The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) hosted 10 community directors and not-for-profit leaders recently at Our Community House in Melbourne for the latest in ICDA’s face-to-face training series.
The session, “Good governance and understanding your constitution”, comprised an intensive half-day session equipping directors with the tools to do their work properly, and a chance to workshop real-life problems with their peers in a roundtable format.
Attendees covered conflicts of interest, relationships with CEOs, transparency, good structures and much more, but trainer Jon Staley, who hosted the event, said the chance to workshop real-life issues facing organisations was the biggest benefit.
“The quality of the conversations is what really makes these sessions work,” he said.
ICDA general manager Adele Stowe-Lindner said the in-person sessions were a great accompaniment to the organisation’s suite of online training options.
“We’re not taking these face-to-face sessions for granted and we’re noticing not-for-profit directors really enjoying the chance to connect in person.”
“I couldn’t help overhearing one of the directors who said ‘This is exactly what I needed.’ If that’s the case then we’re doing our jobs right.”
ICDA is planning face-to-face sessions nearly every month in the future on topics such as finances, fundraising and conflict negotiation.
The next in-person session (“Good governance, great results”) will be held over two hours at Our Community House in Melbourne from 6pm AEDT on Monday, February 20.
Visit ICDA’s training page for more ideas on amping up your skills.