Event Description

Practical Board Tools: Using the QNET Board Governance Criteria

Feb. 29, 2012

8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

QNET Member Rate:   $189 + GST
Non-Member Rate:      $219 + GST

Location: QNET (Note: NEW address - Suite 660, 175 Hargrave St., Winnipeg)

Each board is unique. Boards that are effective share established principles including:

  • Organizational Purpose
  • Client Focus
  • Responsibilities
  • Communication
  • Accountability
The QNET Board Governance Criteria is an improvement tool designed to enable not-for-profit boards to assess their performance against a list of 21 criteria. The focus is on the effectiveness of boards, board processes, board outcomes, board governance, and other areas relevant to board work. It is not about organizational operations.
The criteria can be used with a wide range of governance models, and does not advocate one model over another, but concentrates on a best practice approach to governance. 

Two practical questionnaires are available to complement the criteria:
·          Initial Assessment of Not-for-Profit Board Practices
·          Key Questions for Boards
This session is for board chairs, board members and staff who would like to improve the effectiveness of their boards. The QNET Board Governance Criteria and the two questionnaires are available free of charge from QNET (mail@qnet.ca).


Priti Shah is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, investigator, facilitator and the owner of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting. She is widely known and highly respected for her work in the area of board governance and has personally worked with hundreds of board members from across the country. In addition to equality, diversity and harassment, Priti trains in the areas of effective communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation skills, and board development. In 2005, Priti was awarded Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Contribution to Community from Women Business Owners of Manitoba.

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