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Masterclass (Auckland): Governance - Building the Dream Board

  • Ferndale House New North Rd Auckland (map)

We join boards to make a difference in our communities. To do this well, we need to ensure they are functioning well and really adding value, as they lead the organisation into the future.

This workshop is for board members who feel they have an understanding of governance, but are looking for the skills and knowledge to create a high performing leadership team - with the people and resources we have available to us. During the highly interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore their board’s roles and responsibilities, as well as work with a range of tools and processes to deepen governance practice.

Specific Topics Covered Include:

- Boards as Leaders

- Board/Chair/Manager relationships

- What should we really expect from the Chair?

- Leadership recruitment & succession

- Planning for better meetings

- Effective group decision-making

- Dealing with difficult people.


Garth Nowland-Foreman is LEAD’s Governance Guru. He has worked in, with and around non-profits since he started his an environment group with fellow school mates. His love affair with voluntary and community organistaions has continued unabated ever since. Garth has developed curriculum and taught (part-time) in a graduate programmes on non-profit leadership and management. He is a highly regarded workshop facilitator and has widely research and written on non-profit organisations - most recently co-authoring the Australia/New Zealand chapter of Wiley/Boardsource’s book, Global Best Practices for Nonprofit Boards, (2018). Garth also draws on extensive practical experience as a manager, chair and board member with numerous non-profits (large and small, local and national, membership association, social change and service delivery).

For more information about the day, contact Garth on or 021 395532


Cost $225+gst per person

This includes delicious light lunch  (Please advise of any special dietary requirements when you book)

Scholarships are available if finance is a barrier. Because this is especially valuable for Chairs and Managers to attend together, a special reduced fee of $125+gst for the second person from the same organisation.

Full refunds available up to 10 days before workshop. Partial refunds up to 3 days before workshop. Places always transferable to another person.

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