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Governance in the Public Sector

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
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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 public sector board you need to understand the ministers’ role, participate in setting the direction of the public 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 public 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 public 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 public 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 public sector board.


8.30am to 5.00pm

Content covered

  • The public sector and how it works
  • Similarities and differences between private and public 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 public sector.

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

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 government updates regarding COVID-19 and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regard to events and public gatherings.

For the latest updates on face to face courses and our safety planning see our response to COVID-19 page

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

All dates and locations

  • Wellington

    14 Jun 2021
    Members — $850.00
    Non-members — $1,080.00

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