Sitting on a board can be an enjoyable way to contribute to your community, but you need to know some basic principles to make sure you are getting the most from your governance work. 

This webinar will take you through:

  • what governance is
  • your key responsibilites - including fiduciary duties (legal expectations)
  • basic processes and documents that will help with your strategic and oversight role, and
  • some tips on putting it all together. 

A vibrant board produces a vibrant organisation. Keep yourself up to date with governance expectations so that you are a good board member and you enjoy your role.

The presentation is accompanied by downloadable handouts and a short quiz to check your knowledge.  

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About the instructor


Christina Ryan

Meet the gardener of leaders. Christina Ryan is a leadership and executive coach for diversity outcomes. Good intentions are great, good outcomes are better!For over 20 years Christina has been a leader in the Australian disability community, working at an international, national & local level to change the diversity agenda, while coaching numerous people with disabilities to their own leadership success. Christina founded the Disability Leadership Institute to create a professional hub for leaders with disabilities, so that Australia builds & supports its disability leaders. She hopes to see a growing presence of disability leaders across all sections of our community & a growing recognition of the expertise of leaders with disabilities.Christina has held CEO, senior management & team leading positions across both government & non-government sectors for 25 years, is a high level strategic thinker & noted innovator, using design thinking & collaboration to build new approaches.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Governance - the basics webinar

    • Governance - the basics webinar

    • Governance - the basics handout

  • 2

    Short quiz

    • Short Quiz

Have you just signed up for a board? 

Are you confident you understand what governance is and how you can do it well? 

Do you understand your fiduciary duties?

Do you want to enjoy your board role and your governance career? 

This short webinar will help you get underway with confidence so that you can make a strong contribution to your new board role. 

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