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How to Succeed as a Non-Profit Board Director

The Conference Board of Canada, March 21, 2018
Recorded Webinar
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Many professionals want to serve on non-profit boards to develop their leadership skills, to give back to the community in which they live and work, and to use as a springboard to sit on for-profit boards. While personally and professionally rewarding, serving on a non-profit board involves a serious commitment of time and talent. To be successful as a board director, you need to know the principles of non-profit governance, the role of the board, the responsibilities of board directors and how an effective board operates.

Join us for this 60-minute session as lawyer Josephine Victoria Yam walks us through the fundamentals on how to succeed as a non-profit board director.

Webinar Highlights

Ms. Yam, CEO & Co-Founder of B3 Canada, will share the lessons she learned at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on non-profit leadership combined with the insights she gained from her significant governance experience working in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors in Canada and internationally. She will highlight some case studies to illustrate important governance concepts through actual non-profit board dilemmas as they show up in real life.

The webinar will address:

  • Principles of non-profit governance, including the 3 mental maps of governance and the 3 models of board decision-making
  • Ten responsibilities of a board
  • Five responsibilities of board directors
  • Three features of high-performing boards
  • Five questions to ask before joining a non-profit board

About Josephine

Photo of Josephine YamJosephine is a highly accomplished lawyer with significant years of professional legal, policy, leadership and entrepreneurial experiences in the private, public and non-profit sectors in Canada and internationally. She has been admitted to practice law in New York (USA), Alberta (Canada), Ontario (Canada) and the Philippines.

As a lawyer-entrepreneur, Josephine is CEO & Co-Founder of B3 Canada, the first mission-driven organization in Canada dedicated to building breakthrough boards through innovative business-non-profit board matching and training programs.

Josephine recently graduated from Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders. She also completed her Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of Calgary. Complementing her advanced education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto, Josephine is completing the University of British Columbia (UBC) Award of Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion. She is currently a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and the Canadian Bar Association.

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