Practical Governance & Leadership Sydney Master Class Report



The second Practical Governance and Leadership Master Class was held at the Novotel Brighton Beach, in Sydney. Chief executive officers and board members representing a range of not-for-profit organisations in education, community services, religious and disability sectors attended the event.


Delegates received their toolkits containing a variety of handouts, a workbook and a CD that included a selection of useful board governance tools.


Kevin Larkins opened the welcoming plenary with a half hour presentation outlining the key points required to build the backbone of good board governance. The delegates then split into two groups to hear presentations and discussions with Marion Stanway and Kevin covering the important roles that a high performance culture and good leadership culture play in forming their organisation’s governance framework.


At the networking lunch served in the Baygarden Restaurant overlooking the sunny bay outside, delegates shared tables and made new connections. Judging by the animated level of conversation throughout the day, the material sparked many interesting discussions and reflections on ideas.




The team at Better Boards Australasia is keen to ensure attendees at all the Better Boards Master Classes receive the best value and learnings available. With this in mind, presenter’s Marion and Kevin have developed their presentations to fit as closely as possible to the varied requirements of attendees.


Meanwhile Better Boards Australasia has developed Better Boards Connect, an online forum where delegates from all the Better Boards Master Classes will be able to connect with new contacts made at the master class they attended and continue conversations from the day.


Better Boards Connect will allow delegates to begin forum topics, ask questions, read articles and connect with each other both within their own master class group and across all Better Boards master class groups.



What are people saying about the Sydney Master Class?


“Gave me a good sense of my role in the board and what I could offer the board.”
“Reinforced ideas and gave food for thought”
“Interesting to discuss and reflect on many ideas”
“Interesting and and beneficial in taking a look at ideas from different perspectives”
“Very positive. Practical tools to take my organisation forward.”
“Learned a lot, felt engaged.”





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Better Boards Australasia connects the leaders of Australasian non-profit organisations to the knowledge and networks necessary to grow and develop their leadership skills and build a strong governance framework for their organisation.

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