NADA Events

Get on Board: Essentials for Management Committees and Boards
  • Event type:
  • Workshop
  • Date:
  • 30/05/2017
  • Venue:
  • ACON 414 Elizabeth Street,Surry Hills,NSW
  • Host:
  • NADA

    The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) invites our members’ Senior Management staff and members of their Boards to attend this free one day training session run by ACWA/CCWT

    Course description:
    Being a member of a board of management or management committee means you have strict legal and ethical responsibilities. When you make decisions about policy, finance, staffing or future directions, you need to know, understand and work within the governing rules of your organisation (that is, its constitution); manage the risks such as Work Health and Safety; and ensure your organisation meets all statutory requirements. Governance is about the structures and systems and understandings that enable you to make the right decisions, and set the right course for your organisation.

    Training participants will have the opportunity to:
    • Define the most suitable model for your board.
    • Outline the fundamental roles and responsibilities of a board of management.
    • Specifically define which functions and decisions need to be made by the board, and which are staff responsibilities.
    • Define the legal and financial accountabilities.
    • Describe the steps to take to manage risk; the warning signs to look for; and ways to minimise risk 
    • Examine some of the key issues in ethical practice and work through some common ethical dilemmas.
    • Recognise how to organise effective, efficient and accountable board processes and meetings.

    Note: Participants must bring a copy of their constitution; and if possible copies of major policy documents.