About the Alberta Board Member Essentials Program.
Designed to support the growth of new and developing board members, the Alberta Board Member Essentials (ABME) program was built by Albertans for Albertans.
ABME is a five-module training program that combines online learning with in-person workshops to give new and developing board members the tools to successfully serve on a non-profit board.
For new board members, the ABME program helps build the foundational knowledge needed in order to be an effective board member. For developing and seasoned board members, ABME encourages a broader understanding of the role they and their organization play in the larger social sector ecosystem.
The full program consists of 3 on-demand online sessions, 1 hour of pre-reading, and 2 in-person sessions.
On-demand sessions take up to 3 hours each to complete. All three online sessions must be completed prior to the in-person sessions. In-person sessions are 3.5 hours in length. Access to the on-demand sessions is made available immediately upon registration.