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Manulife Board Governance Boot Camp Waterloo Region

Capacity Canada

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM (EST)

Manulife Board Governance Boot Camp Waterloo Region

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Registration Nov 14, 2016 CA$1,200.00 CA$0.00
Bursary Request & Registration
Restricted to Non-Profits in Waterloo Region with small operating budgets. Will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to a 50% maximum bursary each.
Nov 11, 2016 CA$600.00 CA$0.00

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Event Details

Capacity Canada’s governance boot camp delivers practical governance training to non-profit Boards and equips them with relevant action plans that will deliver a noticeable performance improvement in their boardrooms.

Introduction and Premise:

Capacity Canada has carefully designed a program focused on governance processes, rich inter-activity with participants and relevance of content.  Each session has been designed for:

– Ease of application to ensure maximum impact
– High interaction in a participative format
– Focus on improved Board performance
– With incredible, renowned faculty

Distinct features of Capacity Canada BootCamps:

– Limited to 25 organizations
– Both the CEO/ED and Board Chair participate
– Pre and Post BootCamp surveys determine adaptive course content
– CEO/ED and Board Chair commit to completing a project to address governance improvement
– Includes a half-day follow-up session to provide coaching on project implementation
– Manulife Excellence in Governance Award (includes a $5,000 donation to the selected charitable organization)

Program Overview:

Capacity Canada’s governance program design is intended to tackle those issues which have the greatest impact on overall board effectiveness and good governance.

Every topic is accompanied by insights into practical and relevant application through the use of a case study approach.  Sessions are supplemented with break-out discussions to tackle issues and challenges they are encountering in their organization.  This format will help participants identify solutions and improve overall board performance.

Each participant leaves the program with a plan for tackling opportunities for governance improvement.  A half-day follow-up session will occur approximately three months after the core program.  This check-up will provide the opportunity for feedback on changes implemented and further governance coaching specific to individual organizational needs.

For a full description of the program, including faculty biographies, click here.

Expert Faculty:

Capacity Canada’s BootCamp faculty are recognized as leading experts in their field, empowering boards and non-profit leaders to further social innovation. Faculty contains a mix of university researchers and governance professionals well known to the non-profit community.

Each session is led by a topic expert who combines leading-edge theory with first-hand knowledge and experience applying concepts that have direct and transformational impact on board performance.

Reinforced Learning:

Capacity Canada has partnered with Axonify to build an innovative board governance knowledge platform that is well-beyond traditional e-learning and webinars. Based on the latest in cognitive research, it combines micro-learning with adaptable knowledge-on-demand to help learners follow their own unique path and retain access to information over long periods of time. The entire experience is gamified, driving high levels of engagement and participation in the knowledge-building process.

As an added value, all BootCamp alumni will be granted access to the platform (a $399 value) upon BootCamp completion. By combining the BootCamp experience, learning platform and follow-up session, it ensures real impact to Boards and tremendous value to the organizations they serve.

Manulife Excellence in Governance Award:

A distinct feature of Capacity Canada’s BootCamp is the awarding of the Manulife Excellence in Governance Award. This award, presented at the follow-up session held three months post-BootCamp, recognizes excellence and improvement demonstrated by one BootCamp participating Board. In addition to recognition of their achievement, the selected charitable organization will receive a $5000 Donation for the board to use as they choose.


Thursday, November 17, 2016
5:30 pm – BootCamp Registration, Keynote Address & Cocktail Reception

Friday, November 18, 2016
8:30 am – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – Session 1
Noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – Session 2
4:30 pm – Cocktail Reception

Saturday, November 19, 2016
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Session 3
Noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – Session 4
4:00 pm – Conclusion

Follow-up Session – Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Discussion-based session that will provide impactful feedback to participating Boards. Participants have the opportunity to discuss their governance project and learn how other local organizations are tackling similar issues. This part of the program ensures there is practical application of the theories presented within the two-day BootCamp.


Have questions about Manulife Board Governance Boot Camp Waterloo Region? Contact Capacity Canada

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Holiday Inn Conference Centre
30 Fairway Road South
Kitchener, None N2V 2G8

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM (EST)

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