Governance for NFP Board Directors and Officers

At last, an easy to access, affordable snapshot of the key roles and responsibilities of Directors and senior officers in Not-for-Profits, Co-operatives, Charities and Civic organisations. 


5 x 90 minute virtual classroom sessions

Time (AWST)

Intake 1 (Thursday):
3.30pm - 5.00pm
Five weeks commencing February 1


Intake 2 (Friday):
8.30am - 10:00am
Five weeks commencing August 2



Run over 5 x 90 minute modules in virtual classrooms, participants will receive a practical overview of their responsibilities, supported by case studies and specific actions that can be implemented within your organisation’s governance processes.

Module 1:          The Legal and Governance Architecture

Module 2:          Directors and Officers Roles and Responsibilities

Module 3:          Asking the Right Questions About the Financial Statements

Module 4:          Specific Board Roles – Chair, Company Secretary and CEO

Module 5:          What Should be Keeping Directors Awake at Night


Note:  Optional coaching is also available for the whole Board, the Board Chair or the CEO

Who will benefit

Experienced Directors looking to refresh their knowledge of contemporary governance and new Directors who want a solid induction into their roles and responsibilities on a Board.  The content is also highly relevant to CEOs and senior executives who want to get the best from their Board and ensure their organization is compliant.


  • Develop a deeper understanding of the framework under which well-governed organisations should operate
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities, and the practical application of these responsibilities in real Boardroom situations
  • Be able to ask the right questions about the financial information being presented to the Board
  • Distinguish between the need to both trust and verify the information presented
  • Reflect on the performance of your current Board
  • Complete a risk identification, assessment and mitigation process
  • Unpack a series of case examples of both good and flawed governance.
Note: Sessions are not recorded.
If you are unable to attend a session, transfers are not possible.
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