The Role of the Not-for-Profit Chair

The Role of the Not-For-Profit Chair short course provides an in-depth analysis of a chair's accountabilities and relationships with other board members and the CEO. This is a rare opportunity to discuss issues such as board selection, board processes, communication, CEO succession planning and the unique challenges facing the sector's boards. 

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This short course is suitable for experienced or aspiring chairs in the not-for-profit sector.

This course is suitable for chairs, deputy chairs and those preparing themselves for this role in the not-for-profit sector. 

We recommend that participants complete the Foundations of Directorship or the Company Directors Course before undertaking this course. 


Course learnings

What will you learn?

This short course covers key elements of the role of the not-for-profit chair, including how best to manage stakeholder expectations and governance challenges.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the various roles of the chairman both inside and outside the boardroom

  • Learn about the leadership role of the chairman

  • Identify how best to deal with particular situations

  • Acknowledge the specific challenges and dependencies chairmen of not-for-profit organisations face

  • Working lunch with the opportunity to discuss issues and network with other NFP chairmen
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The Role of the Not-for-Profit Chair is delivered over one day and is led by expert facilitators with real-world experience. 

Mode of study

Group discussions and interactive working sessions will be led by an experienced facilitator. 


5 hour session.

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Our In-House service can work with you to build tailored development
solutions that meet the unique needs of your board or organisation.

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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