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Festival of Community Directors rolls on in new financial year

As the new financial year begins, community boards enter a particularly busy period. To help ease the burden, take some tips from the Festival of Community Directors.

AGM season is upon us, so check out the webpage Organising a Great Annual General Meeting for free tips and tools. Here you'll also find a recording of ICDA's recent webinar on AGMs - and it's free.

Look out for more informative webinars later in the month, from assessing board performance to strategic planning. There's also a webinar on taking minutes that's perfect for secretaries looking to upskill.

For a full list of events coming up in July and August as part of the Festival of Community Directors, see the calendar below:


18 July: Rethinking governance for the disability sector (Melbourne): Massive changes are rolling through the disability sector, and directors and other leaders must be at the top of their game. In this half-day course, you'll gain an enhanced understanding of governance in the disability support sector, and greater confidence in your ability to contribute to the development of a robust, sustainable, adaptable, mission-focused organisation.

Thanks to the support of our alliance partner, Commonwealth Bank, there is no charge for this training. Book your spot here.


25 July: Assessing board performance (webinar; everywhere): Assessing Board Performance is a training webinar for ICDA's 2019 Festival of Community Directors. This webinar will ensure your board knows the best way to assess its performance.

Are there people on your board who are not pulling their weight? Got someone who just won't let things go and need to be involved in everything? This webinar looks at setting expectations for your board and developing options to evaluate performance. Book here.


7 August: Taking Minutes (webinar; everywhere): The Taking Minutes webinar is the perfect online tutorial for secretaries. At the session you will learn everything you need to know to become an expert at taking minutes. Book here.


23 August: Setting an Effective Course for Your Organisation (webinar; everywhere): Just as good yachties seem to find the secret wind when all looks lost, a good board can navigate its way through difficult circumstances. The trick is to be alert, adaptable and responsive. In this webinar we will investigate how boards are moving from long-term planning to adaptive strategic review, showing you how you can establish a process to keep your organisation's long-term fundamentals in place while allowing for adaptation. Book here.


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