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May 2024
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The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) is offering a Diploma of Governance designed for the board members of Australian not-for-profit boards and committees, and the CEOs and other senior staff who work alongside them.

ICDA is an enterprise of Our Community, which has been delivering high-quality, practical governance training and support for the Australian not-for-profit sector for more than two decades.

Program dates:

Start Date: 7 May 2024

Introduction: 14 May 2024 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Tutorial 1: 21 May 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 2: 18 Jun 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 3: 16 Jul 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 4: 13 Aug 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 5: 10 Sep 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 6: 8 Oct 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am

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Learn from Gen Z writer and speaker Yasmin Poole, the youngest person recognised in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence 2019 list, about how we can collectively bridge the generational divide.

Yasmin will explore why young people are necessary to future-proof the world, how to transition young people from apathy to agency, and how institutions can meaningfully include youth in decision-making.

Key Details

Date: Monday, 13 May 2024
Time: 4–5pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: $139

This session is a part of Communities in Control. Check out the whole program here, and save big by booking for the entire online conference.

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The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about 4000 weeks on earth. How should we use them best?

Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks.

In this keynote, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time – and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Time: 3.30–4.30pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: $139

This session is a part of Communities in Control. Check out the whole program here, and save big by booking for the entire online conference.

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As our world of work becomes more complex and interconnected, the traditional leadership playbook for fostering high performance is no longer sufficient.

Leaders are recognising that the challenges teams, organisations and communities face today are increasingly adaptive in nature. They’re often hard to define, and they require experimentation and the involvement of teams and those an organisation serves to find a path through. Nowhere is this more true than in the community sector.

Join Eleanor Brown, the leader of McKinsey & Company’s social impact practice for Australia and New Zealand, as she explores what leaders can do to build and sustain a culture of high performance across their teams and organisations to thrive in the face of adaptive challenges.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: $139

This session is a part of Communities in Control. Check out the whole program here, and save big by booking for the entire online conference.

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Community Sector Secretaries is a three-session program designed to help secretaries understand their role on the board, and the responsibilities to the board.

Session 1: Regulatory and legislative compliance, decision-making and ethical obligations
Wednesday, May 15, 2024. 3pm to 5pm AEST. Via Zoom.

Session 2: Keeping the board on track with responsibilities and timelines
Wednesday, May 22, 2024. 3pm to 5pm AEST. Via Zoom.

Session 3: Supporting inclusion and accessibility and ensuring effective induction and onboarding of new board members
Wednesday, May 29, 2024. 3pm to 5pm AEST. Via Zoom.

Price: $440.00

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Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it’s an often-neglected task. Most organisations draw the majority of their income from just one or two sources. That’s a dangerous strategy. If one of those sources dries up, you could quickly face a budget black hole.

This course is designed for grassroots community groups that want to find out where to find funding, and how to win it.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $155 (normally $220).

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Today’s leaders are faced with two simultaneous pressures: the need to innovate in the face of an uncertain future, and the need to maintain the wellbeing of their staff.

Fostering a culture of innovation means requiring your staff to work in a high-energy and sometimes pressured environment, so how can you be sure they also have time and space to relax and care for themselves?

Creativity expert Aden Date says these two imperatives don’t need to be mutually exclusive. In this presentation, he’ll explore how a radical, person-centred vision for innovation can not only ease the burden on staff but also leave your organisation in the best position to shape its future.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: $139

This session is a part of Communities in Control. Check out the whole program here, and save big by booking for the entire online conference.

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Community sector workers are passionate about the work they do, and they understand every aspect of the issues they’re trying to address, inside and out.

Knowing an issue like the back of your hand is one thing, but are you able to effectively communicate that issue to the wider public, who you may need to win over to help your fight?

Shifting conversations from closed communities into the public arena is paramount if you want to make widespread change.

Key Details

Date: Friday, 24 May 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: $139

This session is a part of Communities in Control. Check out the whole program here, and save big by booking for the entire online conference.

Register.

June 2024
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Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it's an often-neglected task. To survive and thrive in a competitive funding market, you need to make sure you're across the latest trends, and drawing on a variety of different income sources.

