Governance Foundations for NGOs in Asia

Gain a solid understanding of your professional duties and responsibilities as a NGO director. Lay a solid foundation of knowledge as you cover governance, strategy, risk and financial performance and make a lasting contribution to both your board and community organisation.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This course is designed for directors and executives working for or aspiring to join the board of an NGO.

This program is suitable for:

  • Executives accepting their first directorship on an NGO board

  • Those who are considering accepting a directorship

  • Executives who report directly to a board

  • Directors who are seeking to transition into NGO directorship

  • Directors of NGOs

Course learnings

What will you learn?

Participants will gain an understanding of fundamental compliance and performance related roles and responsibilities of NGO directors, specifically in the areas of governance, risk, financial performance and strategy.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the key duties and responsibilities of NGO directors working across the Asian region

  • Appreciate the potential personal liability of directors

  • Understand the application of governance structures across the NGO sector

  • Consider distinctions and implications of directors’ roles across the NGO sector compared to other sectors

  • Understand the role of directors in formulating and overseeing strategy

  • Identify and mitigate risks faced by international NGO directors Understand the link between financial statements and the financial story behind the organisation
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The course is led by practicing NGO directors from a range of organisations and taught in an interactive manner.

This course comprises two interactive facilitated sessions over one day:

Duties and Responsibilities of the NGO Director

  • Understand of the role of the NGO director in governing the organisation and how this differs from the for-profit sector

  • Understand the potential personal liability of directors and committee members

  • Appreciate the balance between compliance and performance roles

Strategy and Risk for the NGO Director

  • Appreciate the director’s role in setting and overseeing strategy while monitoring risk

  • Identify the link between strategy and risk management, risk culture and effective leadership

  • Enhance organisational performance through effective contribution to strategy Understand personal risk appetite and how this affects board decisions

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Why learn with us?


The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

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