“Education was defined as one of six competencies of effective boards by Chait et al. (1993), who suggested strong boards are ones that consciously create opportunities for members to learn about the institution as well as governance roles and responsibilities” (Baptista, T.M. 2009, p 152).

After being appointed to the Board of Governors, members have much to learn about the university and the role of the board. To become an effective member and make a positive contribution takes time, thought, learning and practice. The orientation program for new MacEwan board members is designed to introduce them to the board and the university, building the member’s understanding of, and identification with, the university, and clarifying the university’s expectations and the expectations of the new board member.

Read more about the Board Orientation Process