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NFP Board Member Course & Certification

This four-session, live; and 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!

Key Skills

Governance Skills

Leadership

Financial Literacy

Strategic Thinking

Course Summary

  • 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
  • Existing board/committee chairs
  • Newly appointed board/committee members
  • Those considering joining an NFP board or committee

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

This four-session, live; and 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!

Module 1: The Fundamentals

The NFP landscape | Board governance | Legal and 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!)

This course is delivered as a self-paced eLearning course, providing you with 30-days of access to engaging video content and learning material. The content is easy to navigate through our online learning platform, with the content and resources all in one place.

Peter Holdsworth - Pathways Australia

Peter Holdsworth – Facilitator 

Peter Holdsworth has spent most of his professional career leading, managing, and advising community service organisations, so he has unique insights into what works and what doesn’t… particularly in the art of management. He has post-graduate qualifications in management, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Churchill Fellow. He also sits on the boards of four community service organisations. His presentations are practical, engaging, and memorable!

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eLearning Bundle

This eLearning course is offered in a course bundle

In-House Courses

We can conduct any of courses specifically for your staff at your premises. This may prove to be cost-effective and, of course, we can tailor our programs to meet the specific requirements of your organisation and participants. 

Client Testimonials

“Very useful, practical and engaging course. Lots of tips to go away and reflect on”

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“Fantastic! Really helpful … introduced me to new concepts that I have not heard of before.”

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