Key Details

Date: Monday, 3 June 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: Free and exclusive for ICDA members.

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In this interactive webinar, we'll explore the benefits of simple strategic planning and look specifically at:

  • components of an effective strategic plan
  • the interplay between board strategic planning and day-to-day operations
  • strategic planning in the context of organisational effectiveness
  • establishing SMART objectives with measurable metrics
  • environment scanning for better strategic planning

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $155 (normally $220).

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Community boards often receive funding for specific one-off projects that are within scope of their strategic objectives but may not fall under the annual operational plan or budget. Boards may also develop projects to investigate an area of concern or solve a problem in the organisation. In these situations, it’s important for organisations to be able to understand the roles of the board and of management in ensuring the project is managed appropriately in terms of inputs, outcomes and compliance.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110).

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Join ICDA and Moore Australia as we dive into the major changes to financial reporting for not-for-profits and community organisations this end of financial year.

Key Details

Date: Monday, 17 June 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110).

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The prospect of taking minutes at your organisation’s board meetings may make you feel a little overwhelmed, but there’s no need to worry. If you’re well prepared, know what needs to be recorded and know what you need to do with the minutes after the meeting, then you have nothing to worry about. Join us at this webinar to learn everything you need to know to become an expert at taking minutes.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110).

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Human resources law can be complicated. There’s a lot to know, and many organisations don’t have an expert at their disposal.

That’s why we’re staging an Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Maddocks partner Lindy Richardson.

Lindy advises on employment law, with a particular focus on industrial relations, employment, anti-discrimination law, and work health and safety law where it intersects with those matters. She has significant experience in all employment-related litigation, including before the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit (and Family) Court of Australia and VCAT.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: FREE.

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Leadership Week, an initiative of McKinsey & Company and the Institute of Community Directors Australia, is a dedicated week of leadership training designed to support and strengthen the capability of the not-for-profit and community sector.

The theme for Leadership Week 2024 is Leading organisational change: Harnessing technology and workforce shifts to change the way our organisations deliver impact.

Take part in the week by joining one of four free webinars, or reading the Leadership Week newsletter.

Learn more.

July 2024
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The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) is offering a Diploma of Governance designed for the board members of Australian not-for-profit boards and committees, and the CEOs and other senior staff who work alongside them.

The training materials and assessments for this qualification have been developed by the Institute of Community Directors Australia, which also completes all training and assessments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a certificate of completion from ICDA.

Both prospective and current members of boards are eligible for enrolment. Deep knowledge of a not-for-profit organisation is highly desirable.

ODG2407

Start Date: 2 July 2024

Introduction: 9 Jul 2024 - 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Tutorial 1: 16 Jul 2024 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Tutorial 2: 13 Aug 2024 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Tutorial 3: 10 Sep 2024 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Tutorial 4: 8 Oct 2024 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Tutorial 5: 12 Nov 2024 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Tutorial 6: 10 Dec 2024 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Learn more and apply.

This webinar will provide guidance for boards and organisational leaders wishing to open a respectful dialogue with First Nations peoples and communities, helping you learn how to foster authentic participation and establish effective partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just$88 (normally $110)

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The AGM is an important event for every organisation. It gives its members, the general public and the committee a broad overview of the organisation’s current directions and financial health, and confirms its purpose. To run a great AGM, you need to be prepared. Join us at this webinar and start getting ready for your 2024 AGM.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 4 July 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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Overseeing the finances is probably one of the most important tasks you have as a board member. Financial literacy will put your organisation in the best position to promote and fulfil your organisation’s mission. If you don’t understand how the finances work, you’ll be at risk of getting caught up if anything goes wrong. This session will help you to understand the finances at your organisation.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $175 (normally $245)

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Advanced Leadership for Community Chairs is an online course offered by the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA).

The course consists of five sessions of two hours each that have been designed to build knowledge, skills and confidence in the chairs of community organisations. It is suitable for leaders who are already serving in the role of chair, as well as those who aspire to the position.

