This webinar will provide you with practical methods, tools and templates which can be utilised to increase and utilise board diversity.
This session is more than just recommending quotas and tokenistic appointments; it aims to spark a renewed movement towards an industry-wide revolution in board recruitment and board utilisation.
In this webinar you will learn about:
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It is said that those who fail to learn the lessons from mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat those mistakes. Another saying often attributed to Einstein is that the definition of insanity is doing exactly the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.
In this recording webinar you will learn about:
Victor is a commercial lawyer and Principal Director of Wentworth Lawyers Pty Ltd, providing practical commercial advice to NFPs, SMEs and publicly listed companies. Victor is recognised as one of Australia’s most experienced tax advisers to the NFP community clubs movement, having advised clubs from local community clubs to major professional league clubs. He also advises major peak bodies on taxation issues and submissions to government, Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office. Victor also has extensive experience as a Director and Chairman of for profit and NFP organisations.
This bundle of five presentations contains over 3 hours of video covering the basics of governance in not-for-profit/for-purpose organisations.
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This bundle of five presentations contains over 3 hours of video covering business models and organisational strategic transformation in not-for-profit/for-purpose organisations.
This bundle contains the following presentations:
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Adapting to deregulation of markets for government funded service delivery is one of the greatest challenges for Not-for-Profit (NfP) providers at present.
The shift to consumer driven markets combined with the funding squeeze being felt in all parts of the sector has many Boards and leadership teams questioning the future viabilities of their organisations.
Innovation solutions to these challenges often requires funding and resources that are beyond most NFPs. Some organisations are discovering that the answer lies in what NFPs have in the past found a natural fit – working and collaborating together.
Join Patrick Herd as he unpacks the process of working collaboratively, the benefits and pitfalls of forming alliances using case studies and practical examples.
Having seen the good, the bad and the ugly from many not-for-profit (NFP) boardrooms we've picked up plenty of the best (and worst) practices for improving how your NFP board operates. From how to build a director recruitment "machine" to how to make your meetings more effective, we'll unpack and share lots of practical tips and insights during this webinar.
Put your best foot forward with a tool kit of immediately actionable tips to make your board better.
In this webinar you will learn:
Raphael Goldsworthy is the Managing Director of Better Boards Australasia, convenor of the largest annual gathering of Not-For-Profit (NFP) and For-Purpose directors in the Southern Hemisphere, the Better Boards Conference. Raphael has spent almost 10 years working closely with, and curating educational programs for, Purpose-Driven and NFP Directors, Boards and Executives. Raphael has a deep interest in the intersection of business for good, technology, decision making, investment and behavioural economics. He regularly writes and speaks on technology in the boardroom, decision making and biases, governance, leadership and other related NFP/Purpose-Driven topics.
For boards of community businesses (NFPs) the move to a customer-driven, competitive marketplace is a radical departure from their known industry/sector context to which they and their management team were perfectly adapted. An old business model cannot operate in a new paradigm.
Co-designing a new business model is mission critical, trying to hang on to your existing business model is a death knell; the rules and processes that supported the old business model will be defunct.
Join Michael for an insightful and pragmatic approach as he unpacks the realities, practicalities and processes of re-engineering your existing business model and developing a new business model that underpins the transformation of your organisation and the reinvention of your culture.
A comprehensive, easy-ready presentation will be available, along with a number of tools, business models and supporting articles.
A visionary, an entrepreneurial strategist, a big picture thinker, Michael is widely known by directors, chief executive officers and executives of community businesses (NFPs) throughout Australia for his comprehensive understanding of the big picture and his strategic insights into the current and future trends and dynamics of residential care, home care, disability, hospitals, health care and related human service industries/sectors and organisations.
