GOVERN TO GROW

Stronger Boards is a comprehensive online 10 module program offering high value education at a low-cost price to meet the budgets of micro to medium Not-for-Profits in Australia. We are aiming at $99/person.

Stronger Boards is a comprehensive online 10 module program offering high value education at a low-cost price to meet the budgets of micro to medium Not-for-Profits in Australia. We are aiming at $99/person.

It is a self-paced course that includes simple assessment for each module, 3 case studies and a Participant Handbook. Board members can do the course at the same time or as each new member joins the Board. It is designed for those first-time members of Boards to those with some experience.

The 10 modules are clustered in 3 key areas:

  • Govern well
  • Lead with strength
  • Grow sustainably

COURSE INFORMATION

Key area 1: Govern well

  1. Roles and responsibilities of Board members and Executive
  2. Board Position Descriptions
  3. Recruiting New Board Members
  4. Inducting New Board Members
  5. Succession planning
  6. Keeping your Board fresh

 

  1. Policies and Procedures – Governance and organisational
  2. Separating the Roles of Board and Staff
  3. Managing Effective Meetings
  4. Board Meeting Administration
  5. Documents and Record Keeping
  6. Improving Use of Technology
  7. Reporting and Accountability
  8. Board Review

 

  1. Compliance for Not-for-profits
  2. Adhere to Not-for-Profit Requirements
  3. Governing Rules and its use
  4. Standard laws to comply with
  5. How to comply with Funding and Other Agreements
  6. What Insurance your Organisation Needs
  7. Understanding Risk management and steps to follow
  8. How to Plan for Business Continuity
  1. Financial sustainability
  2. Financial Management
  3. Financial Record Keeping
  4. Cash vs Accrual Accounting
  5. Set, Finalise and Monitor your Budget
  6. How to read financial reports: Balance Sheet, Monthly P&L and Cash flow
  7. Dealing with tax
  8. Financial Reporting and Annual Financial Report
  9. Asset Records and Management
  10. Solvency

Key Area 2: Lead with Strength

  1. What is a Not-for-profit?
  2. The Australian Not-for-profit Sector
  3. Set your Organisation’s Direction with Strategic Thinking
  4. Creating a Strategic Plan
  5. Use the Annual or Business plan
  6. Approve and review plans
  7. The United Nations Global Goal(s)

 

  1. Positive Organisational culture
  2. Your organisation’s values
  3. Understanding ethical behaviour
  4. Board behaviour and conduct
  5. Commitment of a Board member
  6. Competence of a Board member
  7. Character of a Board member
  8. Conflicts of interest

 

  1. Innovation and Strategic Decision-Making
  2. Board Composition for Innovation
  3. Team Dynamics
  4. Using a Strengths-based Approach
  5. Dealing with Conflict Positively
  6. Board Workplans
  7.  Delegating Actions with Subgroups

Key Area 3: Grow sustainably

  1. Overseeing Organisational Performance
  2. Understanding Your Client or Member Needs and Goals
  3. Support Quality Services or Activities
  4. Ensure Resources are Managed Properly
  5. Improving the support to your people
  6. Monitoring, Measuring, Evaluating and Review
  7. Managing Revenue Raising Resources and Relationships
  1. Abundance mindset
  2. Seven Revenue Streams
  3. Seeking Resources in Unexpected Places
  4. How to Choose the Best Revenue Streams
  5. Developing a Revenue Raising Plan
  6. Board Roles and Responsibilities
  7. Managing Revenue Raising Resources and Relationships
  1. Protecting your Organisation’s Reputation
  2. Strengthen your Reputation with Your Brand
  3. Creating a Framework to Engage Stakeholders
  4. Step 1 Identify and Prioritise Stakeholders
  5. Step2: Engaging and Growing Your Stakeholders
  6. Step 3: Managing your Stakeholder Relationships
  7. Step 4: Communicating with your Stakeholders
  8. Using Communication Strategies