Course description

Discover the importance of boards understanding their work, with an emphasis on developing effective processes to keep the board focused while respecting the roles and responsibilities of the organization's staff. Examine these topics and investigate various board models and structures, roles of external stakeholders and board fiduciary responsibilities.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define Board Governance within the context of the non-profit sector
  • Identify the key components of effective non-profit board governance, including types of governance models and roles, responsibilities and accountability's of board members
  • Understand the importance of building and maintaining successful board and management relations 


Recommended course preparation: XNPC 20008 - Introduction to Non-profit Management

Applies towards:

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Section title
Board Governance in the Nonprofit Sector
ON - Online
Oct 07, 2024 to Nov 04, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
TXMO non-credit $429.00
Section Notes

•   This is an online, asynchronous course; it is not an independent study course. There are set due dates for graded and non-graded assessments and students are required to actively participate throughout the course via discussion and other activities. 

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

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•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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