Do any of these feel familiar?

You and your nonprofit Board & Executives are not alone.

These people are sharing just a few reasons for seeking Nonprofit Board Training: what are yours? Watch our short video, read on, contact us, or click on the Curriculum button above for more info. On Mobile? Our Free CCG Course App is launched! Stay tuned for access below, or simply contact us for the link.
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The Governance Knowledge Gap

One of the greatest risks nonprofits face? The Gap between what Boards & Executives need to know and ineffective, outdated, misaligned (or absent!)   governance training. We can show you how to fill this gap effectively, at low cost, and Make a Bigger Difference for the People & Causes You Care About (c).

Weak, outdated, misaligned, and poorly client-focused board training is guaranteed to get any nonprofit or charity into trouble, sooner than later.  Board member - new or experienced, CEO or ED, EA or Admin Assistant... it's a challenge to obtain or keep up with essential training for non-profit board members.   

The Gap is widened when those around the Board table don't understand each other's roles & responsibilities. 

Doing nothing about The Gap contributes to poor and/or difficult decision-making, increased risk, weak governance-operations relationships, high turnover, undue stress on leaders and support staff and, most concerning... it impacts Client outcomes.    It doesn't have to be this way.

Gone are the days of nonprofits having the resources to send everyone away to an Essentials Board Education course (and ideally the same course!).  The Client Centered Governance (R) Essentials Certificate nonprofit board course is the solution. We guarantee it.

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What do our Clients say?

Latest Evaluation Stats: 100% of our Online Clients would recommend the Client Centered Governance ® Essentials Certificate Course.

University Child Care Agency

T. Mills

I would recommend Client Centered Governance to any organization that would like to update or even become better informed on Board Governance. I have worked with Gisele and her team over the last several years to redo our entire Board Governance model and update all our board policies. They are always quick to respond to any of my requests and questions in a professional manner.

Mental Health & Addictions Sector

M.Q. CEO CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin

Our leadership team and board have utilized the services of VisionarEase & associates for several years. We have benefited from their experience in governance, coaching, policy revision, Accreditation and Board development. Gisele and team are a pleasure to work with, personable and their knowledge and professionalism are outstanding. I would definitely recommend their services.

Large Hospital Sector/Ontario

Executive Assistant/Board Retreat

I would recommend it. I think it would empower Board members to be more fully immersed in the governance process. NOTE: all testimonials are as is/securely stored. Please contact us should you wish to be connected with a reference.

Primary Care - Nurse Practitioner Clinic

Leeann Langdon ED/Administrative Lead

The Client Centered Governance Course brought together the Board members and organizational leadership effectively, to develop an achievable and measurable strategy that’s in alignment with our organizational goals. It also provided the group an understanding of everyone’s responsibilities as individuals in our respective roles.


A.R. ED Community Service Agency

The team is extremely knowledgeable and have a wealth of working experience to draw from. Also a pleasure to work with!!


Board Member, YWCA Branch

Very informative. I would recommend CCG training to rest of Board and others.


Board Director, Youth Services

Very informative. I would recommend CCG training to rest of Board and others.


Executive Staff Member

Very informative - an eye-opener! I think it would be a great benefit for any Board or CEO.


Board Director, Multi-Program Family Services

I plan to recommend CCG courses to others. This is my first training session on this topic. It was excellent. I have learnt a lot on what I need.


Board Director, Community Food Support Sector

Excellent content. I would definitely recommend to others.

How can the Client Centered Governance ® Essentials Certification course help me?

  • Learn the key elements of Nonprofit governance, with a powerful Client focus, at your pace, in an upbeat video format.

  • Increase your role effectiveness + policy & process skills.

  • Gain skills in Board table discussion or support, regardless of your role - Board Director, CEO/ED, EA or Executive Staff

  • Learn simple, core questions to ask at key moments.

  • Grow your skill in being a team member who contributes to driving evidence-based decisions and managing risk.

  • Gain expertise in governing for Client results.

  • Become a Positive Governance supporter.

  • Learn how to drive effective Board - Staff -Stakeholder relationship.

  • Be confident in applying for any Nonprofit Board, EA or Executive Staff position - even if you have never worked in Nonprofit before.

  • Modernize your existing governance knowledge and take it to the next, Client Centered level.

Course Fee & The VisionarEase Guarantee

Satisfaction or your money back

CCG REGISTRATION FEE: $796 (+HST, embedded in Total at checkout of $899) The Client Centered Governance (R) Essentials Certificate course is one of the most important tools our clients use to ensure Governance & Operations effectiveness for the Clients and Causes they care about. Please contact us, should you feel our product is not what you expected. We trust you will be satisfied however, and look forward to hearing about your success.

Gisele Guenard Bio

VisionarEase Inc. CEO & Founder, Gisele Guenard, is known for her effective, upbeat leadership. Her philosophy? "We can make the world a better place if we change the way we think, speak and take action." Master of Education-prepared and from a nursing background, she has extensive experience in governance and leadership, strategic planning and executive coaching. An award-winning positive change leader, she has served in business, governance, leadership, planning, coaching and boards of directors for over 35 years and held a positions from the front lines to the corner office. Her CV includes Patient care, Community Health, College Professor, Long-Term Care Administrator, Hospital CEO, Board positions, as well as governance and leadership support across the Non Profit sector, through VisionarEase Inc. & associates. She has led live governance workshops and programs for 100s of Non Profit agencies across Canada. She is certified in NFP Governance Essentials and Professional Life Coaching. Educated in Ontario, she holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree from Laurentian University, as well as a Master in Education (Sociology) degree from the University of Toronto. VisionarEase trademarks include CLIENT CENTERED GOVERNANCE (R) and MINOR CHANGES – MAJOR RESULTS (R) - Coaching that works . Various - Recognition includes the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, nominee for the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards, and governance service recognition from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Fluent in French and in English, Gisele authored a francophone textbook for the nursing sector as well as inspirational publications such as her new book, “MINOR CHANGES – MAJOR RESULTS ™ - Strategy One: Beyond Positive Thinking”, on Amazon. She has also hosted a season of Visionary Radio for Voice America Radio.