Michael is an engaging, educative and strategic opinion leader, his primary modus operandi are facilitating, strategically advising and/or project managing projects or workshops. His significant ability to influence individuals or teams, frameworks and opinions, and provide practical strategies and tools is extensively acknowledged by leaders. He has a demonstrable track record of turning theory into practice, ensuring leaders balance their “heads and hearts”, that is business and service objectives.
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Featuring recordings of eight amazing social entrepreneurs presenting at Sprout Summit 2017, this pack is a must watch for any social entrepreneur.
Sprout Summit is focused on helping founders of social enterprises and for-purpose businesses flourish by equipping them with the practical tools, processes and insights to build organisations that can drive successful change and create real positive impact in our society.
This recording pack Includes the following amazing presentations:
Whether you are just getting started on your social enterprise, B Corp, not-for-profit, or for-purpose business, or you have been on the path of social entrepreneurship for a while now, by watching the Sprout Summit 2017 recordings you'll gain practical insights and tools that will help you to flourish as a social entrepreneur.
Sprout Summit is presented by Better Boards in partnership with Feros Care.
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Deviant directors are those whose personal agendas, poor interpersonal skills and/or conflicts of interest work against their ability to serve the organisation effectively.
Disruptive and deviant board members can slow the progress of board meetings, irritate fellow directors, alienate new members and eventually cripple the work of the board. The organisation’s effectiveness can be threatened. Deviant board members present a chronic problem meeting after meeting. They are often unresponsive to polite attempts to negotiate or resolve conflicts. Ignoring this problem will not make it go away.
Avoiding the issue is not an option for the diligent board. Every board member is charged with safeguarding the organisation’s integrity, advancing the mission and safeguarding resources, including time and talent.
This webinar offers board members and the CEO assistance with carrying out this duty. We will explore some of the tools for managing troublesome behaviour and develop some preventative strategies that can avoid problems from the outset.
About The Presenter
Sallie Saunders is a Director and Principal Consultant for Building Better Boards Pty Ltd.
Sallie has over 45 years’ experience in and with not-for-profit organisations as a manager and board director and as a senior manager in the public sector. This informed her 14 years as an academic in not-for-profit governance and management and adult education at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Since 2004 Sallie has provided consultancy services and training to boards and CEOs in hundreds of not-for-profit organisations across Australia and internationally. Sallie’s expertise includes professional development for NFP directors and senior managers, board room culture and dynamics, policies and procedures for contemporary NFP governance, and strategic planning.
Do you have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Good Governance?
Every not-for-profit director must understand the fundamentals of governance. Without a strong understanding, directors and boards struggle to properly fulfil their role, meaning they are unable to drive the organisation toward a prosperous future. In today’s changing environment it is more important than ever that all directors have strong governance fundamentals on which to build their knowledge and skills.
Hear from Australia’s leading not-for-profit board advisor, Michael Goldsworthy. As the principal consultant at Australian Strategic Services, Michael has helped over 5000 not-for-profit organisations during his career. Michael has a profound understanding, practical experience and proven track record in assisting leadership teams (boards, chief executive officers and senior management teams) address the challenges and opportunities of growing and developing their not-for-profit organisation.
This 60-minute webinar covers:
This webinar is suitable for directors of all levels, from those looking to join a board, all the way to experienced directors who wish to review their understanding of the fundamentals of governance.??
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Board members of not for profit organisations come to the table with a mix of skills and experiences which makes their contribution special. However when finances aren’t their thing, making financial decisions and approving the financials can be intimidating.
Most Directors are aware of their individual responsibility to ensure the organisation is solvent, the importance of being able to read the financial reports, ask probing questions, analyse financial risks and make decisions. Not an easy task.
This webinar will provide tips for scanning the three key financial reports and zeroing in on the pertinent numbers. It will educate participants on the key financial indicators that will tell you if your organisation is on the right track.
This 55 minute webinar recording will explore practical strategies that NFP Boards and Directors can use to evaluate or build business models for profit and purpose.
