Board Refocus: Transitioning From A Working Board To A Governance Board

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Board Refocus: Transitioning From A Working Board To A Governance Board

For many organizations, this is one of the most challenging times -- yet it can be full of growth opportunities

By Hosted by Volunteer Victoria

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Tue, May 9, 2023 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT



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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Board Refocus: Transitioning From A Working Board To A Governance Board

”Many Boards of charitable organizations are working boards. However, if the board only addresses projects that repeat year after year, then the function of the board is more like being a volunteer staff.... Governing is where the strategic thought process lives. 2” (2 From Capacity Canada)

This transition is one of the toughest areas of growth that many organizations face.

Join us in this 2 hour interactive remote ZOOM session where we will look at the difference between a working Board and a governing board and how to move forward from one to the other as effectively as possible.

Learning objectives include:

● Knowing the characteristics of both board types

● Understanding why some Board members may resist

● Tips on how to keep the board satisfied and engaged


Frank Atnikov. Small organizations don’t have it easy. Between juggling stakeholders and clients and chasing reports you can sometimes lose sight of your larger goals. As the founder of Frank Growth Solutions, Frank Atnikov helps bridge the gap between social good and business best practice.

An experienced facilitator, coach and consultant, Frank’s no-nonsense style brings fresh eyes to what’s holding you back. He works with organizations to design functional strategic plans and sustainable strategies to help them grow. His collaborative approach and practical workshops have helped dozens of small businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurs overcome their unique hurdles and flourish.

About the organizer

Volunteer Victoria raises new generations of volunteers; provides training and expertise to volunteer-led organizations and projects; and creates opportunities that do not exist anywhere else. As the ONLY volunteer centre serving all of Greater Victoria we invest in volunteerism – so that volunteers can help shape the people, places, and projects that inspire us all!


$36 – $39