Impactful Board Orientation

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"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" is a saying that really applies to orienting Board members. It may seem self-evident that an effective orientation of Board members is essential to successful governance, but experience indicates that many Boards could do a much better job.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • Why Board orientation is so critical to governance effectiveness
  • Who is responsible for Board orientation
  • What an orientation process should cover
  • What materials and resources to provide Board members 
  • The role of orientation in the Board development cycle
  • Sharing experiences of poor Board orientation 

Facilitator: Jody Orr, The Chrysalis Group, has an extensive background working in and with the nonprofit sector, a Master’s degree in Sociology, and is a founding principal in a community development consulting firm. Jody worked for 17 years in the nonprofit sector and has since striking out on her own supported nonprofits, big and small, with a major emphasis on building capacity in a variety of areas, including effective governance. Jody was the lead staff person in two large social planning organizations and a major United Way, and has been a Board member and President of a variety of nonprofits. 

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Online payments only are accepted upon registration. Pay later option is not available. Contact for more information: 1-855-395-8807 or Rosemary at

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September 25th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   11:30 AM
Community Development Halton
3350 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6

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Event Fee
CDH Member $ 50.00
Non-members $ 60.00

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