Community Governance

A new series of four videos has been created that aims to help those who are new to the Chair role and to prepare people who may aspire to take on the position. 

These videos are part of the National Action Plan for Community Governance, created by a group of organisations and community leaders to create resources to support people in board roles in community organisations. The Action Plan has six key outcome areas, one of which is that ‘All Boards are well chaired’.

There is currently little support available to Chairs for the technical knowledge and skill development needed to be an effective Chair. The Plan addresses this initially with free on-line training sessions that will be available to new and aspiring Chairs.

The content for these videos was created with the input of more than 30 experienced board chairs, based on their experiences about what they wished they knew when they got their first chair role. 

We invite you to hear from a line-up of expert speakers as they present the Chairing the Board video toolkit and host a panel discussion for new and aspiring Chairs of community organisations.

Wednesday 14 April, 12.00 – 1.00 pm via Zoom

Session Facilitator:

Dr Jo Cribb - Programme Manager, National Strategy for Community Governance

The Presenters:

Prabha Ravi - Chair, Hutt Valley District Health Board Consumer Council

Kaye Maree Dunn - Director, Making Everything Achievable

Roger Palairet - Chair, Wellington Community Trust                    

Garth Nowland Foreman - Partner, LEAD Centre for NFP Governance & Leadership 

This event is your chance to sample some of the content of the video toolkit and to hear several highly experienced Chairs of community and for-purpose organisations present the information you need to know as a new Chair. There will also be time for attendees to ask the panel their own questions about Chairing the Board though our live chat.

Please register here