April 23, 2014 · 4:30 PM
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Welcome to the Youth on Boards Project!
This first level of training will introduce youth (ages 19-35) and first time board members to the world of board governance! This is an opportunity to gain a stronger understanding and appreciation of what being a board member will look like. We will be sharing knowledge about:
How to engage with a board as a new director
Board Type Continuum
Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities
Strategic Planning and Board Development
How to choose the best board for you!
This workshop is one component of being involved in the Youth on Boards Project. Overall, the Youth on Boards Project will take you through a conversational learning process about the general roles and responsibilities of board members. We will also work with you to uncover where your passions are, and what board would be a good fit for your interests, goals, and skills. Once we have oriented you to board work, we will support you to help find a board position!
About the Facilitator
The session will be led by Julia-Anne Morris, Manager of Youth Programs at Volunteer Victoria and Youth On Boards Project lead.
Julia-Anne joined Volunteer Victoria in June 2012 managing our Youth Programs. She has a Bachelor’s of Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria, where her practicum experience focused on engaging youth through meaningful relationships and family counselling. She has many years experience volunteering in the community, including as a Board Member for the United Way of Greater Victoria and programmer and facilitator for Restorative Justice Victoria. Julia-Anne’s passion for volunteering and working with youth are what drew her to this position. When she is not at work, Julia-Anne can be found cooking, drinking tea, or walking with her family along the gorgeous beaches of Victoria!
About the Venue:
This workshop will be held at Volunteer Victoria in our learning centre. Hearty snacks and beverages will be provided. Parking is most easily found at the City Parkades (Yates or View st.). The Bay Centre parkade is also across the street.