Workshop: Governance 101 for Board Members

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 membership@mano-ramo.ca. Loca­tion infor­ma­tion and remote access instruc­tions will be giv­en to those reg­is­tered clos­er to the date.

Instructor’s Bio:
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).