Through an exploration of different levers that can be altered to create financial resilience and impact, this webinar addresses key risks and innovation necessary for the survival and thriving of today’s social sector organisations.
Using real life case studies to illustrate the efficacy of different approaches, George shares insights learned from conducting multiple hundreds of not-for-profit strategies – common pitfalls, hidden gems and new ideas that are transforming organisations and systems.
About the Presenter
George Liacos is the Managing Director of social business advisory firm, Spark Strategy. George brings a wealth of expertise in supporting organisations to be more sustainable and impactful through innovative and collaborative business models. Spark has been advising organisations for 20 years and does so from a practical, action-oriented perspective. George is a serial entrepreneur with experience leading $100m+ entities overseas and in Australia. Previously National Partner for Business Transformation at Grant Thornton, George is now a champion of the B Corp movement, working across the not-for-profit and private sectors, as well as with government and philanthropy to create profit for purpose business models to solve social problems.
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Does your board and executive know how to identify and protect the organisation's Intellectual Property?
While it is relatively easy to identify and understand the physical assets of an organisation, unless your board and executive are familiar with identifying and understanding the intangible assets associated with the organisation’s day-to-day activities, potential opportunities and pitfalls for the organisation may be overlooked.
Intangible assets such as Intellectual Property have value – and not just monetary value. Intellectual Property has reputational and goodwill value, collaborative value and commercialisation potential. Your organisation’s Intellectual Property is what differentiates it from other organisations.
Your organisation’s Intellectual Property is a valuable asset and it is critical that your board and chief executive understand how to protect and leverage it.
This practical 60-minute webinar covers:
Purchase this webinar if you, your board and executive want to understand, in a practical sense, what you can do to familiarise yourself with identifying your organisation's intangible Intellectual Property assets and why you should bother to do so.
Fabiola is Head of Trademarks at FAL Lawyers. Fabiola advises boards and senior executives of government agencies, major corporations, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations on Trade Mark Law, brand protection and brand development strategies both in Australia and internationally. Fabiola commenced her career in one of the most prominent Intellectual Property firms in Latin America and worked at a specialist Melbourne IP law firm prior to joining FAL. Fabiola has an extensive network of overseas associates and is a member of INTA (International Trademarks Association), ASIPI (Interamerican Intellectual Property Association) as well as the Venezuelan Bar Association. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Kristy is Head of Patents & Designs at FAL Lawyers. Kristy has extensive experience in patents, strategic IP management and commercialisation. She was previously the sole in-house IP counsel for an ASX-listed pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical devices company. Prior to this she was responsible for managing and commercialising the global IP portfolio of an ASX & NASDAQ-listed pharmaceutical R&D company and played a key role in management of the companies IP portfolio as well as due diligence, licensing, asset acquisition and collaboration activities. Kristy holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in chemistry from the Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University.
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For boards, chief executive officers and executives of community businesses (NFPs) the move to the customer-driven, competitive marketplace is a radical departure from their known industry/sector context.
Planning and executing a strategic transition of one’s organisation, a re-engineering of the business model and a reinvention of the culture is a very significant and complex project that many leaders need to undertake. Coming to grips with the realities and practicalities of such a project can be daunting, to say the least.
In this webinar recording Michael Goldsworthy, Principal Consultant, Australian Strategic Services share the boards’ & Chief Executive Officers’ governance roles & responsibilities in such a project and the realities & practicalities of strategically transforming their organisation.
This 60 minute webinar recording will address clinical governance and the board's role in clinical governance. What they need to know and what they should know.
Purchasers of this webinar recording may also be interested in the Clinical Governance Toolkit from Australian Strategic Services.
Is clinical governance an operational or strategic responsibility?
With a focus on consumer directed care (CDC) in home care and a call for CDC in residential care, will this affect the way you manage clinical governance?
To what extent does the board need to be aware of clinical risk management and what particular areas of clinical care should the board be aware of?
