Expression of Interest for: Governance that adds value training
Expression of Interest for: Governance that adds value training

 We are taking expressions of interest for the next workshop. If you are interested please register your name.

A workshop for anyone who is on the board of a community organisation.

This practical workshop will cover the basics of what good governance looks like, and will provide tools for ensuring a board is effective in adding value to the important work that your organisation does. This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced board members.

Topics include:
  • Roles, responsibilities, and functions of a board
  • Creating your own model of governance
  • Evaluating your board
  • Board succession
  • Legal obligations of a board
  • Meetings with purpose
It is recommended that at least two people from a board participate to gain maximum benefit for the organisation.

We also encourage organisations to bring a young participant FREE of charge if they are a 'Young Adult' aged 17- 30 years. This person does not have to be an existing board member, but someone involved in the organisation that would benefit from this Professional Development.
  • Date: To be confirmed
  • Venue: To be confirmed
  • Time: Cuppa from 9am training starts at 9:30 (till 4pm)
  • AM-PM tea and light lunch provided

About the Facilitator, Sandy Thomson ( more info ):
A belief in the power of strong communities has led Sandy to pursue a career as a trainer, consultant and coach in the community and not for profit sector. She is currently one of the Directors of the Centre for Not for Profit Leadership, a consortium of similar minded community focused professionals. Prior to this Sandy was one of the team delivering the Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management, a role she took on after her 10 years as the founding leader of the National Association for OSCAR. Obvious success in a previous life has resulted in Sandy often working in the Pacific Islands, where she helps to build and deliver leadership development programmes for community leaders. Her core voluntary roles are as Chairperson of ChildAlert an organisation that fights commercial sexual exploitation of children, and the Pacific representative on ECPAT International who do the same work at an international level. Sandy is also a member of the Trust Board of Hui E! – New Zealand’s national organisation promoting, strengthening and connecting the Community Sector. Sandy is the mother of four daughters and grew up in Whangarei.

All over Northland


To all non-profit organisations in the region.

The price (ex.GST) for registered organisations is $30.00 per person

The price (ex.GST) for casual organisations is $45.00 per person