Developing Your Committee

We recognise the importance of professional development in the workplace to keep staff up to date with industry requirements, enthused about the work they do, and inspired to do new and exciting things.  But often we overlook the importance of doing this with members...

Succession Planning

I have had a number of queries about succession planning recently, so I thought it was timely to revisit this topic. Start by thinking about the mix of skills your committee needs, compared with those you currently have around the table.  For example, do you need to...

‘Women on Boards’

‘Women on Boards’ (WOB) is an organisation that works to support women from all over Australia to be selected for board positions across the country.  WOB began in 2001 as an informal network of business women, and in 2006 was formally established as a company with...

Fiduciary Duty

Any member of any organisation’s governing body – be it boards, committees, councils etc – has a Fiduciary Duty imposed upon them with which they must always comply. But many people either don’t understand what this means for them, or are unsure how to comply with it....

Planning for the year ahead

The new financial year is just around the corner, and it will bring with it all sorts of new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls.  So in order to best capitalise on these opportunities, and to avoid those pitfalls, it is important to plan for the year ahead....