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.

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.

Upcoming Sessions

April 13, 2023
9:00am to 11:00am

April 17, 2023
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Interactive Live Zoom Session

Regular Price
$199 CAD/person (+ HST)

Group Pricing
$99 – $149 CAD/person (+ HST)

Laridae Alumni Discount
25% Off (Forgot your code?)

Class-Size Limit
20 People

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 Ugette Vanderpost, Consultant

A gifted educator and speaker, Ugette brings to this role a wide range of leadership skills. For over twenty years she has been dedicated to guiding others as they engage in their own learning and professional development. Her experience includes organizational development, strategic problem solving, and transition planning. Her strengths are in facilitating conversations that build trust and commitment towards a common vision. As a head of school, facilitator, and coach Ugette has honed collaboration techniques that build effective relationships across diverse communities. In her role as Learning Services Consultant & Facilitator at Laridae, she is committed to designing engaging learning opportunities for all clients.

Ugette recently completed her Master of Arts in Leadership through Royal Roads University. A lover of the great outdoors, Ugette also volunteers her time as a Varsity Rowing Coach for Trent University. She lives with her family in the Otonabee countryside, just outside of Peterborough, Ontario.

Discounted Seats for Students

We set aside a few seats for young leaders who aspire to contribute to the non-profit sector but are currently in school. If you are interested, please get in touch.

Refund Policy

By purchasing a ticket, you agree to Laridae’s Refund Policy:

All cancellation requests must be received in writing to

  • Full refunds are available on request up to 72 hours before the live event is scheduled to begin
  • If you request a refund in the 72 hours prior to the event, you are entitled to a refund in the form of credit, which can be applied toward registration at a future Laridae Learning event or towards the registration fee of Laridae’s Leadership Development or Management Training Program
  • Refund requests submitted after the event has started will not be accepted