Best Practices for Board Governance
A workshop for board chairs and co-chairs with Jerry Smith
December 10, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Bento Miso, 862 Richmond Street West, Toronto
or by video conference for remote participants
Free for MANO/RAMO and NIMAC member organizations
This workshop on governance practices is offered to build capacity for board chairs and co-chairs of non-profit media arts organizations. The roles and responsibilities of boards of directors in media arts organizations are a crucial component to ensuring transparency and support within the sector.
In this workshop volunteer board members (the focus will be on board executives) will be provided with information on development and recruitment, succession planning, strategic planning, leadership within volunteer boards, representing memberships, and working with staff.
This 3‑hour class will be offered in person in Toronto and by video/teleconference for those unable to attend in person.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Location information and remote access instructions will be given to those registered closer to the date.
For thirty years, Jerry Smith was active inside Humber College and beyond; in addition to his faculty position as Professor, Jerry established programs at all levels in the education system, including creative drama programs at the high school level, the professional theatre training program at Humber College, and the college’s post-graduate diploma certificate program in Arts Administration/Cultural Management.
As a consultant, Jerry Smith has worked with Young Associates for over a decade, collaborating on a wide range of contracts and projects, partnering on original organizational development work for the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, CARFAC Ontario and ARCCO (Artist Run Centres and Collectives Ontario). As a free lance, Jerry has carried out feasibility studies and program reviews, facilitated numerous community and public consultations, as well as delivered a series of workshops in the areas of Board Development and Leadership, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Fundraising and Sponsorship.
Jerry’s experience includes a wide range of work on boards of directors on the local, provincial and national stage, and was selected as a Volunteer of the Year for the City of Toronto. Recently, Jerry was selected as a Cultural Champion for the City of Toronto. Jerry is currently the President of Arts Consultants Canada (ACCA).