UNA Credential in Board Governance (online)

A successful board doesn't just happen. Success rest on intentional practices that keep your board focused on sound stewardship and advancing your mission. Focus like that doesn’t just appear out of thin air. That’s why UNA’s Credential in Board Governance gives you the knowledge and tools you need to improve the results and impact of your board. You could go it alone and hope that the good board governance just materializes in front of you*—or you could participate in the Credential in Board Governance and make your vision of an effective, committed, and engaged board a reality.

Course Description and Learning Objectives

Board Governance is one of nine courses in the UNA Credential Program designed to provide you with the resources you need to make an even greater impact. Nonprofit boards govern by providing high-level vision and leadership to ensure sound stewardship of organizational assets and resources. This course, delivered with a focus on interactive exercises, will give you the knowledge and tools you need to improve the results and impact of your board. This course will show you how to:

  • Create and support an active, engaged board
  • Orient and provide ongoing training to board members on their roles and responsibilities
  • Use your board to build public understanding and trust
  • Ensure your bylaws and policies and procedures align with and inform how your organization's work is done
  • Provide financial oversight and monitoring to the organization
  • Set organizational goals and assess performance
  • Successfully build a partnership between the board and the CEO (as applicable)

* Can you even imagine what that would look like?   A mist descending over a board meeting and after it lifts, everyone suddenly finding themselves on track? And for you Star Wars aficionados, maybe, with apologies to George Lucas, Obi-Wan decreeing that these are not the "activities you're looking for." (The actual quote was “These are not the droids you’re looking for,” but if you’re a true fan you would have known that already.  

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Online Classroom Training Session Part 1: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm 
Online Classroom Training session Part 2: Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm 
Consultations*: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 (rollover day Thursday, June 3, 2021) 

*Consultations provide participants an opportunity for more deeply integrating the concepts and practices covered in the program. We'll schedule each participating organization for one 45-minute consultation with our Subject Matter Expert.


UNA Member Rate: $150 for the first person/$30 for everyone else
Non-Yet-Member Rate: $300 for the first person/$60 for everyone else


Online via Zoom


April 28th, 2021 9:00 AM through April 29th, 2021 3:00 PM
Event Fee(s) - UNA Members: Please log in above to see member discount
UNA Credential Registration
First Registrant $ 300.00
Additional Registrant $ 60.00