Traditionally boards have had a significant focus on financial management and strategic direction. Boards, historically through their makeup, have not had the expertise to know what it is they don’t know. This webinar will help your board to discover what it is that it doesn't know in regards to Clinical Governance.
Recorded February 2017
This webinar explores of the impact that the set of technologies commonly known as "Artificial Intelligence" will likely have on NFP organisations today and in the near future.
There is a lot of hype around the disruptive nature of Artificial Intelligence, particularly in mass media, but what does it actually mean for boards of not-for-profit organisations? How do you seperate the hype from reality? How you can ground your boardroom discussion on this topic in the strategic realm rather than the futurist realm?
The discussion of Artificial Intelligence, and associated technological developments, tends to focus on the pros or cons for 'consumers' or the operational benefits for a business, with little practical guidance or framing from a board or director perspective. This session will aim to provide understanding and clarity for directors on Artificial Intelligence and how knowledge of these technologies potentials and pitfalls might help boards to frame their discussions on this issue more strategically.
Does your board and executive understand what it needs to do to win in the new customer driven marketplace?
This video recording of the The Journey To A Customer Driven Marketplace with Michael Goldsworthy explores the strategic and organisational impacts and implications of the new customer-driven, competitive marketplace.
Never before and probably never again will the boards, chief executive officers and senior managers of Australian community businesses (NFPs) face such a cataclysmic shift in the way they need to think, behave and operate.
The shift from a government-funded, welfare paradigm to a customer-driven, competitive market paradigm should not be underestimated – there are immense strategic and organisational challenges as well as significant opportunities.
For leaders of community businesses the need to understand the realities and practicalities of re-engineering your business model, transforming your culture and reinventing your organisation is vital if your organisation is to be successful and sustainable in this new world order.
Presented by Australia’s leading not-for-profit board advisor, Michael Goldsworthy. As the principal consultant at Australian Strategic Services, Michael has worked with over 6000 not-for-profit organisations during his career. Michael has a profound understanding, practical experience and proven track record in assisting leaders (boards, chief executive officers and senior management teams) transform their organisations.
This 60-minute pre-recorded webinar covers:
This webinar is suitable for directors and executive of all levels.
What is included:?
You will be emailed a download link for the webinar and associated files when you purchase.
This product is delivered as a digital download via email.
This comprehensive Clinical Governance Toolkit is essential for not-for-profit boards who must meet clinical governance requirements, no matter how demanding.
What is included in the toolkit?
The toolkit features high quality tools and policies from The Australian Governance System (TAGS) created by Australian Strategic Services.
Plus six policies that cover the boards clinical governance responsibilities:
Each policy includes an overarching governance principle, the policy itself, procedural actions (where relevant) and key performance indicators against the policy.
Culture is a crucial driver of any organisation’s success and a critical lever in its performance. The right culture builds and makes it easy to maintain a healthy and strong organisation. In this short audio book we explore nine ways that the board can shape organisational culture, as well as how the board should be thinking about it's role in culture governance.
Length: 18 minutes 10 seconds.
File Format: MP3
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This product is delivered as a digital download.
Featuring six high quality tools, from The Australian Governance System created by Australian Strategic Services, this Membership Tool Pack is essential for non-profit boards who want to effectively assess and review their organisations membership.
All of the tools in the pack are in Microsoft Word format so they can be customised for your boards and organisations individual needs. This product is a digital download and is delivered via email as a zip file containing the tools.
What tools are in the Membership Tool Pack?
The Membership Register can be used to document the membership of your organisation. It is a register of those members that wish to remain a member, have notified the organisation and have paid their annual registration fee, if registration fee is applicable.
Membership Risk Assessment Tool
The Membership Risk Assessment Tool is a tool that can be used by the Board or governance committee to identify, assess and plan for the various risks associated with membership; whether declining, static or increasing membership numbers.
