EOI Governance Training: Leading a Board (Date/venue TBA)
EOI Governance Training: Leading a Board (Date/venue TBA)

Dates to be announced (1st half of 2019).  A workshop for board Chairs and Chairs-to-Be on how to create a high performing board that adds value to the organisation.

This interactive workshop will explore the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson as well as processes to ensure governance is a collective responsibility not just the work of the chair.

Note that the number of training dates and the location depend on interest. It is likely there will be sessions in Whangarei and we hope to have enough interest in the Far North and Kaipara as well. So do register.

Topics include:
  • The roles and responsibilities of the chairperson
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Managing the manager
  • Leadership styles
  • Common governance issues
  • Working with difficult people
Date(s) and location(s) will be announced when there is enough interest and funding is secured.

About the Facilitator, Sandy Thomson:
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 $25.00 per person

The price (ex.GST) for casual organisations is $40.00 for the first person and $25.00 for the next