BECOME A HIGH PERFORMING BOARD
EDUCATION | EVALUATION | ENGAGEMENT
YOUR PATHWAY TO
Governance refers to the mechanisms, processes and structures used to oversee and direct an organization’s operations and activities; it defines the division of power among the board of directors and management; and is meant to achieve accountability among boards of directors, staff, management and stakeholders.
Good governance is key to ensure an organization achieves its objectives, implements its strategies and uses resources effectively. Boards have an ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organization’s actions and must uphold the interest of the organization and its stakeholders. When proper governance practices are in place and the right people are in the boardroom, Boards of Directors are able to perform at a much higher level than Boards without these components.
Developing strong governance practices that fit the organization’s specific type, size and need, is a critical step to becoming an effective and high performing board.
INVESTING IN YOUR BOARD'S PERFORMANCE WILL HELP ENSURE THE ORGANIZATION ACHIEVES ITS OBJECTIVES, IMPLEMENTS ITS STRATEGIES AND USES RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY
MRSB’s unique and comprehensive board governance assessment will help your Board evaluate its own performance, identify strengths and weaknesses, and develop a road map for improved governance.
Boards who regularly assess their performance have proven to be more successful and effective than those who do not.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Our experienced and energetic consultants deliver high-impact and engaging governance education on a variety of important topics including Board Role and Responsibilities, Legal Overview of Director’s Liability and Fiduciary Duty, Risk Management, Running Effective Meetings, Financial Literacy for Board Members and more!
Customized board training sessions are available
Here when you need advice or a second opinion, our consultants are always available by phone or email to answer questions, offer advice and provide you with effective tools and resources. Our consultants can assist your organization with policy and governance manual development, by-law revision and applications for supplementary letters patent (legal amendments to non-profit constitution, objects & purposes).
Our interdisciplinary consulting team includes financial, legal and management strategy professionals with years of experience working with and serving on boards.
WHY INVEST IN YOUR BOARD'S PERFORMANCE?
Build capacity within your organization
Avoid strategic, financial, legal or ethical missteps
Protect the organization’s reputation and that of individual directors
Ensure financial and human resources are allocated effectively
Build strong and lasting governance practices for successive leaders
Maria Sanderson, JD
Maria’s primary practice involves working with leadership teams, including boards and management, of not-for-profit organizations to develop effective, compliant and responsible governance practices. She is a member of the Law Society of PEI, serves as the PEI Chair for the Institute of Corporate Directors (Maritime Chapter), and has years of experience working with non-profit and corporate entities as a lawyer, consultant and volunteer board member.
Brenda Wedge, BBA, CPA, CGA
Principal, Senior Consultant
Brenda has over 25 years’ experience providing business advisory services and strategies to clients including evaluation services, diagnostic assessments, business plans, economic impact analysis, and funding proposals. She is a certified general accountant and has extensive experience in project management, program evaluation and leadership development.