Introduction to Co-operative Governance Programme

This popular one-day programme is the ideal introduction to the purpose and value of governance. Delivered by Westlake Governance.

Introduction to Co-operative Governance Programme

The programme aims

  • To provide an overview of governance including the role and main responsibilities of boards and directors as well as how an effective board works and makes good decisions.
  • To highlight the unique features of co-operative governance and how to manage the challenges that arise.
  • To give participants sufficient knowledge and confidence to bring value as a director to any board they currently sit on; to prepare them for taking on a role as a director and/or to decide whether or not a role as a director is something they want to pursue at this stage in their life and career.

This workshop is an interactive and lively programme that features numerous real life anecdotes. There are exercises and regular breaks throughout the session to ensure participants are fully engaged and gain the maximum value from the programme, even if they’re not used to sitting in a room for a full day.

The workshop is facilitated by Richard Westlake, one of New Zealand’s most experienced governance trainers. Richard has more than 25 years’ experience as a board chair, he has been chair of two co-operative boards and has been a director on many co-operative boards.

Who should attend

  • New directors
  • Individuals with previous experience on a school Board of Trustees or similar
  • Individuals interested in understanding what the role involves.

Member: $950
Non-Member: $1350
The course cost includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Regional Business Partner Network – Funding

Westlake Governance is a service provider 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 Introduction to Co-operative Governance Programme.

Register here to check if you may be eligible for funding. Head here if you’re already registered.

Additional information

  • CPD Credits: Members of the Institute of Directors or related professional bodies should qualify for 6 CPD points
  • Travel and any required accommodation is not included in the course fee
  • This course has a minimum number requirement so please RSVP early
  • The date is subject to change. This will be finalised early 2023


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Intro to Co-op Governance 2023 - Member
$ 950.00 excl. GST
Intro to Co-op Governance 2023 - Non Member
$ 1,350.00 excl. GST