Young Leaders on Board 2.0
What is Young Leaders on Board 2.0?
The purpose of the program is to enable young adults, aged 20-35, to serve on boards of directors of nonprofit organizations as INTERNS. The program provides both this experiential component as well as monthly, online training sessions via webinar.
What is a Board of Directors?
A board of directors is a group of volunteers who have been elected to govern an organization. Boards usually focus on the “big picture” and long term issues, while staff focus on day-to-day issues. All boards make decisions around policy, finances, goals and the overall direction of the organization.
What are the benefits of participating in the Program?
- Gain networking experiences
- Acquire new skills
- Influence how decisions are made and make a difference
- Gain knowledge on a wide variety of topics in a fun learning environment
- Meet other young people interested in leadership
How much time does it take?
The time requirements vary from agency to agency. Most boards meet once a month for approximately 2 hours. After the initial interviews, there will be a one day orientation for Young Leaders on Board participants. Subsequent months will require a commitment of 6 hours to attend both the board meeting and the monthly training session.
What kind of training is provided?
The following topics may be covered during the training sessions:
- Conflict of Interest
- Role of the Board
- Board Models
- Leadership Styles
- Meeting Management
- Legal Issues
- Financial Statements
- Policy Development
- Community Relations
What do I have to do to get accepted into the Program?
The application deadline for the 2016-2017 session has now passed.
Applications for the 2017-2018 session will be available summer 2017.
Community Initiatives Manager
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts
957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Unit 201 Sudbury ON P3C 5S5
Phone: 705-560-3330 ext. 222
If successful, you will be contacted for a telephone interview.