Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs
Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

OASIS Governance Webinar Series

The Board:  A Winning Team
A Four Part Training Series

OASIS, in partnership with the Provincial Network, is pleased to announce a new professional development webinar series, The Board: A Winning Team™. This four part workshop webinar series will focus on developing a high-performance board of directors, how to have productive and enjoyable meetings and the unique, challenging and rewarding role of the Board Chairperson.

Through an exclusive partnership with Gay Douglas and Associates and Big Bay Publishing, the webinar series is based on three comprehensive, time-tested books written in Canada for the Canadian not-for-profit sector:  The Board: A Winning Team™, Call to Order™, and the Art of Chairing™. Written in a clear, easy-to-read style, thousands of not-for-profit organizations have benefited from these publications.

The series is facilitated by Gay Douglas, a Niagara-based board governance consultant with more than 25 years of experience as a volunteer serving on boards and as an Executive Director reporting to boards. Her practical, hands-on knowledge of how effective boards work will provide you with handy tips, tools and techniques you can apply in your organization. Her energetic facilitation style will keep the sessions lively and interactive.

Who should attend?

This series is suitable for board members, Executive Directors, and those considering joining a board. You may choose to attend the entire series of 4 or choose the session(s) you and your organization need the most.

A Four Part Training Series

Workshop Session 1 | Board Basics: Developing a High Performing Team
Topics to be explored within this session are Board roles, responsibilities, authorities, succession, board evaluation, and the Board-Staff relationship
Wednesday, January 27th 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Workshop Session 2 | Choosing & Designing Your Board’s Governance Style
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about three key board styles, policies to support each style, tips for implementation
Wednesday, February 17th 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Workshop Session 3 | Call to Order™: Strategies and Tools for Productive Board Meetings
The strategies that will be shared during the session include all about quorum, agendas, motions, minutes, elections and effective meetings
Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Workshop Session 4 | The Art of Chairing™: Leading for Results
Workshop participants will leave this session with a clear understanding of Chair roles, responsibilities, competencies, opportunities and challenges of the chief volunteer leader both inside and outside the boardroom
Wednesday, April 27th 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

In Person Bonus Session | A delicate balance: How Board members and Executive Directors can support each other for strong, effective leadership
To be held at the OASIS conference in May, TBD

Registration Information

All sessions will be facilitated through an interactive webinar.
To register, please email matthew.beck@edelman.com and provide the following:
– Name(s) of everyone who will be participating from your agency
– Name of Agency
– Mailing Address
– Dates of sessions you wish to attend

Log in detailed will be sent out to participants one week prior to each session.
Cost: The sessions are free for Adult Developmental Transfer Payment Agencies who have registered through OASIS.
Books: Agencies who register will receive a set of three books:  The Board – A Winning Team™, Call to Order™ and the Art of Chairing™. One set of
books will be provided to each agency registered.  Space is limited to 100 spots per session.