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Building a Foundation in Good Governance

Unlock your Board's potential: govern with confidence and lead with clarity

Non-members $495.00


Are you a Board member or senior leader struggling to excel in your governance role? Whether you’re new to the Board, finding it difficult to differentiate between governance and management responsibilities, or an experienced member seeking to enhance your effectiveness, our course is built for you. We understand your challenges in navigating your responsibilities and the importance of clear role distinctions.

Our training is designed to strengthen your knowledge and skills with the essential tools needed to effectively govern your organization.. You’ll gain clarity and confidence in your governance role, learn to boost your board’s efficiency and impact, and easily navigate complex governance issues. We’ll help you understand your roles and responsibilities, allowing you to lead more effectively. Ultimately, we aim to transform your board into a high-performing, impactful body that drives organizational success.

What you will learn

  • Develop a holistic view of your role and responsibilities: Understand exactly what you should be doing as a board member or leader, making your job easier and the organizational more impactful
  • Essential governance toolkit: Learn about the must-have tools for good governance, to meet your organization’s needs
  • Boosting ethical practices: Elevate your organization’s standards, ensuring you’re not just following rules, but setting a positive example to your staff and the wider sector
  • Growing confidence in your position: Feel more assured in your role, allowing you to contribute ideas and make decisions with conviction
  • Practical skills for real-world challenges: Gain skills to address strategic issues with expertise

How you will learn


Live Online




2 Weeks



Humentum’s training prioritizes learner engagement through expert-led, practical sessions. Our facilitators bring sector-specific knowledge, offering tools and insights directly applicable to your work. The course encourages collaborative learning through discussions and group activities. The program features live webinars, each about 120 minutes long, complemented by video content and discussion forums. You’ll need to log in at scheduled times for these interactive sessions. We estimate a weekly time commitment of approximately eight hours, which may vary based on your learning pace and prior experience. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough understanding of the material while allowing flexibility for different learning styles.

Our online platform is designed for ease of use and effective learning. We recommend watching our introductory video for more details on how it works.

Who should attend

  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Trustees
  • Executive/Senior Management Teams

This course is most relevant to NGOs with more than 12-15 staff, or an annual budget greater than USD 350,000.


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