Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No admission requirements, no application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature


In this short online micro-credential, learners will explore what a board is and why we have them, as well as the different duties, roles, and responsibilities of boards. Learners will learn about the relationship between the board and chief executive and distinguish when a committee should be formed or when to use a task force. Lastly, learners will explore the board's role in fund development and be able to communicate leading effective board practices.

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain what a board is and why we have them

  • List the three duties, four roles, and ten responsibilities of boards

  • Clarify the relationship between the board and the chief executive

  • Distinguish when to create a committee and when to use a task force

  • Describe the board's role in fund development

  • Communicate leading effective board practices

  • Develop strategies and solutions to build boards that work using a variety of case scenarios


    1. Land Acknowledgement

    2. Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEA) Statement

    3. Introduction from Sault College's eLearning Department

    4. Before we begin...

    5. What is asynchronous online self-directed learning?

    6. Learner Resources and Supports

    7. Technology Requirements

    8. Privacy and Accessibility Policies

    9. Navigation

    10. Learner Introductions

    11. Discussion Forum: Learner Engagement

    12. Technical Discussion Forum

    13. Frequently Asked Questions

    14. Help & Contact Information

    1. Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    2. Micro-credential Overview

    3. Learning Outcomes & Goals

    4. Modes of Learning

    1. Introduction to Building Boards that Work

    2. Discussion: Reflection

    1. Lesson 1: Learning About Boards

    1. Lesson 2: Duties, Roles, and Responsibilities of Boards

    2. Discussion: Duties, Roles, and Responsibilities

    1. Lesson 3: Board/Staff Partnership

    2. Scenario-Based Learning: Staff and Board Concerns

About this course

  • $99.00