Board of Directors Support

Start Me Up!

1/2 day

In Person


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You and your team have an idea that you think can be developed and grow into a valuable enterprise. You appreciate that good governance is part of building a successful and sustainable organization, but where do you start?

  • Why have a board?
  • How do I understand all the practical parts—how many people, what backgrounds, how often to meet, how to compensate people for their time.

In this half day session, you’ll learn how Boards provide “HIFO”: including Hindsight, but more importantly, value adding Insight, Foresight, and Oversight. This session, customizable for particular situations, is designed for individuals and teams that involved with start-up or early-stage situations and are looking for practical, take-home ideas and tools.

Brian Hayward is an active Director and veteran of over 500 board meetings—including public companies, family businesses, Crowns, early-stage enterprises, and not-for-profits—and past Chair of the Manitoba Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He recently published the award winning, critically acclaimed book: The Great Chair, “A Window on Effective Board Leadership”, bringing to life insights gained from 500+ board meetings. Learn more at or

Cost: $5000 for the half-day session, for a maximum of 15 people. Participants will also receive a complimentary copy of Brian’s book, “The Great Chair”.

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