NFP Board Member Course & Certification

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!

 

Overview

 

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!

What’s covered

  • Module 1: The Fundamentals
    • The NFP landscape in Australia
    • 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!)

Who's it for?

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

Outcomes

  • 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

Facilitator

Peter Holdsworth

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!

Details

Time

Monday's 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm AEDT

Friday's 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm AEDT

for 2 weeks

Location

Online

Fee

$900 Ex GST

What you get

- Presentation notes post-completion

- NFP Board Member Education Course Certificate

 

 

Upcoming dates

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Overview 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 (more…)


Overview 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 (more…)


Overview 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 (more…)


Overview 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 (more…)

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If you prefer, we can conduct any of our courses specifically for your staff and 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.

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