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Governance e-course [2022]

A self paced e-course ideal for new or experienced committee members or staff of not-for-profit groups. The online format supports those who prefer to study from the convenience of their home with content comprising six easy paced modules over three months (May/June/July) involving 12 hours study in total.


Sound Governance is the foundation of a healthy, functional not for profit organisation and your committee, volunteers and staff can improve impact in your community with up to date governance training. Key benefits of this course include:

  • Understand your role and obligations on the board of your not for profit
  • Improve the performance of the board and organisation
  • Deepen your understanding of governance so that you can help grow your incorporated organisation
  • Learn alongside others who share common not-for-profit challenges
  • Access insights from committee/board members with extensive experience in governance featured within course content


Total study/ engagement is around 12 hours over the three months with one self paced module released every 2 weeks, 1-2pm

All session recorded for playback if you miss the live interactive session.

Late participants can join in after the course has started, however it is a responsibility of the participant to catch up and be engaged in the learning process.

Module Dates

Proposed module dates – 29 April orientation, then modules on 13 May, 27 May, 10 June, 24 June, 8 July, 22 July.

Orientation (including intro to Constitutions) / April 29

Module 1- Introduction to Not for Profit governance / 13 May

Module 2 – Navigating key documents / 27 May

Module 3 – Financials / 10 June

Module 4 – Volunteers and Employees / 24 June

Module 5 – Strategy / 8 July

Module 6 – Performance / 22 July

Participant Time Commitment

It’s estimated you will need around 1- 2 hours every 2 weeks for 3 months (12 hours total). You will need to:

  1. Have time to read, prepare and reflect on fundamental governance principles
  2. Have time to view modules (1 hour) and support resources
  3. Have the ability to participate or play back in a total of six online webinars
  4. Commit to transferring the knowledge gained to your not for profit once modules are completed
  5. Students have 2 weeks to complete each module
  6. Material is accessible 6 months past the course completion

Community Groups Welcome

The GGA Governance training program is sponsored by CBH Group as part of their regional community investment program so is also open to members of the public involved with not-for-profit groups outside of the agriculture industry such as school P&C’s, footy club, swim clubs, RSL, regional community event committees etc. Attendance by a diverse mixture of volunteers from community groups that face common challenges enriches the cohort with valuable peer to peer experience sharing during the training.

Learning Methods

  • Recorded and live sessions
  • Slides
  • Online tools and hard copy resources for each module
  • Questions during the presentation
  • Interviews in each module
  • Pop up quizzes post
  • Relevant statistics and data for NFPs aligned to each module
  • Checklists


There is space for 70 delegates in the 2022 intake. 35 places are specifically set aside for GGA Network members.

Remaining places available for community leaders and employees of incorporated associations, such as those from community and sporting associations and clubs wishing to extend their governance skills. Spread the word!

*If interest is very strong we may need to restrict participants to a maximum of 4 per group/organisation.


It’s free for staff/committee/volunteers serving regional WA not for profit groups!

As part of their generous commitment to growing governance capability and building strong regional WA communities, workshop participation is sponsored by CBH Group.

Tuition and inclusions valued at $330 per person.

If you would like to do the course and are not a regional volunteer or involved with a regional NFP above you are still able to join in but a $330 participant fee may apply.


Contact Kallista Bolton to discuss if this relates to you: kbolton@gga.org.au | 0421 623 406

Other Governance Training Options

GGA has four FREE governance training options this year to support not-for-profit groups to achieve improved functionality and impact.

12 hour Governance e-course
6 hour 1 day Governance Workshop
3 Hour Reading Financial Statements Workshop
3 Hour Business Models Masterclass

Plus we have a free six episode Governance Podcast available to listen to available on demand 24/7.

Click through to Eventbrite to browse the 2022 collection.

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Posted on

13 May 2022