ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Building Better Boards: The ACTCOSS Governance Workshop Program Over Two Sessions

Event date: 
6 November 2018
Event time: 
Session 1: Board Governance and Strategy 9.30am-12.30pm | Session 2: Financial Management 1.30pm-4.30pm
ACTCOSS Meeting Room, 1/6 Gritten St, Weston ACT 2611

ACTCOSS Governance workshops are designed to meet the needs of people interested in, or who have recently been, appointed to a board member position with a not-for-profit organisation in the ACT. This training targets people who have never been on a board or who have limited experience on boards. The workshops are interactive with participants contributing their own experiences and sharing knowledge, as well as a networking opportunity.

The Governance workshop will be broken into two parts – the morning session focuses on board governance and strategy and the afternoon session focusses on financial management. Workbooks and resources will be provided to participants at both sessions. Participants are welcome to come to either session, or the whole day - but will need to register accordingly.  Please feel free to contact ACTCOSS directly if you would prefer to be registered manually.   

Tuesday 6th November 2018

9.30am – 12.30pm: Session 1: Board Governance and Strategy

This workshop provides an overview of a range of governance topics for anyone who would like an introduction to the roles, responsibilities and obligations of board members. It is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss common problems experienced by new board members.

The key learning outcomes from the workshop include principles of good governance, strategy vs management, office bearer roles, organisational culture, legal and financial responsibilities.

Tuesday 6th November 2018

1.15pm – 4.30pm: Session 2: Financial Management – presented by Betty Ferguson

This workshop provides people on boards with a basic understanding of the role of the board in relation to financial management. The key learning outcomes include understanding financial reports, the relationship between financial statements, the importance of budgets, good financial practice, risk management and internal controls.

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Participants to organise own lunch.

Event details
Event cost: 
Members $110.00, Non-Members $140.00, Member - Both Sessions $180, Non-Member - Both Sessions $240 (Too much for you or your organisation? Please contact us and we will do our best to offer support to participate - [email protected] or 02 6202 7200)
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Ryan Joseph
02 6202 7200
ACTCOSS Meeting Room, 1/6 Gritten Street Weston Creek
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory 2611