Make an impact.

Improve the quality of life for the people who live and work in your community.

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Make an impact.

Improve the quality of life for the people who live and work in your community.

Get Started

Are you tired of . . .

 

  • Your board not being able to grasp the requirements to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in your community (whether municipal, membership or sector)?
  • It being more challenging to pinpoint problems and solutions?
  • Having your board continue to operate without the underpinnings of effectiveness and without realizing its potential impact?
  • Having a less comprehensive approach to board improvement?
  • Limited board's role and responsibilities?
Yes, let’s get started!

Are you tired of . . .

 

  • Your board not being able to grasp the requirements to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in your community (whether municipal, membership or sector)?
  • It being more challenging to pinpoint problems and solutions?
  • Having your board continue to operate without the underpinnings of effectiveness and without realizing its potential impact?
  • Having a less comprehensive approach to board improvement?
  • Limited board's role and responsibilities?
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The New Board Member 101

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.

Imagine If . . .

 

➔ your board is on track to impact in and on your community.

➔ your Executive Directors and Board members feel more confident and strategic.

➔ you can ask the right questions, and you are more likely to take the right path and reach your best destination; ensure that your key success factors align with your mission.

➔ the critical elements of the Board's role can be put to work.

➔ you can have an overview of topics for board development.

Imagine If . . .

 

➔ your board is on track to impact in and on your community

➔ your Executive Directors and Board members feel more confident and strategic

➔ you can ask the right questions, and you are more likely to take the right path and reach your best destination; ensure that your key success factors align with your mission

➔ the critical elements of the Board's role can be put to work

➔ you can have an overview of topics for board development

Ken Haycock is a very capable, disciplined, organized Not-for-Profit Board Chair. He certainly knows the do’s and don’t’s of what not-for-profit board members should do…..and not do!

- Paul Tutsch

Past Chair, Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts Board

Past Chair, West Vancouver Memorial Library Board

Past President, British Columbia Library Trustees’ Association

Ken Haycock is the leader in trustee and board effectiveness. His championing of libraries as leaders and innovators within their communities has not only been refreshing, but it has been instrumental in reshaping the communal use of the institution itself. His analysis, experience, expertise and engaging style continue to win him the grateful fans he deserves wherever great inspiration in governance is sought.

- Larry Moore

former Executive Director

Ontario Library Association

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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This is for you if:

you want to move from just not-for-profit to for-impact

you want everyone to understand their role and responsibilities and "their lane"

you want to know the Board's five core and unique responsibilities

you want to understand the importance of critical conversations with senior staff and board members

You want Executive Directors (Chief Executive Officers) to be able to work more closely with Board chairs to facilitate improvement

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This is for you if:

you want to move from just not-for-profit to for-impact

you want everyone to understand their role and responsibilities and "their lane"

you want to know the Board's five core and unique responsibilities

you want to understand the importance of critical conversations with senior staff and board members

You want Executive Directors (Chief Executive Officers) to be able to work more closely with Board chairs to facilitate improvement

Get Access Now

What You'll Learn

The basics of boards – different models and types and their implications, role and responsibilities, relationships with the Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director.

Your four core and unique tasks as a not-for-profit board.

Your roles and responsibilities as a board member. The agreements you make. Basic Roberts Rules…

Oversight your legal and financial policies and controls as well as effective metrics like Key Success Factors (KSFs) to move you closer to your mission.

Ensuring sustainable resources through advocacy and influence.

Moving forward. Next steps.

What's Included

 

✓ Eight lessons over four weeks, two per week.

✓ Overarching workbook to guide you through the program.

✓ Each lesson includes a short video to be watched and reviewed on your schedule, plus a downloadable resource to extend your learning.

✓ Key questions to ask your Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director.

✓ Key questions to ask your Board Chair.

✓ A guide to your role and responsibilities and steps to be ready for engagement at the outset of your term.

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What's Included

 

✓ Eight lessons over four weeks, two per week.

✓ Overarching workbook to guide you through the program.

✓ Each lesson includes a short video to be watched and reviewed on your schedule, plus a downloadable resource to extend your learning.

✓ Key questions to ask your Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director.

