[Sust-mar] Two events/items for inclusion on Sust-Mar

Amber Germain ambergermain at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 29 13:10:09 EDT 2009

Workshop: Foundations of Board Governance       

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
9 am – 4 pm
Office of Boyne Clarke Barristers and Solicitors, Dartmouth, NS
Effective board governance rarely happens by accident - it is generally the result of proactive and intentional efforts to build capacity and enhance performance.  This workshop provides an overview of the key elements of a strong board, and introduces a framework and tools for participants to assess their own board strengths and areas for improvement.  A participatory approach facilitates knowledge-sharing, and a workbook is provided.  
The objective of this workshop is to equip participants to be able to help their own boards take an intentional approach to effective governance.
The workshop is facilitated by Bruce Smith, an organizational consultant, mediator and facilitator based in Liverpool, NS.  Bruce works with not-for-profit boards on all aspects of governance, including board-executive relations, monitoring and evaluating performance, and strategic planning.  He works with traditional boards, as well as those that use Policy (Carver) Governance, and has provided support for boards of development NGOs in Ghana and Honduras.
Early Bird Rate: $75.00 (Deadline October 14th, 2009)
Regular: $100.00 (after October 14th, 2009)
Space will be limited and registration will be conducted on a first come first serve basis. A maximum of 4 participants per organization will be accepted to participate. A savings will be offered to those organizations wishing to register more than one representative.
For more information or for registration, please contact Amber Germain at ambergermain at hotmail.com or 902.225.9129
Lunch, morning coffee and comprehensive workshop manual are included in the registration fee.
Presented by:
The Nova Scotia-Gambia Association & BLSmith Groupwork Inc.
Assist to Sell Program Info
Do you have items of value in your home which might be converted to a cash donation to assist African development projects?  The Nova Scotia Gambia Association is Piloting an “Assist to Sell Program” to raise funds for their various projects. There is a Project Coordinator who  can assist with internet advertising, direct selling on your  behalf of smaller items, researching and deciding on  resale value with you. Other supports may be available as resources allow.  Please contact Bertilla Sampson at 431-7130 or Brodicity at hotmail.com.
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