What is Board Leadership

Board Leadership Southeast Alberta is a one-day training event for board members (and potential board members) in Medicine Hat and Southeast Alberta to participate in engaging and informative workshops on various topics related to board governance.

Medicine Hat was the first community outside of Edmonton and Calgary to offer this exciting board training opportunity and is now in its third consecutive year of hosting the event in our region.

Who’s involved?

Board Leadership Southeast Alberta could not happen without the support of a strong group of committed partners. As a planning committee, these partners share resources and expertise in a collaborative effort to coordinate, develop and execute the training event. Committee members represent various non-profit organizations, boards, community networks, service groups and government entities from across the region.

Partner Organizations:

  • Shortgrass Library System
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Medicine Hat Public Library
  • Sunrise Rotary Club of Medicine Hat
  • LEARN Adult Learning Council
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Alberta
  • Community Futures Entre-Corp | Chinook
  • City of Medicine Hat
  • Alberta Culture and Tourism (Community Development Unit and Board Development Program)

Why Board Leadership?

The purpose of Board Leadership Southeast Alberta is to offer a training and networking opportunity that will set the foundation for existing and new board members to:

  • Take on their roles in the organization more confidently and efficiently
  • Feel more connected to one another, their organization, and community
  • Better understand their role on the board -- what is expected of them as members and collectively as a board of directors
  • Increase their knowledge on how boards function – how to run meetings effectively, how their organization is legislated and governed, what they are responsible for financially, and protecting themselves from risk
  • Feel more motivated to do their job and engage others to get involved
  • Provide better direction, guidance and leadership for their organizations and communities.