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Better Boards.

Better Communities.

We move not-for-profit boards from monthly reviews to setting strategic direction for impact in and on their communities.

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Better Boards.

Better Communities.

We move not-for-profit boards from monthly reviews to setting strategic direction for impact in and on their communities.

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Transform your board from a negative not-for-profit into a positive for-impact.

Governance is leadership. Great boards improve the quality of experience for the people in the municipality, association, or campus they serve.

10 Critical Questions Boards Need to Ask Themselves

In order to develop a high-performing board, you need to ask yourself ten critical questions.

About Us

We partner with Chief Executive Officers, Executive Directors and Board Chairs to complement their ongoing education programs.

We offer three different courses and approaches.

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Mary-Ann Booth

"Ken Haycock is an experienced and highly effective board member and chair, both appointed and elected. As a specialist in board development, his focus on community development and performance measures is critical, and has enabled many boards to make a difference in their communities, moving from oversight to strategic directions and impact."

Mary-Ann Booth
Mayor
West Vancouver
Christopher Girodat

"Ken provided board effectiveness training for our students' union, including how our student leaders can maximize the time that they spend on strategy — exercising real control and direction over the work of the organization. Ken's approach to coaching board members on how to stay "out of the weeds" is succinct, good-humoured, and approachable."

Christopher Girodat
Executive Director
Capilano Students' Union

Programs

Your accelerated path to competence and confidence. 

In this one month course you will move from feeling reticent and tentative to competent and confident, asking good questions and making great contributions.

The course complements and reinforces your on-site orientation and opens new channels of communication and discussion. Four weeks. Eight lessons.

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Our spotlight course is designed for Executive Directors, Board Chairs and those who are interested in leadership positions on not-for-profit, for-impact boards.

The Board Member Academy: A step-by-step guide too higher performance and impact. For board chairs and executive directors especially.

There are sixteen weeks and sixteen lessons in this course.

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Our signature course enables Executive Directors and Board Chairs to identify questions, concerns and issues and incorporate discussion and resolution in a board meeting.

Better Boards. Better Communities. The complete system for board development. Ten modules.

There are more than 50 specific topics to choose from inside.

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Ken Haycock has served on dozens of not-for-profit and for-profit boards, both elected and appointed, small and large, in the arts, education, libraries, government and more.

He has been a consultant and trainer to organizations and government across the continent, designing and devising orientation and training programs.

Dr. Haycock holds an MBA, MEd and AMLS in addition to a doctorate in leadership and management.

He has been on the senior leadership teams of large school boards and multi-million dollar associations as well as chairing small arts and association boards.

Currently research professor at the University of Southern California, he is former director and professor emeritus at both San Jose State University and the University of British Columbia.

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