3-hour Governance Training session is a live, hosted virtually and features dynamic and engaging content to ensure active learning and participation.

Self-Assessment Survey

In preparation for our 3-hour session, we will offer a “self-assessment survey” allowing each board member to reflect on current practices, policies, and approaches.

This survey will be shared with the board, as we reflect on governance best-practices during the session and will then inform areas of strength and improvement moving forward. Many of our clients use this tool as an annual benchmarking survey to better understand ongoing board performance and to establish a board workplans for strengthen governance year over year.

About the Training

Who is this for?

This program is designed for Executive Directors/CEOs, volunteer Board Members and Board Chairs of non-profit organizations.

What topics will we cover?

Over the course of the 3-hour session we will explore:

  • Overview of effective governance
  • Board structure and composition
  • Roles and responsibilities of the board, the chair, and senior leadership
  • Trends in governance
  • Differences between a “working board” and a “governance board”
  • Behaviours of ineffective boards
  • The role of the Board and of senior management
  • Fiduciary duties and accountabilities
  • Addressing conflict of interest
  • Decision making and group dynamics
  • Importance of board evaluations

What will you get out of this Program?

  • Increased Capacity: When boards have a better understanding of the fundamentals of good governance, they can operate with a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities, run better meetings, and increase their efficiency and capacity.

  • Team Building: Training is an excellent opportunity for a board to build cohesion and strengthen relationships with one another. It’s also an ideal time to onboard new directors.

  • Reduced Risk: Does your board have a clear understanding of risk? Volunteer board members are often surprised to learn about the many risks and legal responsibilities that come with serving as a director on a non-profit board. Our training helps to identify what you need to know to minimize your risk.

  • Stronger Leadership: Boards with strong governance can provide better leadership to an organization. They are also able to better navigate relationships with management teams and staff.

  • Increased Engagement: Stronger boards are more likely to attract and retain great people and deepen the engagement and involvement of each director.

  • Better Outcomes: Organizations with strong boards who invest in ongoing education and training are more likely to operate effectively at all levels and achieve more for their stakeholders and the communities they serve.

Have a question about our Governance Training?

Book a call with Valentina Kibedi, Director of Learning Services, or email

Contact Us to Get Started

If you are interested in securing training for your board, fill out the following form and we’ll get back to you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation session.