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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 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 10 days following confirmation of your registration.

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

Promotions

Alumni Advantage for Level II: We want to help continue your learning pathway at Get on Board! Simply indicate you are an alumni in the corresponding field within the application form and receive the cost of Level I (Corporate and Founding Member Price) off of your registration for Level II!

Refer a Friend: If you refer a friend to attend the program, you and the friend will both receive corporate and founding member pricing. To qualify participants must register within 5 days of each other. To enter, please include referral information on the application in the box indicated.

Offers cannot be combined.

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

"The "Get on Board" Education Advanced Program I participated in was excellent. In a very short period of time, a variety of experts were able to provide a wealth of information that was both timely and relevant. The structure of the program was very interactive and allowed participants to network with each other and with the presenters, directors and executive search firms. I would definitely recommend this program for individuals who are seriously considering board service.”

Marie Campagna
Vice President of Finance Accucaps Industries Ltd.

"The Get on Board program speakers and facilitators are extremely knowledgeable with valuable experiences to share with participants. It has been an extremely interesting learning experience and continues to feed desire to learn more about Board Governance. I have already been able to take some of the best practices back to my board, which were accepted and are being implemented."

Lucy Coschignano
Vice President and National Manager, Service Excellence, Aon Canada