Board Basics Workshop

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Board Basics Workshop

Board Basics provide each Board member with the basic tools to serve on their housing co-operative Board of Directors.

By Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Feb 27, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST



About this event

The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the business of the co-op. It sounds simple, but a co-op’s success or failure as a business and as a community depends on a competent board. Good directors are the cornerstone of good governance.

This 2.5-hour comprehensive workshop is ideal for both seasoned members of the Board and those considering Board service. Guided by best practices of principled leadership, participants will learn everything they need to know to immediately make a valuable contribution as a Board member.

When you complete this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Board’s function and responsibilities;
  • Clarify the difference between governance and management and identify the 5-Core Management Standard;
  • Explain the distinct roles of the Board, members and staff;
  • Identify the Board’s accountability and legal obligations with emphasis on the Co-operatives Act and the co-op’s governing documents;
  • Outline the components of risk management; and
  • List the key elements of successful and productive Board meetings

Online Event:

  • This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom.
  • You can join the online workshop via a computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Please join the workshop at least 15 minutes before the start so that any technical issues can be resolved.
  • You can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Centre. We recommend that you download the application before the meeting.
  • If you have any questions about attending the on-line workshop, please email
  • The Zoom application is very easy to use. However, we have provided you with a few videos below for those of you that are new to the software.


Facilitators: Darlene Germin

Location: Online Event

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $65 per member to a max of $250 per co-op.

Payment: NACHA will invoice your co-op following the event

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021 (Noon)

Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation of registration via email shortly after registering with a link to the event. 

COVID-19: Please ensure that you adhere to the restrictions put in place by Alberta Health Services.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that schedules can change and despite a registrant’s best intentions, they may not be able to attend an event they registered for. If a registrant is unable to attend, an alternate from the registrant’s housing co-operative is welcome to attend in their place. Please notify NACHA as soon as possible at

If a substitute cannot be found:

  • You will not be charged a Cancellation Fee if you notify NACHA via email @ BEFORE the registration deadline.
  • If you cancel AFTER the registration deadline, your co-op will be invoiced a cancellation fee (25% of the cost of the registration fee).
  • Subject to 1. and 2. above, if the registrant is a ‘NO-SHOW, the registrant will be invoiced the full cost of the registration fee.

NACHA reserves the right to cancel or postpone workshops due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. In the event of a cancellation, we will notify you via the email address you provided during the registration.

About the organizer

NACHA provides on going support and educational services to its member housing co-operatives in and around the Edmonton area.