Rotman School of Management: Not-For-Profit Governance Fundamentals

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Rotman School of Management: Not-For-Profit Governance Fundamentals

January 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$35 – $50

It starts at the top!

Understanding good governance is essential for non-profit leaders and fundraisers – and can make or break an organization.

Join Richard C. Powers, a prominent governance expert and Associate Professor at the Rotman School of Management, as he shares critical components of good governance that can help you build a stronger board, strengthen board relationships and confidently navigate the line between board and staff responsibilities.

This governance education session will cover:

  • Governance fundamentals such as director’s roles, duties and standards of care and conflicts of Interest
  • Working versus Governance board models and the distinction between management and board roles
  • Special topics including the role of the chair and diversity and inclusion

Whether you are a senior leader at your organization or just starting out, understanding governance is a must for building your career and strengthening your organization.

Cost: $35 for members, $50 for non-members

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm


Thanks to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada and donors of the Every Member Campaign for their support of this event.

About the Presenter

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After receiving his MBA and LLB from Queen’s University, Richard C. Powers worked as a corporate lawyer for a national Canadian law firm. He later served as Corporate Counsel for Honda Canada Inc.

At the University of Toronto, Richard served as the Associate Dean of the Rotman School of Management where he was responsible for all full-time and part-time MBA programs as well as the Master of Finance Program.  It was during this time that began focusing his interests on governance-related matters.

An internationally recognized expert in both corporate and not-for-profit governance, Richard is the National Academic Director of The Directors Education Program (DEP) and the Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials Program (GEP) (in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors – ICD).  Richard also serves as the Academic Director of the CUES Governance Programs in Canada. He also teaches in Rotman’s Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs.

Richard has worked with numerous boards, associations and organizations in identifying, creating and developing best governance practices as well as assessing and achieving strategic and organizational goals.  His work has taken him to over 20 countries.

In regards to healthcare, Richard has advised and worked with the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, Ontario Hospital Association, Ontario College of Family Physicians, Health Association – Nova Scotia, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons.



January 20, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$35 – $50


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