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State Sector Governance

Understand the complex architecture and regulations of the specific operating environment to successfully navigate a crown board.

1 Day
Price for members
$850.00 incl GST
Price for non-members
$1,080.00 incl GST
Purchase three or more ‘Essentials’ courses and receive a 10% discount.
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Many crown-owned entities deliver essential services for New Zealanders, and have board composed of external members. As a director on a state sector board you need to understand the ministers’ role, participate in setting the direction of the state sector entity, monitor and review crown entity operations and performance, and manage risks on behalf of the Crown. It is vital you have a clear understanding of your role, responsibilities, and the challenges of a state sector board.

Course description

In this one-day course you will explore the differences between the governance role in a private company and best practice stewardship in a state sector organisation.

At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the Ministers role, their accountabilities and your part in in an open, transparent, fair and accountable culture.

The transition from private company directorship to state sector governance can be challenging and it requires a good understanding of the processes and drivers inside government.

You will gain a range of practical tools on how to navigate within a state sector board.


8.30am to 5.00pm

Content covered

  • The state sector and how it works
  • Similarities and differences between private and state sector governance
  • How to be an effective state sector board

Who should attend

Directors with private-sector governance experience who are in, or considering, a governance role in the state sector.

You should have completed the one-day course Governance Essentials or the short-sessions Governance Development Programme, or have equivalent governance experience.


Essentials courses discount

Register for three or more one-day Essentials courses and receive a 10% discount. To take advantage of this offer please phone +64 4 499 0076 and speak to one of the Delivery Team.

Attend with your colleagues and save

Register three or more attendees from the same organisation on a course and receive a 10% discount. To take advantage of this offer please phone +64 4 499 0076 and speak to one of the Delivery Team. (This discount does not apply to conferences.)

Additional information


We have been monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regard to events and public gatherings. However, we do ask that anyone attending one of our courses follows current Ministry of Health recommendations.

Please refer to the Covid-19 updated terms and conditions (T&Cs) for course cancellations and transfers related to covid-19. The current course T&Cs remain for cancelations and dates transfers for any other reason.

Let us know if you would like to attend this course at some future date. Fill out this expression of interest form so that we can contact you when other dates become available.

"What you think you know is only a small slice of what you NEED to know".
- P Gray CMInstD, Wellington

All dates and locations

  • Auckland

    15 Oct 2020
    Members — $850.00
    Non-members — $1,080.00

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