Advanced Not-for-Profit Governance

Exclusively designed for experienced not-for-profit directors, this course offers a unique opportunity to focus on the complex strategic and cultural issue facing the sector.


Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This program is suitable for experienced not-for-profit directors.

This program is suitable for experienced not-for-profit directors seeking to improve board and organisational outcomes or experienced directors wishing to transition into not-for-profit directorship.

Participants should have foundation level knowledge in governance prior to enrolling in this program.

Participants may choose to complete Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors, Foundations of Directorship or the Company Directors Course as preparation for attending this program.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

This short course covers key aspects of not-for-profit directorship, including developing and implementing effective strategy, boardroom best practice and organisational performance.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Lead the executive, organisation and stakeholders in the areas of strategy and risk

  • Efficiently address issues facing the board with respect to fundraising and sponsorship

  • Monitor, evaluate and influence the financial performance of your organisation

  • Evaluate and monitor strategic plans

  • Appropriately influence board structure, processes and behaviour

  • Make more effective decisions as a board

  • Conduct efficient and productive board meetings

  • Effectively support your CEO to achieve performance goals

  • Address the challenges of meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders

  • Evaluate the performance of your board and its committees

  • Develop and implement a succession plan for your board
Course expectations

What can you expect?

Over two days you will undertake interactive working sessions facilitated by practising not-for-profit directors. This short course is a great opportunity to discuss specific issues with your facilitator and network with like-minded directors. 

Advanced Not-for-Profit Governance consists of two full-day courses: 

Day 1: Driving and Monitoring Not-for-Profit Performance

Develop an understanding of key strategic considerations for boards in enhancing the sustainability of the NFP organisation. This includes structural considerations and approaches to funding issues and increasing revenue (advertising, sponsorship, grants, commercial providers/partners, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures).

Day 2: Not-for-Profit Board Dynamics

Gain insights into effective board compositions, board structures and internal board processes that will improve decision making and increase the value your board adds to the organisation. Take away practical tools to improve your board’s engagement with stakeholders.

Mode of study

Group discussions and interactive working sessions will be facilitated by practising not-for-profit directors from a range of organisations. 


Two full days.


Customised courses for your board or organisation

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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