SSTI Recommended Courses (Only for CNPL Board Volunteers - prior to being placed on NPO Board)
CNPL Board Volunteers are encouraged to attend the following 4 courses for FREE prior to being placed onto NPO Boards. These courses aim to equip the Board Volunteers with essential information about NPOs and their vital role in this sector. After the CNPL Board Volunteer has applied for any of these 4 courses, please forward the course application notice to be endorsed by CNPL in order to enjoy the 100% fee subsidy. The 100% fee subsidy is made possible with the generous support from MCCY, Charities Unit and SSTI.
Current Active Board Members are encouraged to complete these courses as well. Eligible charities may enjoy VCF training subsidies for their Board Members and the remaining amount will be bourne by the NPO/VWO respectively.
The structure of the following courses may vary. Some courses would be "Classroom" and/or "E-learning" based.
Board Roles: Functions & Responsibilites
Board Dynamics : Board – ED – Staff Partnership and Board Meetings
Understanding the Regulations and Code of Governance for Charities & IPCs
Ethical Decision-Making and Conflicts of Interests for NPOs
Board versus staff roles, Characteristics of effective board-staff partnership, Board meetings & process with ways to resolve conflicts, Board Chairperson’s roles in fostering effective Board-Staff relations. (Available in E-Learning)
Key conditions for approval of a Charity versus approval of IPC Status, Removal of Charities, Critical regulations governing & Obligations of Charities & IPCs, Compliance to Regulations governing Fund raising, Use of Donations, Reporting & Disclosure and Record Keeping. Role of Board and Management regarding Compliance with the Code. (Classroom Only)
Factors to create ethical work environment, Best Practices on Code of Ethics & tools for managing Conflicts of Interest, Models of Ethical Decision Making., Case studies. (Classroom Only)