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Governance Podcast

The Grower Group Alliance has released a six episode Governance training podcast especially for Grower Group committees and staff in 2021.

The series features Peter Fitzpatrick, renowned Governance instructor and is designed to assist not for profit groups to lead with impact, confidence and compliance.

The podcast is a great resource for new committee members with no prior governance training or unable to make it to the annual 1 day training workshop. It’s also ideal for those more experienced keen to refresh their knowledge.

The Podcast has been brought to life with support of the CBH Group as part of the GGA Governance Capacity Building program.

Summary

Episode 1 – Directors Responsibilities
Episode 2 – Directors Responsibilities (cont)
Episode 3 – Achieving Best Practice Board Performance
Episode 4 – Achieving Best Practice Board Performance (cont)
Episode 5 – The Board’s Role in Strategy and Risk
Episode 6 – Financial Responsibilities and Performance

Episode 01 – Director’s Responsibilities

Duration:  0:34:47
0:00:00 Introduction
0:02:00 Welcome Peter
0:02:08 What are some of the major issues for not for profit (NFP) boards?
0:06:17 GGA Ad: Find your local Grower Group
0:06:38 What is the meaning of not for profit and how are NFP entities different to other organisations?
0:09:59 What is corporate governance and why is it important?
0:13:17 Podcast
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0:13:57 What are the key responsibilities for directors?
0:17:44 What are the different types of directors?
0:23:50 GGA Ad: GGA Calendar Ad
0:24:16 Does the standard template constitution include capacity for all the different types of directors?
0:25:59 How do you navigate issues around de facto directors
0:29:37 Who can we contact for more information?
0:31:27 Network Question: If you were moving into an EO role what aspects of governance would you prioritise being familiar with?
0:34:00 Wrap-up

Episode 02 – Director’s Responsibilities (Cont.)

Duration:  0:32:49
0:00:00 Introduction
0:02:00 Welcome Peter
0:02:28 How do conflicts of interest arise and how are they managed?
0:05:52 GGA Ad: Find your local Grower Group
0:06:15 What are the tests for responsible decision making?
0:09:49 What rights do directors have?
0:14:27 Podcast Sponsor: CBH Group Ad
0:15:08 Who regulates NFP organisations and what are the annual reporting requirements?
0:20:37 What type of insurance protection do NFP organisations need?
0:26:29 GGA Ad: GGA Calendar Ad
0:26:55 Network Question (Phone-in): How should organisations/boards/committees engage with their local or regional aboriginal communities? How do they know who speaks for that country?
0:32:03 Wrap-up

Episode 03 – Achieving Best Practice Board Performance

Duration:  0:34:16
0:00:00 Introduction
0:02:00 Welcome Peter
0:02:09 How do directors add value as individuals and as a Board?
0:07:25 What are the Seven Golden Rules for directors?
0:10:16 GGA Ad: Find your local Grower Group
0:10:37 Why is questioning a key skill for directors?
0:15:52 What are the key elements of Leadership at Board level?
0:20:17 Podcast Sponsor: CBH Group Ad
0:20:58 What is the role of the board in achieving a strong culture?
0:27:13 GGA Ad: GGA Calendar Ad
0:27:53 Network Question: In NFP how do we ensure that the value of a skills based Board of Directors (or committee) are seen as the valuable asset they are by the operational team or staff?
0:30:20 How do you assist staff in seeing the committee/board as a valuable asset?
0:33:31 Wrap-up

Episode 04 – Achieving Best Practice Board Performance (Cont.)

Duration:  0:39:14
0:00:00 Introduction
0:02:00 Welcome Peter
0:02:05 What is the role of the Chair?
0:09:03 GGA Ad: Find your local Grower Group
0:09:26 How do you ensure good Chair and Board -CEO and staff relationships?
0:15:20 Podcast Sponsor: CBH Group Ad
0:16:00 Why is workplace engagement important?
0:21:05 When are board committees needed and  how do they report back to the Board?
0:25:43 GGA Ad: GGA Calendar Ad
0:26:12 Why is it important for Boards to evaluate their performance?
0:33:00 Network Question: How do small communities ensure succession in a volunteer based system that is already overloaded or burnt out?
0:38:25 Wrap-up

Episode 05 – The Board’s Role in Strategy and Risk

Duration:  0:41:06
0:00:00 Introduction
0:02:00 Welcome Peter
0:02:06 What are the key  board responsibilities for developing strategy in a NFP organisation?
0:08:06 GGA Ad: Find your local Grower Group
0:08:29 What are the key ingredients of a successful strategy?
0:13:07 How often should the strategic plan be reviewed?
0:15:57 Why do so many organisations fail to deliver on strategy?
0:21:12 Podcast Sponsor: CBH Group Ad
0:21:53 What are the different responsibilities of the board and management for risk?
0:29:38 GGA Ad: GGA Calendar Ad
0:30:05 What are the key tools and processes for managing risk?
0:35:20 Network Question: How do Executive Officers ensure that sufficient time is spent on strategy and planning when their boards are community people with other priorities?

Episode 06 – Financial Responsibilities and Performance

Duration:  0:43:08
0:00:00 Introduction
0:02:00 Welcome Peter
0:02:16 What are the statutory financial responsibilities for a NFP Board?0:08:04 GGA Ad: Find your local Grower Group0:08:26 What are the main financial statements and how are they linked?
0:16:30 What are the warning signs for insolvency?
0:21:35 Podcast Sponsor: CBH Group Ad
0:22:15 What are the key requirements for analysing financial performance?
0:28:09 What are the financial reporting obligations for a NFP organisation?
0:35:29 GGA Ad: GGA Calendar Ad
0:35:57 Network Question: Is there a way that NFPs can retain their values and independence if they are quasi statutory or government funded?
0:38:33 Network Question:  What is the correct process for members of an organisation to be paid for work within an organisation of which they are a member?

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19 Feb 2021