Become Board Ready: NFP Boards and Effective Governance Workshop
Date Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Time 11 Oct 13:00 - 11 Oct 16:30
Venue The Executive Centre Three International Towers Level 24, 300 Barangaroo Avenue Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Pricing Subscribed Member
$ 440 Per Subscribed Member
Corporate Member
$ 440 Per Corporate Member
Global Member
$ 440 Per Global Member
$ 440 Per Champion
$ 595 Per Non subscribed Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Thursday, 12 October 2017

Governance 101 is the new, contemporary and affordable governance offering for aspiring and serving directors from Women on Boards. It is offered in partnership with Fi Mercer of the Goverannce Evaluator; Australia’s pre-eminent cloud-based, online tool and platform for modern governance evaluation and capability building for boards.

Develop an understanding of the key roles, functions, duties and responsibilities of boards and directors through this half-day course covering the 10 areas for effective governance: 

  1. Strategic Direction 
  2. Risk Management and Compliance 
  3. Financial Stewardship
  4. Service Quality
  5. Governance Relations 
  6. Board Composition
  7. Board Processes
  8. Stakeholder Communication 
  9. Continuous Review & Development 
  10. Skills Matrix

You will come away from this workshop with a clear idea about your functions and powers as a non-executive-director – now and into the future and specifically:

  • Who, if anyone, has the power to direct you and about what
  • Which decisions you are empowered to make
  • Who you are accountable to for those decisions
  • Which decisions you have delegated, and to whom
  • Whether your organisation is performing well – and how do you know
  • If you were unsure about any of these, what would you do?


Fi Mercer

Fi is a governance specialist, innovator and successful entrepreneur, with 30 years leadership experience in the health, not for profit, government and business sectors.  Her particular areas of expertise include Corporate Governance, Policy and Direction, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Transformational Change.

She is the founding director of the award winning, Governance Evaluator. An innovative cloud based platform providing diagnostics and governance intelligence and supports for governance evaluation and building capability across Health, Government, NFP, Education and Finance sectors. 

Fi is a transformational leader in her current and past chair and director roles, as well as her roles as a founding director, CEO and executive manager.  

Fi completed entrepreneurship, innovation and venture capital studies at Haas Business School at Berkley (Silicon Valley, California) and is also engaged in accelerator and mentoring groups for start-up businesses.