New Governance Training
Matthew (AMK Law) and Dave (Unearth Risk) have teamed their respective legal and risk professions to provide a range of Governance and training services – with their first two-day workshop being conducted with great success, just last weekend.
This training includes specified Governance Training for boards within government, not for profit and Aboriginal businesses, along with not for profit associations and charities.
We hope this initial training workshop will be the first of many.
Yet, what exactly is governance and why might your organisation need this training? Let’s take a look.
What is ‘governance’?
This means understanding the legal obligations, your obligations as a member of the Board and the requirements for good governance.
About the Governance program from AMK Law and Unearth Risk
This program is designed as an introduction to governance. It is intended to provide Board members, including those who are also organisational Executives, with a framework that encourages co-operation and effective business management.
A high-performing culture is critical to an organisation’s success
Over the last decade, there has been a recognition that organisations, no matter what their size or orientation, have to do more, do it better and do it with less.
This concept of a high performing culture is one of the key reasons that there is an increased emphasis on Boards, their role in managing their organisations, and in sound, effective governance structures.
This makes it even more important that all Board members are skilled, and up to date in the principles of sound governance and business planning.
This new program is intended to assist with this education process but is also intended to be participatory and to provide participants with practical guidance on how they can make their Board more effective into the future.
The principles of ‘Good Governance’
Good governance requires the proper responsibility of Boards to be adhered to.
There are some overall responsibilities which apply to anyone in business, but most importantly, to those working with Boards. These responsibilities are intertwined with most topics covered during this course, including:
• Legal Responsibilities – As a Board member, your obligations to comply with the law are vital to the performance of your role. We will be going deeper into these during the course.
What information does this training offer?
This training includes a vast array of comprehensive topics including:
• Introduction to finance
Why is Governance and the above training so important?
Being on the Board of an Organisation is an important and very rewarding opportunity because it can bring positive opportunities to yourself and to the community.
Given the position on a board, there are a number of significant responsibilities and legal obligations which are particularly relevant for yourself, for the organisation in which you serve and for the community.
Failing to comply with these obligations can have serious ramifications and can even result in legal penalties and other serious repercussions being imposed upon you. For these reasons, it’s very important that you understand the requirements of governance so that you can meet them successfully.
Do you need Governance training?
Feel free to reach out to the team at AMK Law if you think your organisation or board members would benefit from this comprehensive governance training.
Important disclaimer: The material contained in this publication is of a general nature only and it is not, nor is intended to be legal advice. If you wish to take any action based on the content of this publication, we recommend that you seek professional legal advice.
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