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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.

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Are you tired of . . .

 

  • board leadership that seems to miss the mark?
  • meetings that don’t end with the satisfaction of making your community a better place to live and work?
  • lack of clear roles and responsibilities for the chair and Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director? and a resulting critical partnership?
  • measurements that don’t align with your mission as Key Success Factors, knowing you are having an impact?
  • advocacy without a plan for influence and sustainable resources to achieve your mission?
  • A limited view of your board's unique roles and structure?
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Are you tired of . . .

 

  • board leadership that seems to miss the mark?
  • meetings that don’t end with the satisfaction of making your community a better place to live and work?
  • lack of clear roles and responsibilities for the chair and Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director? and a resulting critical partnership?
  • measurements that don’t align with your mission as Key Success Factors, knowing you are having an impact?
  • advocacy without a plan for influence and sustainable resources to achieve your mission?
  • A limited view of your board's unique roles and structure?
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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.

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Imagine If . . .

 

➔ your Chair and Executive Director understand their complementary roles and governance as leadership

➔ your meetings focus on strategic policy and community development

➔ your key success factors are measurable outcomes aligned with your mission

➔ the focus is on the unique responsibilities of the Board

➔ you know that you are making a difference…

Imagine If . . .

➔ your Chair and Executive Director understand their complementary roles and governance as leadership

➔ your meetings focus on strategic policy and community development

➔ your key success factors are measurable outcomes aligned with your mission

➔ the focus is on the unique responsibilities of the Board

➔ you know that you are making a difference…

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

Whistler Public Library

 

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 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 honorary 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 are a Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director.

you want to know more about appropriate lanes of responsibilities and governance as leadership.

you want to ensure that everyone around the table contributes effectively.

you want your decision-making forum, your meetings, to be strategic and effective.

you want advocacy to be more than a word but a plan for delivering results.

You want to practice succession management for the board and its leadership.

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This is for you if:

you are a board chair, committee chair or aspiring board leader

you are a Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director

you want to know more about appropriate lanes of responsibilities and governance as leadership

you want to ensure that everyone around the table contributes effectively

you want your decision-making forum, your meetings, to be strategic and effective

you want advocacy to be more than a word but a plan for delivering results

You want to practice succession management for the board and its leadership

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What You'll Learn

 The basics of governance as leadership – roles, structures and intentional practices that are proven to make a difference.

How to develop and enhance the critical, creative and constructive partnership of the Board and your Chief Officer.

 The legal and financial obligations of your Board and of each board member.

How to ensure sustainable resources to achieve your mission.

How to develop the capabilities and capacities of your board now and into the future.

What's Included

 

✓ Eighteen lessons over six weeks, three per week.

✓ Overarching workbook to guide you through the program.

✓ Each lesson includes a short video to be watched and reviewed on your schedule

✓ Downloadable resources you can use and share

✓ Individual support and consultation from the course leader whenever needed

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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

Governance as Leadership.

Board Alignment. Structures. Work Plans.

Critical Roles. Chair. CEO/ED.

Intentional Practices. Meetings. Policies.

Sustainability and Success. Advocacy. Oversight.

Continual Improvement. Revitalization.

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

"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

Whistler Public Library

This in-depth course clarified board member roles and responsibilities completely and provided me with tools to improve and take back to our board. It sparked many ideas for discussion and improvement.

-Karen Laughland

Whistler Public Library

You might be thinking . . .

"We have a great chair. We don’t need more training."

Exceptional chairs are rare beasts and should be treasured. Exceptional chairs also become problematic when the torch does not get passed on a regular schedule. Great chairs prepare others to lead and to succeed, both in terms of success and succession. This program is designed to support that process.

"Everything is going well. We have no issues."

As we say at Better Boards. Better Communities. – you don’t have to be sick to get better. High-performing boards recognize the need for continual learning and improvement by individual board members and by the board as a whole. New perspectives and different approaches are not always apparent without sufficient exposure.

"Our Chief Executive Officer provides sufficient direction and leadership."

Excellent! You should be grateful. But you also need to realize that there is a bit of a paradox when your employee is directing the Board. You are not an advisory committee to the Chief Executive Officer. You are the employer, exercising governance as leadership on behalf of your community, however defined. Make the partnership equal – learn from outside the organization as well as from within.

"We can’t afford the cost."

The price is what Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors told us was appropriate for even small organizations. And, isn’t it odd that the Board, as the overarching leader and employer, funds the professional and staff development of employees but cannot afford to invest in itself?

What's the investment?

$397

Payment Plan & Group Pricing Available! Money-back guarantee!

 

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

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Are you ready to . . .

Undertake a step-by-step guide to higher performance and impact?

 

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

 

Master the essence of governance as leadership in six short weeks?

 

Learn specific ways to improve your board's performance and impact?

 

Enroll Now

Are you ready to . . .

Undertake a step-by-step guide to higher performance and impact?

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

Master the essence of governance as leadership in six short weeks?

Learn specific ways to improve your board’s performance and impact?

Get Access Now

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