Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Governance 101 for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Organizations

    • Welcome to Governance 101 for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Organizations in British Columbia

  • 2

    You're on the waitlist!

    • Welcome to the Governance 101 for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Organizations waitlist

    • Before you go...

    • Next steps

  • 3

    Unit One: Essential Legal Responsibilities for Board Members, Directors, and Officers

    • Introduction to Your Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities

    • Background Assessment

    • Statutory Standard of Care

    • Understanding Your Standard of Care

    • Statutory Standard of Care Quiz

    • Your Fiduciary Duties

    • Further Reading on Fiduciary Duty

    • Conflicts of Interest

    • Conflicts of Interest Quiz

    • Conclusion - Your First Steps

    • Additional Resource: Board of Directors Skill Matrix Template

    • Additional Resource: Further Readings

    • Additional Resource: Krista Vaartnou's Governance 101 Presentation Slides

  • 4

    Unit Two: How Board Members Contribute to the Success of an Organization

    • Introduction with Jules André-Brown

    • Essential Roles & Responsibilities for Board Members

    • Introduction to Succession Planning

    • Succession Planning

    • Further Readings: Succession Planning

    • Strategies for Holding Successful Board Meetings

    • Why Term Limits Are Important

    • What Are Term Limits?

    • Strategies for Effective Communication & Collaboration (Part I)

    • Strategies for Effective Communication & Collaboration (Part II)

    • Operational vs. Governing Boards

    • What is a Consent Agenda?

    • Strategies for Holding Successful AGMs

    • Further Readings: Successful AGMs

    • Building Relationships Between Executive Directors and Chairs

    • The Governance Crisis in BC's Cultural Sector - Why Relationships Between Directors and Staff Are Critical

    • Who is at the table? Diversity Among Board Directors and Officers: Exploratory Estimates on Family, Work and Income

    • Planning, Visioning, and Goal-Setting, Part 1

    • Planning, Visioning, and Goal-Setting, Part 2

  • 5

    Unit Three: Supporting Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Within Your Organization

    • Welcome to Unit Three!

    • A Conversation About Equity in Arts, Culture, and Heritage

    • Resources for Learning About Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    • The three-headed hydra: benefits, limitations, and opportunities in cultural governance

    • Barriers to Systems Change in Arts, Culture, and Heritage

    • Truth Telling as a Precursor to Reconciliation

    • Readings on Equity in Not-for-Profit Governance

Arts BC, the BC Museums Association, and the Squamish Arts Council would like to thank the BC Arts Council and the Vancouver Foundation for their support in developing this online course.