A step-by-step guide to higher performance and impact.

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

The Board Leader Academy

A step-by-step guide to higher performance and impact. 

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

Six weeks. Eighteen lessons.

NEXT START DATE: December 5, 2022.

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A few of the organizations we've hosted students from in this course:

For me, this course with Ken provided a renewed focus and excitement in my board work. It confirmed what I/we are doing right, provided some great suggestions for moving forward, and outlined how we can improve and work together even more effectively serving our community. The resources and insights are practical and relevant and Ken is a formidable font of knowledge and support in governance. Thank you!

- Josie Chuback

Governance & Human Resources Chair

Whistler Public LIbrary

I would recommend this course to anyone who is aspiring to become a Chair or is already a Chair and is looking to improve their game. I benefitted greatly and will be applying many of the ideas that Ken shared during the course.

- Mike Walsh

Vice Chair

Whistler Public Library

Course Outline

Week One: Governance as Leadership.

  • Governance as Leadership.
  • The Four Unique Functions of Boards.
  • Roles, Responsibilities and Systems/Processes.
  • Common Mistakes that Boards Make, and How to Avoid Them.

Week Two: Board Alignment.

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities.
  • Member Roles and Responsibilities.
  • Board Structure and Work Plans.

Week Three: Critical Roles.

  • The Role of the Chair.
  • The Role of the Executive Director.
  • The Constructive and Critical Partnership.

Week Four: Intentional Practices.

  • Effective Meetings. Building the Team.

  • Strategic Plans and Policies.

  • Inquiry, Transparency, Communication.

Week Five: Sustainability and Success.

  • Assuring Sustainable Resources; Advocacy, Influence, Networks.

  • Measuring Success: Key Success Factors and Performance Indicators.

  • Legal and Fiduciary Responsibleness.

Week Six: Continual Improvement.

  • Board Reviews and Assessments.

  • Board Development and Revitalization.

  • Bringing It All Together.



What's the Investment?


What's Included:

  • 38-page downloadable course workbook
  • 3 video lessons per week by Ken Haycock, delivered over 6 weeks
  • 30+ downloadable resources to use and share
  • Regular Q&A in our community group
  • Personal support from instructor Ken Haycock


DECEMBER 5, 2022.

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