Women’s governance scholarship opportunity

Apply for an ICDA scholarship and we can help you do it

Our acclaimed Diploma of Business (Governance) BSB50715 – Australia’s only accredited qualification for not-for-profit governance – continues to impress, up skill and enrich participants.

In a move to further break through the barriers of unconscious bias, cultural and structural issues that often preclude women from leadership positions, the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) is offering 25 $1000 scholarships for women towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and likely impact for the communities served by each recipient.

To learn more about the WLIA, this scholarship offering and the application process, visitwww.communitydirectors.com.au/scholarships

Hurry, scholarships applications close at 3:00pm AEST, 26 September 2016.

Nonprofit Masterclass in Advanced Strategy, Risk and Governance

Attached please find details about a forthcoming course being conducted by Capricornia Training Company in collaboration with internationally renowned speaker, Steve Bowman.  We all know that astute, sophisticated governance and leadership skills are in strong demand in business, but perhaps even more so in the not for profit world.

This Masterclass will shake long-held beliefs about strategy, risk and governance. CEOs, senior executives, Chairs and Board Members should not miss this event. If you and your Board would benefit from the renewal of energy and the skills to become even more strategic and innovative, then this program is for you. If you have new Board members who would benefit from the latest in strategic thinking and governance practices and would you like the latest and most powerful strategies to get your board truly engaged and making the decisions that create the desired future for the community you serve, then this program is definitely for you! This is THE Masterclass in the truest sense of the word.  Even the most experienced non-profit leaders and board members will walk away with new ideas that can be put into practice your first day back in the office.

Steve will take us on a journey of renewal and revitalisation, leaving his audience inspired and armed with practical tools and tips that can be applied at work, at home, and in their communities.  Numbers are limited for this course so get in early to secure your place.

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320 Australia-wide Scholarships for Not-for-Profit Directors and Chairs

Two major philanthropic trusts are collaborating to offer up to 320 scholarships to help not-for-profit organisations enhance their governance.

The Perpetual Foundation and JS Love Trust are funding the scholarships which will allow directors and chairs of not-for-profits to attend governance courses run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

A research study by the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia and the Australian Scholarships Foundation has established links between the scholarship program and improved performance by individual directors and boards.

Applications are open until Monday, 27 October 2014.

The courses will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in February 2015. For more information and to apply, visit www.scholarships.org.au






Masterclass in Governance for Not For Profit Boards – 28th March 2014 COST $595pp OR $550 2 or more from same org

All registrants receive a free copy of the nonprofit e-book “The Conscious Chief Executive”.

Date:       Friday 28th March, 2014  8:30am – 5:00pm

Venue:    MECOBE  Corner William and Bolsover Streets, Rockhampton

Cost:        $595(GST incl.) for one person or $550(GST incl.) per person for two or more people from same organisation

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Indigenous Governance Awards Closing Soon

Reconciliation Australia has just launched the prestigious Indigenous Governance Awards and is now seeking applications from outstanding organisations. As part of your delivery of services to the Indigenous community we are asking if you would promote these fantastic awards throughout your extensive networks. You’re also probably aware of a range of potential contenders.

Entering the awards:

· Two categories – Category A is for incorporated organisations & Category B is for unincorporated, groups, projects or initiatives. This is the first year we’re looking for examples of outstanding Indigenous governance in projects, initiatives or groups that aren’t incorporated.

· Application forms and application guidelines are on our website www.reconciliation.org.au/iga

Nominations: This year we’re accepting nominations and referrals so if you know of a great organisation or project that deserves to be in the running, you can send us their details iga@reconciliation.org.au and we’ll encourage them to apply and offer assistance with the application process.

Do you know an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or project that is really kicking goals?

Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton are proud to launch the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards, now open for applications and nominations.

The Awards are looking for outstanding examples of Indigenous governance in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisations, projects or initiatives. The Awards recognise and promote effective, innovative, courageous and creative leadership and decision-making that show Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people determining and driving real change.

$60,000 in prize money
NEW category recognising effective Indigenous governance in non-incorporated projects or initiatives

“I know Indigenous people can succeed because I’ve seen it. We are capable, we can lead, and we can make changes for the better. Indigenous success is all around us. Let’s learn from what works and let’s breed that success.’” Professor Mick Dodson, Chair, Indigenous Governance Awards

Apply now! To find out more, apply or nominate for the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards go to www.reconciliation.org.au/iga or contact the Indigenous Governance Awards team on 02 6273 9200 or iga@reconciliation.org.au

Applications and nominations close 31 May 2012.

Evening workshop Essentials for Busy Boards of NGO’s Rockhampton

Please find attached the invite for the Rockhampton evening session – ESSENTIALS FOR BUSY BOARDS that will be held on Tuesday 22 May 2012 at Home Support Association, 19 Cavell Street, Wandal. This workshop is designed specifically for individuals that sit on a board/committee of any community service organisation.

The session will commence at 6pm through to 9pm and will focus on the essential things that non-government boards need to be focussed on such as structure, procedures and the importance of succession planning. This workshop was held in Rockhampton in February and is returning due to popular demand and positive feedback about the relevance of the workshop. Due to the pressures of time and work that boards/committees have we have designed this into a condensed evening session. Workbooks and resource CD’s will be supplied as part of the course.

Please ensure RSVP’s are back into the NDS office by 16 May 2012.

Catherine Goodall
Project Officer
Ph: 07 3357 4188
Fax: 07 3357 4288
Email: catherine.goodall@nds.org.au

Web: www.nds.org.auNDSFlier_Rockhampton_May