available to a large number of participants, the main requirement being to be sitting on a BMO board of directors or about to do so. Working command of English is also a must.
it is free learning solution. Time requirements to follow the MOOC are kept to a minimum (3 hours a week) in order to make it compatible with professional commitments. The overall duration of the course is 5 weeks.
the course can be accessed on an internet platform. Registration is also made online. Each week, new content will be displayed and participants invited to interact, learn and share their experience.
the objective is for participants to improve their effectiveness in their role as BMO Board Member. The learning is chunked into 5 modules.
You are a board member...
If you have recently decided to take a new role as Board Member of a BMO; if you want to refresh your knowledge, challenge yourself and look outside the box or if you want to increase your effectiveness as BMO Board Member, join this free MOOC and explore these questions from a global and hands-on perspective!
Board Members in BMOs are the ultimate decision-makers. Critically, being on the board of a BMO means having to master a complex set of tasks and being able to take a strategic view on decisions to be taken. It also implies adopting a perspective on strategic planning, governance, income generation or membership management that is unique to these type of organizations. It is mostly on the job learning.
This MOOC is the first and only learning solution which provides an introduction to current and future Board Members on what is generally expected from them and how they can contribute to and shape the strategic direction of the organization. Through a mix of inputs (micro-lessons, readings), experience sharing (case studies, video interviews), practical tips (boardroom checklists, crowdsourcing of solutions) and interactions between peers (discussion fora), participants will gain both knowledge and practical skills to enhance their role as effective Board Members of a BMO.
The MOOC aims to:
Module 1: Business Member Organizations today and in the future.
Module 2: Governance of Business Member Organizations
Module 3: Development of Membership Strategies
Module 4: Revenue Building in Business Member Organizations
Module 5: Essentials of Strategic Planning.