Membership: Achievements, Disappointments & Learnings Tool
The Membership Achievements, Disappointments & Learnings Tool is a review tool that can be used by the Board and/or Governance Committee to ascertain the membership achievements and successes, disappointments and concerns and learnings and reflections.
Membership: SWOT Analysis Tool
The Membership SWOT Analysis Tool is a tool that can be used by the Board, Chief Executive Officer or governance committee to review the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of membership.
Membership Registration & Information Schedule
The Membership Registration & Information Schedule can be used to document the membership of your organisation. It is a register of those members that wish to remain a member, have notified the organisation and have paid their annual registration fee.
Membership/Board Succession Planning Package
The Membership/Board Succession Planning Package is a tool that can be used by the Board, Governance Committee or Board Succession/Recruitment Committee to assist it assess current members and Board members skills, knowledge and experience and determine succession/replacement strategies that need to be put in place to fill any actual or potentially vacant Board positions.
Featuring five high quality tools, from The Australian Governance System created by Australian Strategic Services, this Chief Executive Officer Performance Assessment & Review Tool pack is essential for non-profit boards who want to effectively assess their chief executive officer's performance.
Several of the tools in the pack can also be repurposed for use at the senior management team level. All of the tools in the pack are in Microsoft Word format so they can be customised for your boards and organisations individual needs. This product is a digital download and is delivered as a zip file containing the tools.
What tools are in the Chief Executive Officer Performance Assessment Tools Pack?
Chief Executive Officer Delegation Schedule Tool
The Chief Executive Officer Delegation Schedule is a tool that can be used by the Board to delegate various activities, duties or tasks to the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Management Team/Executive Team and/or Service Managers.
Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Tool One (Against Agreed Contractual Performance Measures)
The Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Tool One is a tool that can be used to measure the Chief Executive Officer's performance against agreed performance measures contained in the Chief Executive Officer's contract of employment, position description and/or performance appraisal.
Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Tool Two (Against the Strategic Plan)
The Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Tool Two is a tool that can be used by the Board and/or Chief Executive Officer Review, Remuneration & Recruitment Committee of the Board.
This tool can be re-titled and used by the Chief Executive Officer to undertake an annual performance appraisal of individual senior managers performance against the Strategic Plan.
Chief Executive Officer: Achievements, Disappointments & Learnings Tool
The Chief Executive Officer Achievements, Disappointments & Learnings Tool is a tool that can be used by the Chief Executive Officer and/or Governance Committee, Chief Executive Officer Recruitment and Review Committee or similar committee/s of the Board to ascertain the achievements and successes, disappointments and concerns and learnings and reflections of the Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Executive Officer SWOT Analysis Tool
The Chief Executive Officer SWOT Analysis Tool is a tool that can be used by the Board, Chief Executive Officer Recruitment and Review Committee, other Committees of the Board or the Chief Executive Officer to review the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Chief Executive Officer.
Featuring six high quality tools, from The Australian Governance System created by Australian Strategic Services, this Board Meeting Tools Pack is essential for non-profit boards who want to accurately and effectively record and track the various projects, initiatives or tasks that need to be undertaken. Several of the tools in the pack can also be re-purposed for use at the chief executive officer and senior management team level.
All of the tools in the pack are in Microsoft Word format so they can be customised for your boards and organisations individual needs. This product is a digital download and is delivered as a zip file containing the tools.
What tools are in the Board Meeting Tools Pack?
Annual Board Program of Work - Tool One & Tool Two
The Annual Board Program of Work is a tool that can be used to document the forthcoming projects, requirements, tasks and events it will need to undertake in the coming year/s, eg: board meetings, annual retreat, strategic planning, monitoring the strategic plan, risk management, financial planning, Annual General Meeting etc.
This tool is flexible and can be re-titled and used by the chief executive officer and/or senior management team as Annual Chief Executive Officer Program of Work or Annual Senior Management Team Program of Work, respectively.
