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Young Leaders on Board Program 2.0

What is the Young Leaders on Board Program 2.0?

The purpose of the Program is to enable young adults, aged 20-35, to serve on boards of directors of nonprofit organizations as INTERNS. The program provides both this experiential component as well as monthly, online training sessions via webinar.

What is a Board of Directors?

A board of directors is a group of volunteers who have been elected to govern an organization. Boards usually focus on the “big picture” and long term issues, while staff focus on day-to-day issues. All boards make decisions around policy, finances, goals and the overall direction of the organization.

What are the benefits of participating in the Program?

  • Gain networking experiences
  • Acquire new skills
  • Influence how decisions are made and make a difference
  • Gain knowledge on a wide variety of topics in a fun learning environment
  • Meet other young people interested in leadership

How much time does it take?

The time requirements vary from agency to agency. Most boards meet once a month for approximately 2 hours. After the initial interviews, there will be a one day orientation for Young Leaders on Board participants. Subsequent months will require a commitment of 6 hours to attend both the board meeting and the monthly training session.

What kind of training is provided?

The following topics may be covered during the training sessions:
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Role of the Board
  • Board Models
  • Leadership Styles
  • Meeting Management
  • Legal Issues
  • Financial Statements
  • Policy Development
  • Community Relations

What do I have to do to get accepted into the Program?


YLOB 2.0 is currently in session. Applications for the 2017-2018 session will be made available in September 2017. 

Linda Dupuis
Community Initiatives Manager
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts
957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Unit 201 Sudbury ON P3C 5S5
Phone: 705-560-3330 ext. 222
Fax: 705-560-3337
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If successful, you will be contacted for a telephone interview.


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