Event Details

  • New Zealand

The six-month Co-operative Governance Development Programme supports new and aspiring future governors operating within co-operative and governance environments.

The programme involves:

  • Two residential workshops being held in Auckland between 14 - 16 April 2021 and then in September 2021 (dates to be confirmed)
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Remote learning.

Programme aims:

  • Increase your understanding of the role of a director and chair with a particular focus on the co-operative structure
  • Gain insights as to your style and how this may impact your effectiveness in the boardroom
  • Develop critical thinking and all-round governance skills to be a more effective director
  • Plan your governance pathway and development through one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions.

While the programme has cooperative themes throughout, participants can expect to gain key transferrable knowledge around finance, effective board practice, communication, reputation, legal duties of directors and diversity. During the workshops you’ll also engage with experienced directors who will share their experiences.

The programme is being facilitated by Janine Smith, Principal and chair of The Boardroom Practice, and Associate Professor David Tweed.

All members of Cooperative Business NZ and their shareholders are eligible to apply.

Registrations are open until 15 March 2021.

Mayfield Group has been confirmed as a service provider under the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund with the Regional Business Partner Network. This means that eligible member businesses with 50 or fewer staff may be eligible to receive funding of up to 50% towards the cost of the Cooperative Governance Development Programme. Check if you may be eligible for funding.

This programme is delivered by Mayfield Group on behalf of Cooperative Business New Zealand. For more information, download the programme guide or contact Jo Guy at Mayfield Group on jo@mayfieldgroup.co.nz with any queries.