EOI Pizza and Governance bites, 90 minute sessions monthly
EOI Pizza and Governance bites, 90 minute sessions monthly

Expressions of Interest sought for governance training 5:30-7pm, for anyone who is on the board of a community organisation. Sessions in Whangarei will be live-streamed all over Northland. Off-site participants can interact/ask questions using on-line technology. On-site participants can have pizza.

First session will be in July or August. Note that funding has not been confirmed yet.

The sessions 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:
  • What is a board actually for?
  • Understanding your constitution, rules or trust deed
  • Secrets of a good board chair
  • How to have better meetings
  • Getting and keeping good board members
  • Legal responsibilities of boards
  • Reading financial statements for board members
On-site participants will be asked for a contribution to cover the food (on the day).

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.

This course is FREE