Course Description

This course is a self-paced asynchronous course.

Learn what forms the core of board governance at your own pace through the investigation of five broad topics: board governance fundamentals, effective governance through stages, inclusive leadership in governance, unconscious bias and the board, and embedding diversity and inclusion into an organization. In order to adequately familiarize you with these topics, we have included mini-cases, state-of-the art readings, instructor-led video mini-lectures, and video clips from a few top-ranking executives in Canada with substantial experience in board governance. To ensure a more holistic approach, we have blended these components with our own structured lectures and custom course materials.

Course Outline

In this course, you will cover five modules:

  1. Board Governance Fundamentals
  2. Effective Governance through Stages
  3. Inclusive Leadership in Governance
  4. Unconscious Bias and the Board
  5. Board Embedding Diversity in Organization

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:  
  • Explain the evolution of corporate governance, how its relevance and scope has expanded and permeated into other types of organizations
  • Articulate the four life-cycle stages of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
  • Define inclusive leadership and be able to execute inclusive leadership in organizations
  • Articulate the meanings and sources of unconscious bias
  • Apply knowledge of tools and techniques to address unconscious bias on boards and in top management
  • Understand the importance of diversity in a board context and learn a model for embedding diversity in organizations


Payment Options – Individual Course Registrations:

  1. Payment in full of $850.00 plus tax (which includes deposit/materials fee)
  2. Payment is due at time of registration, unless 3rd Party funded
  3. All course materials are included in your tuition and are housed on the Brightspace Learning Management System. You will receive a follow-up email with details on accessing the Brightspace platform.

Participants in this course are eligible for a T2202 tax receipt. In order to receive a tax receipt, you must put your Social Insurance Number into the profile section of your student account. If you do not add your Social Insurance Number, you will not receive a tax receipt. T2202 tax receipts will be available for you to download from your account at the end of February of the following calendar year.

For further information on Registration, Withdrawal and Course cancellations, Transfers and Refunds please refer to Dalhousie Executive Education Policies and Procedures.

Recommended For

  • Members of corporate and not-for-profit boards
  • Those who seek to be considered for board membership
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