Is your NFP considering merging?

There are many reasons for not-for-profit organisations to consider merger activities. This course explores when and why this is a good option and the roles and responsibilities of the board and management. It will also step you through the different stages of the process from strategic considerations right through to post-merger evaluation.

Learn from experienced facilitators and fellow NFP directors and gain the clarity and direction you need to ensure a successful outcome.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This online course is suitable for not-for-profit directors who are:

  • considering merger activities for their organisation
Course expectations

What can you expect?

Our flexible online courses fit into your busy schedule and feature the same expert guidance and support as our face-to-face sessions. Our online tutors are experienced company directors, selected for their extensive knowledge of the board environment and their ability to engage and connect with participants.

Participants will:

  • Be part of a cohort learning together over the structured four-week course
  • Review resources and information independently week-by-week
  • Check in with fellow participants to test their assumptions, discuss dilemmas and share experiences using online discussion forums
  • Access support from an online tutor on our online discussion forums and two live (and recorded) virtual classrooms
  • Be required to spend at least 1.5 to 2 hours per week reviewing materials and participating in course activities
Course learnings

What will you learn?

The course will help you understand the commercial, legal and strategic challenges and the stages involved in preparing and successfully undertaking merger activities in the NFP sector. As part of an online cohort, with the support of your online tutor, you will explore:

  • The duties and governance responsibilities of the board;
  • Distinguishing features of the not-for-profit sector ;
  • When and why organisations in the not-for-profit sector merge;
  • The roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved in merger activities;
  • The stages of the merger process; and
  • Real-life case studies and scenarios to bring learnings to life.

After completing this course you will:

  • Have clarity on the board’s role in the business, and how it contributes value and drives performance;
  • Have a deeper understanding of the NFP sector including the key regulatory bodies and the unique challenges the sector faces now and into the future;
  • Be clear on the different reasons for entering into merger activities;
  • Understand the role of the board, management and organisational teams in supporting merger activities;
  • Have a clear process to follow starting at the strategic planning stage right through to the evaluation stage; and
  • Be confident in your role in guiding your organisation to a successful outcome.
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Course Outline

Below is a week-by-week breakdown of the course.

Week 1:

  • The role and responsibilities of the board and how it adds value to the business

Week 2:

  • An exploration of the NFP sector including the trends and challenges facing the sector

Week 3:

  • An examination of merger activity in the not-for-profit sector including the different stakeholders involved

Week 4:

  • The steps and processes involved in merger activities

Why learn with us?

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Contemporary Content

Designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts, our courses offer contemporary content that is updated annually. Course materials include recent case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for directors of today and tomorrow.
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Expert Facilitators

Our course facilitators boast extensive real-world director experience and undergo a rigorous selection and development process to ensure they are equipped to create an interactive and engaging learning environment.
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High-Calibre Participants

Connect with and learn from a diverse group of experienced senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving their impact and leadership in the boardroom and the performance of their business.
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Widely Recognised

By undertaking one of our highly regarded programs you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance and can earn the widely recognised post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors.

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