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Non-for-Profit Compliance Programs Look at Governance through a Compliance Lens, Centennial College

This new course (GMGV 114) is designed to introduce participants to the unique characteristics and accountabilities of nonprofit organizations and the environment in which they work. The course will be offered in a blended learning format with four in-class sessions, at our Eglinton Learning Site, and the rest of the sessions will be online.

Learners will explore:

  • The History and Evolution of Non-profit Governance
  • The Regulatory/Legal Framework
  • Models of Non-profit Governance
  • Nonprofits and their Funders
  • Board Recruitment and Development
  • Managing Risk and Emergency Preparedness
  • Financial Controls
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Effective Governance in Practice

Who should take this course?
Current or prospective board members and Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations located in Ontario will benefit from the in depth exploration of the board’s role and compliance activities contained in the course.  

  • Board members will become familiar with their role and responsibilities and the nonprofit sector, its organizational structure and culture
  • Current board members will be able to fill in knowledge gaps
  • Current and prospective Executive Directors will become familiar and comfortable with the role of the board; its role and responsibilities
  • Staff entrusted with supporting the board will become knowledgeable about the unique role of the board in a nonprofit organization.

To register for the winter session (January 1 to April 19, 2016), visit