Governance 101: Introduction to the Duties of a Director

  • Wednesday 7 August 2024
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Mahitahi Colab, NMIT Te Pukenga Campus A Block, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Presenters: Simon Ewing-Jarvie and Hon Heather Roy, TorquePoint Ltd.

Thinking about becoming a director or trustee? Maybe you already are and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? When is the right time to set up a governance board? How well are we doing in governance terms?

This half day course is for anyone considering becoming a director, about to join a board or those who have recently become a director. 

The session is interactive and will provide practical exercises to enhance your governance skills and experience. A mock board meeting will give participants a hands on experience and attendees will be provided with a set of board templates that can be adapted for their own use. 

The session covers:
• Governance vs Management
• Strategy vs Operations
• Board and CEO (or GM or MD) relationship
• Duties of a director including legislative and regulatory obligations
• Board papers – getting the information you need to make good decisions
• Assessing Risk
• Budget processes
• Managing conflicts of interest
• Good board practice – policies and procedures 

Learning Outcomes:
The business owner/business manager will learn;

•             Familiarity with legislative duties and responsibilities under the Companies and Partnership legislation.

•             Clear differentiation between governance and management

•             Better understanding of how to work and interact with a board, and report effectively to their board.

•             Understand the importance of a good Chair/CEO relationship

•             Identify and mange business risks to their organisation

•             How to develop an annual work plan

•             Participate in mock board meetings for familiarity with conduct in a board meeting.


Cost Support
Support may be available through the Regional Business Partnership Network (RBPN). For more information, please contact Trina Zimmerman




Standard cancellation policy applies to paid events/workshops/courses (unless otherwise stated on event listing). Cancellations must be received 7 working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.


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Total Investment

$450.00ex tax

$450.00ex tax