✓ Key questions to ask your Board Chair.

✓ A guide to your role and responsibilities and steps to be ready for engagement at the outset of your term.

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Sneak Peek Inside

Welcome and overview of the new board member’s checklist.

The Board’s Roles and Responsibilities.

Your Role and Responsibilities.

Advocacy and Influence. Moving Forward.

Ken’s work with boards is one-of-a-kind. With his vast experience in governance, education, management, business, and as both a board member and reporting to boards, he is uniquely positioned to guide boards through the rapidly evolving environment impacting the organizations they steward. I learned board governance from Ken that significantly shifted my perspective. He demonstrates in every board interaction what he taught me: that, as a guide to the board, his role is to keep them on track, alert them to dangerous terrain, and always headed in the right direction, and he does so with honesty, humour, a rich intellect and incredible knowledge.

- Rebecca Jones

Managing Partner

Dysart & Jones

Dr. Haycock’s knowledge of board governance is without parallel as is his ability to help Boards focus on issues and take action. Our organization’s work with Ken led to a full governance review. This process and the documentation and practices that came from it created a clear path for best serving our membership, ensuring roles and responsibilities were clearly defined, and ensuring accountability.  I would not hesitate to recommend Ken  to any organization looking to improve how it functions.

- Michael Burris

Executive Director

Public Library InterLINK

You might be thinking . . .

"I already had an onsite orientation: why do I need another one?"

This program specifically reinforces and extends what you will have learned on-site. Expectation for onsite programs is laid out in the first week.

"My Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director provided a great orientation and is available as a resource."

Wonderful! This program was developed after consultation with dozens of Executive Directors and board members, individually and in focus groups. It is designed to fill in the critical gaps.

"It seems pretty pricey for an orientation."

Actually, the price is what Executive Directors told us would be reasonable even for a small board with a limited budget. This was important to us as most registrations will be paid by the organization.

"My concerns are more specific than a generic orientation."

We deal with the common elements for all boards and provide individual assistance in our community groups and through consultation with the course lead.

What's the investment?

$147

What's Included

  • Entire Program: four weeks, eight lessons
  • Workbook
  • Video access
  • Downloadable resources
  • Regular Q&A in our community groups.

Next Start Date:

September 7, 2021.

Enroll Now!
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Are you ready to . . .

Move from reticent to confident?

Learn on your own schedule, in brief chunks of time (15-20 minutes)?

Master the basics in one month, probably before your first board meeting?

Discover ways to contribute to improve your board’s performance and impact?

Get Access Now

Are you ready to . . .

Move from reticent to confident?

Learn on your own schedule, in brief chunks of time (15-20 minutes)?

Master the basics in one month, probably before your first board meeting?

Discover ways to contribute to improve your board’s performance and impact?

Get Access Now

Ken has been fabulous to work for. In his role of Board Chair of the Kay Meek Theatre for the Performing Arts, he has been incredibly well organized, efficient in running our meetings, always focussing on the best interest of the theatre and its patrons. He has a very strong work ethic that has taken much of the burden of the rest of our Board. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with him over the last year. 

- David Gouthro, CSP

The Consulting Edge

I would highly recommend Ken Haycock’s board governance workshops, and I have realized and observed positive change as a result. Drawing on his extensive board experience and knowledge, Ken’s presentations are exceptionally well organized, highly engaging and, most helpful, provide concrete strategies for developing a high performing board, specifically regarding roles and responsibilities and successful advocacy and influence. I have witnessed positive change as a result.

- Pilar Martinez, ICD.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Edmonton Public Library epl.ca

A clear and lofty mandate, and good intentions are important, but without effective governance practices, boards will inevitably fail. Dr. Ken Haycock provided training for both directors and administrative staff in one of my organizations and we were much improved as a result. We had shared benchmarks and understandings that brought cohesion to our board. Our understanding of the distinctive roles of directors and administrative staff improved organizational culture, morale and efficacy. 

- Kit Krieger

Past President of the BC Teachers’ Federation

Former Registrar of the BC College of Teachers 

Former Executive Director of the BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association

Frequently Asked Questions

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