Orientation to NFP Board Leadership Program

Leveraging your specialist professional skills and experience as an NFP board member can make a significant impact towards an NFP organisation . But it’s your role as a leader which will set you apart as a board member: how you take up your  board role, the dynamics around the board table, how decisions are made, aligning with vision, mission and values.

Register now for the June 2017 program.

Our Orientation to NFP Board Leadership Program takes a holistic approach to an NFP board role, considering the technical requirements and focusing on the all-important leadership needed to be a high-performing NFP board member.

Equally useful in your professional role, this leadership program will encourage, empower and equip you to fulfil NFP board roles skilfully and with confidence.

Who should attend:

• Recently appointed NFP board members
• NFP board members who have not previously undertaken formal board role development
• Those considering or aspiring to an NFP board role
• NFP executives and managers seeking to understand the roles and responsibilities of board members

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2017


What's covered: 

Introduction to Good Governance
Richard Dent OAM, Chief Executive, Leadership Victoria

Financial Obligations of Board Members 
Darren Scammel (WCLP 2003), Partner, KPMG 

Legal Obligations of Board Members 
Jeremy Blackshaw (WCLP 2000), Minter Ellison

Strategy: The Board's Role 
Geoff Donovan, Chair, EW Tipping Foundation. Principal, Purpose Law  

Board Processes  

Victoria Triggs (WCLP 1995), Director, Leading Lady Consultancy
Mark Heintz (WCLP 1999), Chief Executive Officer, Pastoral Pork Company Pty Ltd (T/A Otway Pork). Chair, Board Lentara Unity Care   

Board Communications and Motivation 
Stella Clark PhD GAICD, Stella Connect

Barriers and Challenges to Fulfilling a Board Role
Liz Bishop, Deputy CEO, Melbourne City Mission    
Paul Bird, CEO, Australian Volunteers International

Individual Skills Assessment

The Role of Leadership Victoria in Facilitations Board Connections

Program facilitators:

Janice van Reyk (WCLP 1995), Non-Executive Director
Tony Matthews (WCLP 2010), Manager Leadership Development, Leadership Victoria


9.00am-5.00pm, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2017. Register now.


JJ Clark Room
Level 1, Old Treasury Building
20 Spring Street, Melbourne


Early Bird (closes 1 May): $660.00 incl. GST
GC members/paid alumni: $660.00 incl. GST
Standard: $770.00 incl. GST

For more information, contact us:; P: (03) 96516590

Two full scholarships are available for each series of the Orientation to NFP Board Leadership Program. Apply here.

Read our Terms and Conditions here.