Successful organisations know where they are going and how they are going to get there. They are the ones that put in place appropriate structures and systems and apply them with discipline.
Governance is often taken for granted and exists with little or not enough attention paid to it. This, in many cases, limits the value that a systematic approach to governance can have. Governance, in many respects, serves as the umbrella set of responsibilities and practices to which an enterprise’s operations are obligated to or voluntarily adhere—either because of statutory or regulatory requirements or due to an enterprise culture, ethics and behaviours. This set of “rules” is comprised of policies, procedures, protocols, security defenses, controls, level of risk appetite, etc. to ensure that stakeholders of the enterprise are receiving value.
Certain universal principles are emerging that define best practices in learning governance across any and all organizations.
First and foremost, learning governance is no longer optional. Learning governance is a must-have in a climate where “business as usual” includes the need to retain organizational knowledge and critical skills. Learning has become too strategic, critical and costly to manage without a formal effort that has senior level buy-in, support and participation. The ultimate objective of learning governance is to make learning work better for the entire organization.
The preferred method of learning about governance is in a face to face environment where robust discussion can take place between all members of your team.
So, if you are a new trustee looking for clarity about your role and responsibilities?
Or you are an experienced trustee who wants to keep up-to-date with the latest ways of thinking?
Or maybe you are a Manager who wants to know what you can reasonably expect from your Board?
Exult have a programme that can be tailored to help you. More information here
Here are a few more options.
If you want your organisation to work at it’s full potential, you need a strong Board that truly understands their roles and responsibilities. However, getting everyone on the same page can sometimes be a difficult task, especially if you have a mix of new and long-standing trustees.
If you would like to develop effective Governance practices for your organisation or you simply want a clear understanding of what good Governance looks like, this in-house workshop is for you.
Institute of Directors
The Institute of Directors in New Zealand connects, equips and inspires its more than 8,000 members, to add value across New Zealand business and society. Through thought leadership, our extensive network, professional governance courses, events and resources.
IOD’s purpose is – Driving excellence in governance. Learn more about them and the wide range of training and support that they provide.
On-line Resources from Sport NZ
Don’t be put off by the Sport theme. Sport NZ have developed a huge range of training to help their clubs big and small. These resources are also very relevant for any organisation. You can log in and pick up the learning to do at your own pace.
Here’s another link to a downloadable manual.