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Not for profit governance series: Courageous leadership

Steph Dyhrberg discusses what a safe and respectful culture looks like. 

By Institute of Directors
16 May 2022
read time
60 min to watch


In this on demand webcast Steph Dyhrberg discusses the board’s responsibility for ensuring a safe, respectful culture. Steph will cover the following:

  • The board’s role in ensuring safe work environments, free from bullying and harassment
  • Picking up cultural issues/warning signs – reading between the lines and asking the right questions
  • Effective strategies for building a safe culture
  • Leading by example: ethical board behavior
  • Are NFPs different or do the ‘same’ rules apply?


Steph Dyhrberg

Steph Dyhrberg is a partner at Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law in Wellington. In 2020 and 2021, the firm was recognised as the top Employment Law Specialist Firm in the NZ Law Awards.

Steph has 30 years legal experience.  She previously worked for Russell McVeagh Wellington, Crown Law Office, and Right Management Consultants.

Steph is the New Zealand Rugby Independent Complaints Service Manager and her firm has provided independent complaints services for High Performance Sport, Gymnastics NZ, Human Rights Commission and Sky TV.

Steph was a finalist in the 2018 Women of Influence Awards in the Diversity category, and in December was awarded 2018 Wellingtonian of the Year for her work in tackling sexual harassment in the legal profession.

Steph is Deputy Chairman of Mary Potter Hospice and a member of the judging panel for the Electra Business Awards (Kapiti-Horowhenua).

Also in the Not-for-profit governance series:

A new world

Fundraising essentials for board members

Responsibility & privilege of board leadership

Chair observations


You may log 1 CPD point for watching this on-demand webcast.

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