Stepping Up: Mastering the Role of Chairperson

Stepping Up: Mastering the Role of Chairperson

Aaron Goldsworthy

Aaron Goldsworthy

Senior Consultant @ Australian Strategic Services

Live On: Thursday 16 May 2024, 1.00pm – 2.30pm (AEST)

1 - 3 people: $85.00 per person
4 - 10 people: $340.00 for the group

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Better Boards is pleased to present "Stepping Up: Mastering the Role of Chairperson" in partnership with Aaron Goldsworthy, Senior Consultant @ Australian Strategic Services.

Many directors are thrust into the chairperson or president position by default, often because they have the most tenure or because no one else stepped forward.

This panel offers chairpersons at any stage of their career — aspiring, new, or experienced — practical advice and strategies to refine their chairing skills.

The panel will explore a variety of crucial topics that contribute to an effective board/chairperson dynamic including these key questions:

  • What does the chairperson role entail?
  • Why is the chairperson’s role so critical in the boardroom?
  • What are the essential strategies for being an effective chairperson?
  • How can a chairperson implement practical approaches to contemporary leadership?
  • What are the specific roles and responsibilities of a chairperson?
  • What skills, knowledge, and experience are required to take on the position?
  • How does an effective chairperson add value and benefit to an organisation?

Plus you’ll learn how adopting a proactive approach in up-skilling existing directors for the chairperson role, or attracting and retaining skilled individuals, can transform your board’s performance and discover essential strategies for current and aspiring chairpersons to excel in their roles.

If you are committed to building a board that works effectively and collaboratively, adding tangible value to your organisation, don’t miss this webinar.


Aaron Goldsworthy – Senior Consultant @ Australian Strategic Services (Panel Moderator)

Aaron Goldsworthy A Senior Consultant with Australian Strategic Services for over 5 years Aaron assists boards and individual directors to not only understand what their duties at law are but the future aged care and healthcare looks like. He has worked with a wide variety of aged care and health care boards, chief executive officers and executives on a range of projects including detailed review of where the Board’s or organisations documentation and processes sit against standards, quality frameworks and legislation, board assessments and reviews, drafting and documenting enterprise/organisation wide governance and risk management frameworks, strategic planning, business development, amalgamations and mergers and industry big picture trends and research.

Michelle Oates - Principal Solicitor @ Connect Family

Michelle Oates Michelle is an experienced and passionate senior lawyer who leads with passion, integrity and confidence. She believes in an “open door” style of leadership, hiring the best talent and developing their skills with a combination of leading by example and encouraging self determination. She is community orientated and contributes to her regional community through her various non executive board roles including Director of Lower Murray Water, member of the Governance Committee of Lower Murray Water and Chair of Chaffey Aged Care. Michelle is passionate about self education and improvement and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Northern Mallee Leadership Program. She is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Women in Water Network.

Glenn Hardwick - Chief Executive Officer, Christian Homes Tasmania

Glenn Hardwick Glenn is the CEO of Christian Homes Tasmania Ltd, a not for profit aged care provider providing residential, homecare and independent living services to the elderly in Southern Tasmania. Previous positions have included Deputy CEO of OneCare Ltd, Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for Tasmania, Deputy Commissioner and forensic accountant for the Tasmanian Corporate Affairs office, as well as numerous positions with the Tasmanian and NSW Health Authorities. Glenn is the voluntary Board Chairman of Community Transport Services Tasmania (CTST) and was previously a State Councillor for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Glenn is the Commodore of the Montrose Bay Yacht Club. Glenn is a presenter for the Tasmanian Emerging Community Leaders Program and is a guest speaker for the University of Tasmania Master of Health Service Management (Aged Care) course. Glenn is a qualified accountant and is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Governance Institute and Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries. Glenn is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Goldsworthy - Principal Consultant @ Australian Strategic Services

Michael Goldsworthy A visionary, an entrepreneurial strategist, a big picture thinker, Michael is widely known by directors, chief executive officers and executives of community businesses (NFPs) throughout Australia for his comprehensive understanding of the big picture and his strategic insights into the current and future trends and dynamics of residential care, home care, disability, hospitals, health care and related human service industries/sectors and organisations. Michael is an engaging, educative and strategic opinion leader, his primary modus operandi are facilitating, strategically advising and/or project managing projects or workshops. His significant ability to influence individuals or teams, frameworks and opinions, and provide practical strategies and tools is extensively acknowledged by leaders. He has a demonstrable track record of turning theory into practice, ensuring leaders balance their “heads and hearts”, that is business and service objectives.


Thursday 16 May 2024, 1.00pm – 2.30pm (AEST)

What is included:

Everyone who registers for the webinar (even if you can’t make the live stream) will receive access to:

  • A recording of the webinar*
  • A PDF copy of the slide deck
*for up to one month after the live webinar date

All amounts are in AUD

Individual (1 - 3 people): $85.00 per person
Whole board (4 - 10 people): $340.00 for the group
Max. group size of 10 ppl per group registration. Must all be from the same organisation

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