NFP Board Member Course & Certification


NFP Board Member Course & Certification – 29th August 2022

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  • NFP Board Member Course & Certification
    29-08-2022 - 09-09-2022
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


So, you have been appointed to the board of a For-Purpose (Not-For-Profit) organisation that you know makes a positive difference. Congratulations and we hope you gain much satisfaction from your involvement!

This four-session, live, online course equips newly appointed and existing board members with the knowledge they need to exercise their important responsibilities and make a valuable contribution to their organisation’s mission!

Time: Monday’s and Friday’s 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm AEST for 2 weeks 

What’s covered?

Module 1: The Fundamentals

  • The NFP landscape in Australia
  • Board governance
  • Legal & corporate structures
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Duties, roles & responsibilities of the board & members
  • How Board & CEO performance should be evaluated

Module 2: Essential Knowledge

  • Understanding the financial reports
  • Managing risk
  • Developing & implementing strategic & business plans
  • Board/staff roles & responsibilities

Module 3: What You Will Need

  • Induction
  • Board papers & reports
  • Board meeting schedule
  • CEO meeting
  • Site visits
  • Communication protocols
  • Decision-making processes
  • Meeting protocols
  • What matters the board should focus on
  • Code of conduct & ethics
  • Delegation authorities
  • Conflict of interest management processes
  • Policies & procedures

Module 4: Making a Positive Difference

  • How to make a good impression
  • What to do (and not do) at your first meeting
  • Board meeting preparation
  • Deciding how to make the most effective contribution
  • How to handle debates & disagreements
  • ‘Difficult’ board member types (& how not to be one!)

Who’s it for?

  • Existing Board/Committee chairs
  • Newly Appointed Board/Committee members
  • Those considering joining an NFP board or committee


  • A clear understanding of your legal and other responsibilities
  • Insights into what ‘good governance’ means and how to exercise it
  • The 5 core characteristics exhibited by effective boards and committees
  • How to make the best possible contribution
  • An understanding of your organisation’s finances
  • The ability to assess your own organisation’s current leadership standards