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Board Basics Online

Board Basics is an in-depth, interactive course that perfectly complements traditional board training workshops. You will watch videos, hear audio tips from the “Vista” board members and get instant feedback through self-checks.

Try the Board Basics Online Demo to begin your adventure in online learning!

What will I learn?

Board Basics is an in-depth, interactive course that perfectly complements traditional board training workshops. You will watch videos, hear audio tips from “Vista” board members and get instant feedback through self-checks.

The success of any housing co‑op depends on an effective board of directors. Board Basics gives you the knowledge you need to become an effective board member. Along with the board members of “Vista Co‑op,” you’ll learn:

  • the difference between governance and management
  • the Core Management Standards
  • the board’s accountability and legal obligations
  • the key elements of a good board meeting
  • how to govern effectively, and
  • the legal basics of being a director.

Whether you are thinking of running for your co‑op’s board, are a new director or just want a refresher, Board Basics gives you valuable insight into of one of the most important jobs in a housing co‑op.

Want to share this information with your board or members? Try our easy-to-print flyer about Board Basics Online, available here.

How long will it take?

You can expect it to take about five to seven hours to complete the course. You don’t have to do it all at once. You can learn on your own time, at your own pace. And you have access to the course for three months from the date of registration.

How much does it cost?

$50* per participant (CHF Canada members only)

Bulk rates

  • Five or more registrations: 10% discount
  • Ten or more registrations: 15% discount

Please note, the bulk-purchase discount is for one-time purchases; you cannot receive the discount for past orders.

*Prices do not include applicable taxes. Tax rates (either GST or HST) are determined by the location of the user.

How do I register?