The sessions will cover:

  1. Visionary leadership - ensuring your vision and purpose are at the centre of governance
  2. Backstage and front of house: using both to make good decisions
  3. The chair’s relationship with the CEO
  4. Strategic funding: Developing your case for support
  5. Ethical board leadership

Click here for full dates and to register.

Negotiating is a skill that many of us need but often struggle with.

Many believe they don’t have the confidence to negotiate effectively, but through learning the principles of negotiation, being prepared and gaining the knowledge that your negotiation is backed by clear policies and procedures, even the most timid of people can master it.

Join us for this webinar to become a more confident negotiator.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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August 2024
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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.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 1 August 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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An organisation which can use its data effectively will be able to tell a compelling story of relevance and success to potential funders, supporters and stakeholders. Impact evaluation does not have to be expensive and can be done on a shoestring by putting a few systems in place. Every organisation collects information, and often, an evaluation can be carried out, using just the information you are collecting anyway.

Join us at this session to learn how to do impact evaluation, on a shoe string.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $175 (normally $245)

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We all dream of living in a perfect world where everyone is on the same page and everything runs swimmingly. That’s not realistic. The unfortunate truth is that conflict can arise at any situation (and it’s not always a bad thing). Having a plan in place to help guide your board or organisation through the conflict will help you minimise the impacts. Join us for a webinar that outlines the steps you need to take to prevent and deal with conflict.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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Your organisation should be committed to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of all people who interact with you and be complying with your occupational health and safety obligations. Sometimes it’s tricky to work out exactly what you could be doing to facilitate safety and what safety in the workplace means.

Join ICDA and Maddocks at this webinar to help you understand your obligations.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 15 August 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) is offering a Diploma of Governance designed for the board members of Australian not-for-profit boards and committees, and the CEOs and other senior staff who work alongside them.

The training materials and assessments for this qualification have been developed by the Institute of Community Directors Australia, which also completes all training and assessments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a certificate of completion from ICDA.

Both prospective and current members of boards are eligible for enrolment. Deep knowledge of a not-for-profit organisation is highly desirable.

ODG2409

Start Date: 27 August 2024

Introduction: 4 Sep 2024 - 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Tutorial 1: 10 Sep 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Tutorial 2: 8 Oct 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Tutorial 3: 12 Nov 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Tutorial 4: 10 Dec 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Tutorial 5: 4 Feb 2025 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Tutorial 6: 4 Mar 2025 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Learn more and apply.

Leading for Transformation is an online 2-day program that will equip leaders with the skills, knowledge, tools and connections required to take the next big step in their leadership journey.

Program participants will be guided by ICDA's expert trainers through the following topics:

  • Leadership theory
  • Leadership and management
  • Leadership through change and crisis
  • Leadership and organisational culture
  • Leadership and ethics
  • Leadership and yourself.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday 28 - Thursday 29 August 2024
Time: 9.15am-4.30pm AEST
Price: $1,490

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Not-for-profit organisations need to ensure that their CEO appraisal processes are effective and true to their organisational values.

The board needs to regularly review the performance of their CEO to ensure that they are meeting expectations and steering the organisation in the right direction.

But how do you plan for your CEO's performance review? What should you cover? And, importantly, what shouldn't you cover?

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 29 August 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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September 2024
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Not-for-Profit Finance Week is a celebration of ideas, knowledge and financial capacity-building for the $100 billion Australian not-for-profit sector.

The aim of this event, held September 2024, is to increase the profile of the not-for-profit sector, bolster the financial capacity and sustainability of the sector, and provide support for the staff, board members and treasurers carrying out the important task of overseeing the finances.

Join us for a week of information-packed FREE webinars.

Learn more.

This workshop has been designed to help directors understand their roles and responsibilities as a board member, and how to review and apply the organisation’s constitution.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 5 September 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $175 (normally $245)

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous potential to benefit community organisations. However, its use also brings risks. Boards are responsible for being aware of these risks and managing them, in relation to their own decision-making processes and in relation to the organisation’s use of AI generally.

