Board Relationships – HousingU online module

Board RelationshipsThis 30-day module is designed to get you thinking about your own role as a board member, your interactions with your board, and your relationship with your Senior Manager.

Throughout the course we only address non-profit society frameworks. The course is not limited to housing societies, however. And, as you will see, non-profits work differently than for-profit, cooperatives, partnerships, or other types of corporations.

Topics include:

The Senior Manager | Human Resource Responsibilities | The Board as an Employer | Team Charters and Codes of Conduct | Board Responsibilities | Core Values | Values Alignment | Getting More from Meetings

What you'll learn

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • recognize the role and challenges of the “senior manager’ role in your society
  • identify ways to improve the relationships between board members and the senior manager
  • recognize common reasons for stress between the board and the senior manager
  • describe how HR roles are delegated in a non-profit society
  • recognize the reasons for a Code of Conduct
  • create or amend a board (team) charter based on co-created values
  • improve the effectiveness of board meetings
  • create a transfer of learning plan

Time commitment

You have 30 days to complete the module. At the end of the 30-day enrollment period you will be automatically unenrolled from this module.

The learning content is provided in a lesson format that allows you to progress at your own pace. The lesson includes non-graded checks for understanding. This module also includes an non-graded pre-test and a graded post-test. You’ll need to complete the non-graded pre-test in order to access the lesson.

To receive a certificate you’ll need to score 70% or more on the post-test. You can re-take the post-test as many times as needed, within your enrollment period.


This is an online course and participants must have basic computer skills and have regular access to a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome, however any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word and .pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 8 level.


Module Duration

Modules are 30 days in length, and run throughout the year, beginning on the 1st and 15th of each month. You may register for a module at any time throughout the month or year. You will receive your log-in details either on the 1st or 15th of each month, depending on which date you registered. For example, if you register any time from April 2 to 15, you will receive your log in-instructions and access to the module on April 15. If you register any time from April 16 to May 1, you will receive your log-in instructions and access to the module on May 1.

Once you receive your log-in details, you can log into HousingU at any time to start your module. You will have 30 days to complete the module from the date that you receive your log-in instructions. For example, if you received your log-in details on April 1, you will have until April 30 to complete the module. If you received your log-in details on April 15, you will have until May 15 to complete the module. After the 30-day enrollment period, you will be automatically un-enrolled from the module. If you do not complete the module within 30 days, you will have to re-register for the module.


$39 (+GST) for members $59 (+GST) for non-members

There are no bulk discounts available for this module and registration fees are not refundable.


To register, click the large green button at the top of this page: “Login to account”, or “Create an account” (if you do not yet have one). Note: We require a unique email address for each course participant as our online learning system will not accept duplicate emails. If you need further instructions, click Course registration instructions.

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