Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) (www.nald.ca/clo) is delighted to present our online, self-study training model on effective board governance practices for Literacy and Basic Skills agencies and other non-profit Employment Ontario delivery agencies.
This online training module was funded by the Employment Ontario Network Development Fund. We are grateful for their support.
The topic of board governance is timely as organizations continue to be held to high standards expected by clients, the community, funders and other stakeholders. In an era where public trust of corporations is low, accountability to stakeholders is particularly important. The Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (www.literacy.ca) addressed the topic of effective board governance in the July 2009 edition of its Literacy Express newsletter. It defined good governance, at a very basic level, as meaning ...
the organization is effective: realistic outcomes are set and achieved, resources are the right ones and well managed, and the interests of stakeholders are reflected in key decisions. Good governance is not only about being effective; it is how that effectiveness is achieved.