Join ICDA and learn how your board can safeguard your organisation against the risks of artificial intelligence.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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The best leaders bring out the strengths in those around them. Getting the best out of your people is always important, but for time- and resource-poor organisations, it’s even more so. Join ICDA for this interactive session which will give you the tools to inspire your team, and harness their collective skills and insight to achieve the largest possible impact.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $175 (normally $245)

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October 2024
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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community sector, whether they’re sizzling sausages at the local fair, coordinating vital fundraisers, or providing vision and leadership in the boardroom. Without them, many organisations would be unable to keep the doors open.

Despite this, many organisations aren’t aware of their legal responsibilities when it comes to volunteer management. That’s why we’re hosting this webinar on volunteer management with Maddocks, our preferred legal supplier. Join us as we take a deep dive into volunteer management.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it’s an often-neglected task. Most organisations draw the majority of their income from just one or two sources. That’s a dangerous strategy. If one of those sources dries up, you could quickly face a budget black hole.

This course is designed for grassroots community groups that want to find out where to find funding, and how to win it.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 2 October 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $175 (normally $245)

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If embracing diversity is important to your organisation, working out ways to accommodate neurodiversity should be on your agenda.

Join ICDA trainer and neurodiversity advocate Annabel Rattigan which will look at how to support neurodiversity on your board.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEDT (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

Register.

The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) is offering a Diploma of Governance designed for the board members of Australian not-for-profit boards and committees, and the CEOs and other senior staff who work alongside them.

The training materials and assessments for this qualification have been developed by the Institute of Community Directors Australia, which also completes all training and assessments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a certificate of completion from ICDA.

Both prospective and current members of boards are eligible for enrolment. Deep knowledge of a not-for-profit organisation is highly desirable.

ODG2411

Start Date: 29 October 2024

Introduction: 6 Nov 2024 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Tutorial 1: 12 Nov 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 2: 10 Dec 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 3: 4 Feb 2025 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 4: 4 Mar 2025 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 5: 1 Apr 2025 - 9.30am - 11.30am
Tutorial 6: 29 Apr 2025 - 9.30am - 11.30am

Learn more and apply.

November 2024
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We all dream of living in a perfect world where everyone is on the same page and everything runs swimmingly. That’s not realistic. The unfortunate truth is that conflict can arise at any situation (and it’s not always a bad thing). Having a plan in place to help guide your board or organisation through the conflict will help you minimise the impacts. Join us for a interactive session that outlines the steps you need to take to prevent and deal with conflict.

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEST (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $175 (normally $245)

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You may not know it yet, but you could be the perfect mentor for an aspiring leader.

Becoming a mentor could futureproof your organisation, equipping aspiring leaders with the skills and knowledge required to make a difference going forward. Mentoring someone outside your organisation could also help support the sector, helping you make an impact on societal change long into the future.

But being a great mentor takes work. In this session we’ll discuss how to provide mentoring that is effective and drives impact.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 7 November 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEDT (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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Cash-strapped community organisations may be sitting on a gold mine without even realising it. There’s lots of money to be made in the leasing and subleasing of office spaces, community halls and gardens. You may even be able to rent out just a small part of your venue.

The rules can be confusing, and so many organisations turn down enquiries, placing it in the “too hard right now” basket, and then never having the time or space to come back, seek help, and find a solution.

That’s why we’re hosting this webinar with Maddocks, to give you the time and space to explore what’s possible, and have your questions answered.

Key Details

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEDT (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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We know secretaries play a vital role on the modern board, particularly in relation to board transparency. As a result, secretaries may find themselves in a difficult position, caught between board members fighting over what should be shared with the wider public, and what should not. What should the relationship between the secretary and the rest of the board look like?

Key Details

Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2024
Time: 1–2pm AEDT (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $88 (normally $110)

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December 2024
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Overseeing the finances is probably one of the most important tasks you have as a board member. Financial literacy will put your organisation in the best position to promote and fulfil your organisation’s mission. If you don’t understand how the finances work, you’ll be at risk of getting caught up if anything goes wrong. This session will help you to understand the finances at your organisation.

Key Details

Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2024
Time: 1–4pm AEDT (check the webpage for your local time).
Price: ICDA members can attend this webinar for just $175 (normally $245)

Register.

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