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Governance – An Introduction

Half Day

Aim
To give the board a better understanding of how effective Governance should work.

Content
• The concept and purpose of governance
• The role of the board
• Director’s responsibilities
• Models and theories of governance
• Common governance challenges and issues
• The number of board members
• Board member tenure
• Should staff serve on the board?
• Working boards – when there are few or no staff
• Board leadership through tough times
• When the board needs to step in and take over some management functions 
• Board committees
• Ownership and membership
• Legal frameworks
• Constitutions, rules and trust deeds