Governance bites, 90 minute sessions monthly November 2020


Explore Good Governance in 90 minutes



Between August 2019 and November 2020 we organised fourteen 90 minute workshops on governance  for anyone who is, or wants to be, on the board of a Northland community organisation.


The sessions are still available to be viewed on-demand . You can join the Facebook group Community Governance Northland for up-to-date information and notifications.


The fourteen sessions:

  • 12 Aug 2019: What is a Board actually for? Watch now
  • 9 Sept 2019: Understanding your constitution, rules or trust deed Watch now
  • 14 Oct 2019: Life-cycles of organisations and boards Watch now
  • 4 Nov 2019: Getting and keeping good board members  Watch now
  • 16 Dec 2019: Working with difficult people Watch now   
  • 9 Mar 2020: Legal responsibilities of boards Watch now
  • 11 May 2020: Reading financial statements for board members Watch now
  • 25 May 2020: Secrets of a good board chair Watch now
  • 08 Jun 2020: How to have better meetings Watch now
  • 13 Jul 2020: The board as a team Watch now
  • 10 Aug 2020: Strategic leadership Watch Now
  • 14 Sep 2020: Being a good boss - Managing your staff well Watch now
  • 12 Oct 2020: Partnering to make a difference, the board and manager relationship Watch Now
  • 9 Nov 2020: Celebrating success - Meaningful board reports Watch Now
These bite-sized seminars are designed to be interactive and packed with useful information and tips for ensuring your board is effective in adding value to the important work that your organisation does. Whether you are a new or experienced board member, or planning to join the board of a community organisation, these workshops will allow you to explore relevant issues facing boards and up-skill your governance leadership capabilities. We also strongly encourage youth participation.

 These workshops are:
  • Facilitated by Volunteering Northland
  • Supported by SPORT Northland
  • Recorded by CNorth (first six sessions)
  • Funded by Foundation North, Kaipara District Council and Whangarei District Council
  • Delivered by LEAD, Sandy Thompson