Annual Board Program of Work - Example One & Example Two
Samples of how the Annual Board Program of Work tool can be used successfully.
Board Action List
The Board Action List is a tool that can be used by a board, chief executive officer or senior management team to record the various projects, initiatives or tasks that need to be undertaken within a defined timeframe and used to map the implementation status and who is undertaking these actions, as well as allocating any known costs.
Board Decisions Register - Tool One & Tool Two
The Board Decisions Register can be used by a board to record and monitor the implementation of decisions taken at board and/or committee or taskforce meeting.
Board Action GANTT Chart
The Board Action GANTT Chart can be used to document agreed governance/board projects, initiatives, or actions that have been agreed to at a board's annual retreat/workshop or a board's governance review/assessment or a board's meetings/forums.
This tool can be re-titled and used by the chief executive officer and/or senior management team as Chief Executive Officer Action GANTT Chart or Senior Management Team Action GANTT Chart, respectively.
Featuring six high quality tools, from The Australian Governance System created by Australian Strategic Services, this Board Assessment & Review Tool Pack is essential for non-profit boards who want to effectively assess and review their governance, conflicts of interest, meetings and board member skills.
What tools are in the Board Assessment & Review Tool Pack?
Board Meeting Evaluation Tool
The Board Meeting Evaluation Tool has been designed to assist individual directors and the Board as a whole to review and reflect upon a range of pre-Board, Board and post-Board activities, processes and tools.
Board Governance Analysis Tool
The Board Governance Analysis Tool enables a Board to undertake a self-assessment of its current and future modus operandi and behaviours.
Board & Chief Executive Officer Conflict of Interest Register
The Board & Chief Executive Officer Conflict of Interest Register is used to discuss and document any potential, actual or perceived conflicts of interest that individual Board members may have.
Board Conflict of Interest Tool
The Board Conflict of Interest Tool assists the Boards and/or individual Board members to identify, discuss and address actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest; an area many individual Board members or Boards find difficult to discuss, let alone address.
Board Skills Matrix Tool
The Board Skills Matrix Tool is used to promote discussion and assist in the documentation of individual Board members and the collective Board's skills, experience and knowledge.
Governance Due Diligence Checklist
The Governance Due Diligence Checklist which comes in two sections.
Section 1. Governance Structure, Documents, Tools and Templates Checklist ?Section 2. Governance Processes, Mechanisms or Events Checklist
The Governance Due Diligence Checklist Tool enables a Board to undertake an internal audit of its governance structure, documents, tools and templates, along with governance processes, mechanisms and events. Please note it does not provide a 100% checklist of all the governance processes, principles, policies, procedures, indicators, documentation or tools that should form part of a comprehensive and contemporary governance system.
This pack of tools is part of a series of tool packs from The Australian Governance System.
Featuring two high quality tools, from The Australian Governance System created by Australian Strategic Services, this Board Induction & Succession Tool Pack is essential for non-profit boards who want to plan their board member induction and board member succession.
Board Succession Planning Package
The Board Succession Planning Package is used by the Board, Governance Committee or Board Succession/Recruitment Committee to assist it in assessing current Board members' skills, knowledge and experience and determine succession/replacement strategy that need to be put in place to fill any actual or potentially vacant Board positions.
Director Appointment & Induction Register
The Director Appointment & Induction Register is used by the Governance Committee, Succession Committee or Board to assist in the appointment and induction of new directors. It enables the Board to keep a register of appointment and induction activities, documents or processes that have been delivered/undertaken by/to a new Board member.
This Board Performance & Remuneration Toolkit is essential for not-for-profit boards who are considering remunerating board members, currently remunerate and want to link it to performance, or simply want to understand more about what is involved in remunerating board members. The toolkit will also be useful for individual board members who want to further understand board member remuneration.
The toolkit features five high quality tools, from The Australian Governance System (TAGS) created by Australian Strategic Services:
Plus you’ll also receive the following: