NFP leaders welcome return to in-person learning

Posted on 13 Dec 2022

The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) hosted 10 community directors and not-for-profit leaders recently at Our Community House in Melbourne for the latest in ICDA’s face-to-face training series.

ICDA trainer Jon Staley hosted the session at Our Community House

The session, “Good governance and understanding your constitution”, comprised an intensive half-day session equipping directors with the tools to do their work properly, and a chance to workshop real-life problems with their peers in a roundtable format.

Attendees covered conflicts of interest, relationships with CEOs, transparency, good structures and much more, but trainer Jon Staley, who hosted the event, said the chance to workshop real-life issues facing organisations was the biggest benefit.

“The quality of the conversations is what really makes these sessions work,” he said.

ICDA general manager Adele Stowe-Lindner said the in-person sessions were a great accompaniment to the organisation’s suite of online training options.

“We’re not taking these face-to-face sessions for granted and we’re noticing not-for-profit directors really enjoying the chance to connect in person.”

“I couldn’t help overhearing one of the directors who said ‘This is exactly what I needed.’ If that’s the case then we’re doing our jobs right.”

ICDA is planning face-to-face sessions nearly every month in the future on topics such as finances, fundraising and conflict negotiation.

The next in-person session (“Good governance, great results”) will be held over two hours at Our Community House in Melbourne from 6pm AEDT on Monday, February 20.

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