Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials

Gain a confident grasp of robust board processes, good decision-making, and board operations in a not-for-profit context.

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1 Day
Price for members
$500.00 incl GST
Price for non-members
$500.00 incl GST
Regional Business Partner Network Funding

Course description

In this one-day course you will learn the roles and responsibilities of the board and directors from a not-for-profit perspective.

At the end of the course you will have a confident grasp of board relationships, robust processes, good decision-making, and the main elements of board operations.


8.30am to 5.00pm

Content covered

  • Governance, legal, and regulatory framework essentials
  • board charters, the role of the board, culture and ethics, and board composition
  • board protocols, meetings, and papers
  • board and management relationships and succession planning.

Additional information

Numbers are strictly limited for participation in this intense workshop.


Everyone attending in-person courses and events held by the IoD is required to be fully vaccinated against covid-19. By registering for this course or event you are confirming that you are vaccinated against covid-19 and agree to adhere to our health and safety measures. If you are unwell or have any covid-19 symptoms please do not attend this course or event.

See our Covid-19 safety plan and updates

Also see our course and event terms and conditions.

Who should attend

Anyone working with not-for-profit boards who wants to develop their understanding of governance in a not-for-profit environment, including:

  • experienced directors new to the sector
  • new and aspiring directors
  • senior executives who want to work with their boards more effectively.

“The course provided a good base of information around governance and the specific challenges which NFP boards face. My personal knowledge gap was in compliance, so this course helped a lot”.
- P. Fleck, Timaru

NFP hub - for passion and purpose

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