Online Governance Training, Webinars, and more

Acquire new skills and gain knowledge on effective leadership for modern governance through our online, self-paced, accessible training by leading subject matter specialists.

Important Notice

Please note that onBoard Canada’s learning management system is currently under construction during a transition period from October 31, 2019 - Winter 2020, inclusively, while we transition to a new e-learning platform. Be sure to sign up to our mailing list for updates on the new release of the online courses. Thank you!

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How do we ensure you gain the knowledge and skills to be successful?

Our courses are developed with leading subject matter specialists and in consultation with experienced board leaders. Case studies are drawn from contemporary organizational boardrooms. 

Board essentials is a great course to understand how a non-profit organization functions and how the board provides the necessary directions & leadership.
- May 2017

This is by far the most relevant program I've ever taken in the field of board governance.
- September 2017

Described in plain language the dimensions of diversity and inclusion and its importance in effective board governance.
- June 2018

The self-paced online classroom technology was flexible and convenient, easy to use, and supports the learning experience.
- January 2016

Online Courses

Board Governance Fundamentals

This course series provides directors with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to a board. It covers foundational areas of board governance including Board Essentials, Legal Roles and Responsibilities, Finance Fundamentals, Commitment to Diversity, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, and Resource Development.

Fee: $250
Hours: 10-12

Effective Governance through the Stages

This course series focuses on the specific needs of boards through different stages of organizational development. This course addresses six key themes in board governance: Board Recruitment, Diverse Perspectives, Chair-CEO Relations, Board Engagement, Overseeing Financial Risk, and Reputational Risk.

Fee: $250
Hours: 6-8

Inclusive Leadership in Governance

Developed in collaboration with the Alliance for Healthy Communities, this course focuses on strengthening the capacity of community-centred primary health care organization boards in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Each online module includes practical tools and resources including a common evidence-based Inclusive Leadership in Governance Framework.

Fee: $200
Hours: 2-3

Embedding Diversity & Inclusion into an Organization

This course is designed for public and not-for-profit organizations seeking to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their governing boards. This course is included in the board matching package for boards and provided to all learners who purchase any of the onBoard Canada courses.

Fee: Included with other course purchases
Hours: 2

Unconscious Bias and the Board

This course demonstrates the impacts of unconscious bias, provides strategies to recognize bias in individuals and leadership group settings, and provides best practices to create and sustain an inclusive board and organizational culture.

Fee: $250
Hours: 2-3

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