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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

Level I - Aspiring Directors

For individuals in management or professional roles with no board experience who are interested in joining a not-for-profit board.

Level II - Experienced Directors

For individuals with 10+ years management/professional experience and not-for-profit board service who are interested in exploring large not-for-profit, public sector and small/medium private company board service.

What are the series goals and learning objectives?

Level I

The goals of the Level I are to:
  • Begin to build your knowledge of not-for-profit governance including the roles and functions of a board and key responsibilities
  • Familiarize you with how not-for-profit boards identify and recruit candidates
  • Assist you in the development of your Personal Action Plan and Board Résumé
At the end of the Level I, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of not-for-profit governance including the roles and functions of a board and key responsibilities
  • Use your Personal Action Plan and Board Résumé to guide you in identifying board opportunities and interviews with not-for-profit board executives and directors
  • Identify the gaps in your management and professional experience as well as in your board network that must be addressed to satisfy your director goal(s)
  • Join an exclusive cross-industry alumni network of over 900 graduates and be connected to CBDC's 56 Founding and Corporate members
  • Receive a complimentary, lifelong individual membership to Women's Executive Network (WXN) the sister company to CBDC

Level II

The goals of the Level II are to:
  • Begin to build your knowledge of public sector governance and small/medium for-profit governance including an in-depth review of the key responsibilities of directors and board operations
  • Familiarize you with how provincial/federal public sector boards and small/medium private company boards identify and recruit candidates
  • Assist you in the development of your Personal Action Plan and Board Résumé
  • Be prepared to lead the boardrooms of tomorrow through real life case studies
At the end of the Level II, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of corporate board governance including the roles and functions of a board and key responsibilities
  • Use your Personal Action Plan and Board Résumé to guide you in identifying board opportunities and interviews with corporate board executives and directors
  • Identify the gaps in your management and professional experience as well as in your board network that must be addressed to satisfy your director goal(s)
  • Join an exclusive cross-industry alumni network of over 900 graduates and be connected to CBDC's 56 Founding and Corporate members
  • Receive a complimentary, lifelong individual membership to Women's Executive Network (WXN) the sister company to CBDC

What is the application process?

  • Enter your contact information in the relevant fields.
  • Select the Series you feel is most appropriate to your level of board experience (Level I or Level II), in the location of your choice (Toronto, Calgary, Montréal or Vancouver).
  • Complete the remainder of the application. Click "Submit Application"; when you are finished.
  • We will review your application, and contact you if we have any questions.
  • Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you via email to confirm your registration, and send you a link to process your payment.
  • Payment must be received within 15 days following confirmation of your registration.
  • If you apply within 30 days of the Series start date, payment is due within 10 business days of confirmation of registration. Payment must be received a minimum of five business days prior to the Series start date.

Program Pricing

Level Non-Members Corporate and Founding Members Not-for-Profit and/or Public Sector Employee/Director
Level I $1,745.00 plus applicable taxes $1,245.00 plus applicable taxes $1,745.00 plus applicable taxes
Level II $7,995.00 plus applicable taxes $5,995.00 plus applicable taxes $4,695.00 plus applicable taxes

There is a $95 application fee for Level I and a $250 application fee for Level II. To see if you are eligible for Founding and Corporate Member Pricing, click here

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing to rsvp@boarddiversity.ca no later than 20 days before the start date of the Series subject to an administrative fee of $150 (plus applicable taxes). No refunds will be provided for cancellations received less than 10 days before the start date of the course. Non-attendance will incur the full course fee. Should the CBDC need to cancel or postpone a Series, applicants will be issued a full refund.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

“I’ve participated in several governance training programs in the past, but none compare to the ‘Get on Board Program.’ The information is tailored to the participants and class sizes are small allowing for plenty of discussion. I was able to take a good portion of the best practices information back to our Board of Directors.”

Terry Geib
Vice-Chair, Calgary Co-operative

"Diversity in Canada’s boardrooms is critical to enhancing corporate innovation and fostering a resilient economy. CBDC’s “Get on Board” Program makes an outstanding contribution to developing a pipeline of board ready candidates. The Intermediate program was an excellent opportunity to connect with a diverse cohort of directors committed to strengthening their governance skills and knowledge."

Christie Stephenson
Manager, ESG Evaluations & Research