The IoD website has recently experienced a security breach. Currently this is affecting payments when using a credit card on the website. If you wish to book a course or event, an invoice will be sent to you and payment can be made via internet banking or our phone credit card payment service 0800 846 369. IoD members can find updates on the breach here.

Chairing the board - video resource for community organisations

By Centre for Social Impact
14 Apr 2021
read time
48 min to watch
Centre for Social Impact logo

This four part video series will help leaders of community organisations to step up to the role of chair. The videos are part of the  National Action Plan for Community Governance which brings together organisations and community leaders to develop plans and resources to support you in your board roles in community organisations. 

The Chairing the board video series draws on experiences of more than 30 experienced board chairs and what they wished they'd known in starting out on their governance journeys.

1. Back to basics

In this first video in the Chairing the board series, we look at the key things you need to know to get started as chair – what the role is all about and how to chair a great meeting.  

2. Board dynamics

In the second video we investigate the dynamics around the board table and your role as chair in ensuring the board gets on and gets the job done. 

3. Getting strategic

In the third video we look at the chair's role in leading the board in developing a great strategy and acting strategically at the board table.

4. Focus on process

In the final video in the Chairing the board series, we look at the role in leading risk, compliance and what good board processes look like. 

Other resources 

  • The IoD's Not for Profit Hub has a wealth of information and resources to support directors of community organisations
  • Sport NZ have a great publication about the role of the chair
  • LEAD hosts free chairs' forums to connect with other chairs on important and relevant topics
  • Community Net also provide governance templates and toolkits. 

for passion and purpose logo


Related content