Community Learning Event: “Non-Profit Governance Essentials”

Drawn from years of practical first-hand experience, this interactive non-profit governance training session is designed to help you:

We will review current trends, best-practices and outline tangible strategies you can use today.

Next Session

February 13, 2024
1:00 pm to 2:30pm

Interactive Live Zoom Session


Class-Size Limit
25 People

Designed for Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector

This session has been designed for leaders in the non-profit sector: 

  • Board members and  Board chairs
  • Executive Directors and CEOs

What Will You Gain from this Session?

You will leave the training with the means to improve the governance of your organization.

What Topics Does this Session Cover?

  • What are the most common challenges faced by boards and how can you overcome them?
  • What are the common characteristics of outstanding boards?
  • What is the role of the Board, and of each of the Directors?
  • What are the fiduciary obligations of directors?
  • What is the role of the staff and how does it differ from the Board’s role?
  • What’s the difference between a “working board” and a “governance board”?
  • What is acceptable risk? How can we get good advice?
  • What about conflict of interest?
  • What is changing in “good governance” in the non-profit sector?

“Great information and well presented. This type of training has the potential to be very dry and boring – the presenter from Laridae was very lively and made the topic interesting.”

– Kristine Greaves, Children’s Services Manager, City of Cornwall

“I really enjoyed this workshop… Very useful information that was applicable for me as a new ED. This will be very helpful information to take back to our board of directors.”

– Stephanie McGill, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of London and Region

“Great information on roles and responsibilities and how a Board should function”

– Tera Osborne, Executive Director, Tsi Kanonhkhwatsheriyo Indigenous Interprofessional Primary Care Team

Led by Danielle Rocheleau, C. Dir.

As CEO, Danielle leads the Laridae team, driving the future growth of the company, ensuring we have a strong, values-based workplace culture, and that we continue to prioritize our client’s experiences. The foundation of Danielle’s professional experience, career, and passion has been rooted in community development. An entrepreneurial, strategic thinker, Danielle deploys collaborative approaches to problem-solving. She leads some of Laridae’s highest profile strategic planning, governance, communications, and branding projects.

Prior to consulting, she held executive roles with the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) and Peterborough & Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED). Danielle has actively engaged in governance throughout her career as a volunteer Board member of non-profits and she is designated as a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) through McMaster University. Bilingual, Danielle is originally from Timmins.