Governance Training Inclusions

Full introduction Basics
Governance fundamentals
1. What is it and why is it important?
This session will introduce the idea of governance and talk about electing and running a Board. Issues covered include:
  a. Governance: What is governance and why is it important?
  b. The principles of good governance
  c. Responsibilities of the Board and directors
  d. Board composition
Governance in practice
2. The Board’s responsibilities demystified
Learning about the Board’s responsibility to steer and oversee the direction of the organisation and will cover key Board planning responsibilities:
  a. Strategic planning:
    (i) Basics – what to look for
    (ii) Implementing strategy for management and monitoring strategy for Boards
  b. Operational planning basics
  c. Assets management basics
  d. CEO appointment, performance management and succession
  e. Financial oversight:
    (i) Legal minimum standards explained
    (ii) Oversight and duties with regard to financial statements and financial reports
    (iii) Ongoing monitoring of the organisation’s financial health and performance
  f. Risk management:
    (i) Basics including an introduction to key risk terminology
    (ii) Processes for setting and reviewing risk appetite/tolerance
3. Compliance basics for the community housing sector:
The legal environment community housing organisations operate within and compliance obligations. Topics include:
  a. Key laws to comply with
  b. Compliance frameworks
  c. Impacts of non-compliance
  d. NRSCH compliance
Decision-making fundamentals
4 Understand governance decision-making fundamentals to improve individual and whole of Board performance:
  a. Recognise what makes an effective Board meeting N/A N/A
  b. Structuring meeting effectively N/A N/A
  c. Strategies for preparing for and participating in good Board meetings N/A N/A
  d. Creating the link between Board decisions and management action N/A N/A