Government of New Brunswick

“The blend of expert content and opportunity to share and learn with the workshop facilitator and other participants was energizing and honest. I left feeling excited to serve, more confident in my ability to speak up at the board table, and very grateful to have participated.”
~ Past participant



Board membership is proving to be an excellent training ground to gain the hands-on experience required for many decision-making positions. Women can transfer and apply many skills learned from board service to their work life. Enabling them to develop their leadership potential.

The following workshops offer participants information on boards and how they function, along with practical tools such as: chairing meetings, effective decision-making techniques, conflict resolution, risk management, and finding the right board opportunity for you.

Participants have indicated the workshop is valuable regardless of board knowledge. The workshop is designed to engage women new to boards, as well as those with past experience and desire to be more effective in their current roles.



Intro to Boards for Women is for those interested in serving on boards and aims to broaden their understanding of boards and how they function; the importance of gender diversity on boards; as well as tips and tools to help find the right board for them.

Board Effectiveness for Women is for those interested in enhancing their personal effectiveness as a board member by deepening their understanding of boards, relationships, and the roles and responsibilities of members; assessing and improving board and personal performance; and exploring the benefits of gender diversity on boards including best practices to promote inclusiveness.

Workshops are offered in English and in French, and are made available through a partnership between the Women’s Equality Branch, Women in Business (New Brunswick Association of CBDC’s) and LearnSphere Canada.


Upcoming Workshops  

Duration: Each workshop is a half-day in length Fee: $40 per participant

Interested in attending a workshop? E-mail us. Participants will be contacted when interest is identified in a region.

Interested in hosting a workshop? Help bring the workshops to your community, organization or workplace by partnering with us. Contact us for details.


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