Governance bites, 90 minute sessions monthly August 2020

Explore Good Governance in 90 minutes

We are holding monthly governance workshops 5:25pm - 7pm for anyone who is on the board of a Northland community organisation.

For now the remaining sessions will be on-line, using Zoom, allowing participants to interact, asking questions and discussing topics in break-out groups. The sessions will also be available to be viewed on-demand . Please join the Facebook group Community Governance Northland. for up-to-date information and notifications.

Next session on
   Monday 10 August
: Strategic leadership

Past sessions:
  • 12 August: What is a Board actually for? Watch now
  • 9 September: Understanding your constitution, rules or trust deed Watch now
  • 14 October: Life-cycles of organisations and boards Watch now
  • 4 November: Getting and keeping good board members  Watch now
  • 16 December: Working with difficult people Watch now   
  • 9 March: Legal responsibilities of boards Watch now
  • 11 May: Reading financial statements for board members Watch now
  • 25 May: Secrets of a good board chair Watch now
  • 08 June: How to have better meetings Watch now
  • 13 July: The board as a team Watch now
Upcoming sessions:
  • 10 August: Strategic leadership
  • 14 September: Being a good boss - Managing your staff well
  • 12 October: Board manager relationships
  • 09 November: Reporting

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.

We will hand out a "Governance Bites Certificate" to individuals that attend 7 or more sessions.

 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