EOI for Governance Training: Governance that adds value
We are looking for Expressions of Interest
for the governance workshop, for anyone who is on the board
of a community organisation. We will organise these subsidised workshop in different Northland locations depending on interest
Training starts at 9:30
(till about 3:30), lunch included.
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
- 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.
About the Facilitator, Sandy Thomson
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):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.