BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNPA-228 - Leading and Managing Corporate Boards - 3.00 Credits

FNPA-228 - Leading and Managing Corporate Boards - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Although a board may have broadly defined legal duties, its role in evaluating management, providing strategic oversight, and dealing with the complexity of today's regulatory environment has never been more tested-or more critically dependent on effective leadership. Boards strive to promote sound governance and effective leadership while facing many issues including financial resilience, corporate strategy, executive compensation, and regulatory compliance. This course examines board structure, roles and responsibilities within the context of how to effectively lead the organization through periods of adversity and opportunity. The course identifies tools to help boards harness the considerable talents of board members to create a cohesive and forward-thinking unit.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Prerequisites : MATH 050, or COMM 12 or MATH 11, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • describe the general roles and responsibilities of corporate boards;
  • compare and contrast corporate boards with not-for-profit and other types of boards;
  • identify and clarify the ways in which corporate boards may be composed;
  • describe the ways in which a corporate board may be structured;
  • describe the elements and dynamics of board governance;
  • list and discuss the financial roles and responsibilities of a corporate board;
  • clarify and explore the legal responsibilities of a corporate board, including risk management;
  • discuss the importance of leadership to board Organizational Development (OD), change, and succession planning;
  • find and utilize best cases in corporate board management and evaluation; and
  • define ways in which members of corporate boards develop professional skills through training and education.
  • Text and Materials: Assorted - Referenced in the Course Pack by article, etc. Course Pack. Current Edition. Merritt. NVIT

    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information please visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 31, 2012.