The Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC) Get on Board Governance Education Program is designed to complement existing director education programs. The CBDC mandate includes equipping board-ready and high-potential diverse candidates with the tools to pursue board placement. This program offers two levels tailored to your management and/or board experience. Get on Board will help you hone business and leadership skills, expand your network, and learn more about operations, finance and risk management. Moreover, learn about unconscious bias and diversity in governance in our two new modules!
The maximum number of participants in each classroom is 35 to ensure a high-quality, individualized learning experience.
A 4-session 22 hour Series for individuals in management or professional roles with no board experience who are interested in joining a not-for-profit board. Individuals who have completed the Level I Series will have the opportunity to choose whether they would like the Council to make their names available to select not-for-profit organizations.
A 5-session 26 hour Series for individuals with 10+ years management/professional experience and small/medium not-for-profit board experience who are now interested in exploring large not-for-profit, public sector and small/medium private company board service.
A First-Rate Education
Develop a strong foundation on the role of boards, governance principles, and how to be an effective board member through excellent course content and materials.
Receive instruction in an intimate learning environment from top-rated, experienced board members who will provide you with hands-on individualized guidance.
Key Recruitment Tools
Acquire key tools for pursuing board positions; understanding board recruiting processes; preparing a board résumé; and developing an individual board career action plan.
Access to Recruiters
Gain the opportunity to access the prestigious executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, and for Level II session participants, have your board résumé sent directly to them.
Add to your network top business leaders from the governance community and highly skilled colleagues from a broad range of business sectors and professions.