HousingU Pathway: Leadership
Board Governance

Building Board Relationships | 2024

Self-Directed Module

Dive deeper into your role as a board member, your interactions with your board, and your relationship with your senior manager. Participants will be able to identify ways to improve the relationships between board members and the senior manager, understand the need for a Code of Conduct, create or amend a board/team charter based on co-created values, and improve the effectiveness of board meetings. This course only addresses non-profit society frameworks, but is not limited to housing societies.



Self-Directed Module


$62 (+GST)

Member Cost:

$41 (+GST)

Registration Start/End Date:

Registration is open! Note: HousingU course registration is single-user only. Refer to the Registration Details section below before registering.


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:

  • understand the importance of healthy board relationships
  • reflect on your and your board’s values and values alignment within the organization
  • identify the role of the senior manager and that of the board and where the two roles may intersect
  • appreciate the board’s accountability for HR and health & safety matters
  • know what it takes to run effective meetings
  • create a transfer of learning plan

Once you have completed this module you can go on to learn more about board governance in our other self-serve modules.

This module is one of 4 modules which comprise the 12-week facilitated online Board Governance course curriculum, which has been developed in partnership with BC Housing.

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, interactive and self-reflective activities. 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 continuously throughout the year. You may register for the course at any time during the month or year. You will receive your log-in details upon registration from learn@bcnpha.ca.

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 registered on July 10, you will have until August 10 to complete. 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.

I found the Board Relationships module super relevant to my work, in particular the Senior Manager’s role and Board’s HR responsibilities.

Registration Details

To register, click on the button above to login to our secure Registration site.

Note: All HousingU courses are single-user registration only as our learning management system requires a unique email address for each participant. This means that you will not be able to enroll another person(s) on your behalf as each participant is required to set up their own BCNPHA account, register individually and use their own email in order to receive their unique login details and course access.

Participants are welcome to either pay upfront or select “Pay Later” upon registration checkout and then forward the receipt/invoice to the appropriate party for reimbursement, if applicable. 

For step-by-step registration instructions (PDF) and/or cancellation policy, check out the Course Registration Information page.

Module registration fees are non-refundable.

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