Principles of good governance
Leadership and stewardship
Framework for good governance
Board roles and responsibilities
Ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest
Setting and getting results for the organisation
South West Victoria Governance Workshop
Date: Wednesday 19 February 2014
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: South West TAFE
Timor Street Warrnambool
Level 3 – B Building
Attendance: Board/Committee Members, Executives and Managers
Contact: Richard Zerbe
Ph: 0448 505 885
Miriam O’Brien is presenting a half day interactive workshop on governance for boards and executives. This seminar is designed for Board members and senior executives, particularly people from not‐for‐profit organisations. The program is designed to help people consider what differentiates a high performing board from others. It provides the opportunity to reflect on the purpose of the Board and how the Board can really make a difference (as opposed to being a barrier to success).
Miriam O’Brien Consulting provides management consulting services to business, government, industry organisations and professional associations. Miriam has extensive experience working in and consulting to a wide range of organisations and is aware of the range of environments in which businesses of different types operate. Miriam understands the issues that are important to board members and executives.
Join Miriam for a thought provoking, insightful and ‘big picture’ strategic workshop. This seminar will provide learnings and understandings about the significance and importance of governance and effective board and executive performance. The session will include PowerPoint presentations as well as discussions. It will provide the opportunity to interact with Board members and senior management from different organisations, allowing participants to consider different approaches to common situations.
The session will include tips for how to use limited time to best effect. As a bonus, Miriam will provide a short form of her Board Charter (guidelines for Boards and Directors), which she has tailored for not‐for‐profit organisations in Australia, for use within participants’ own organisation.
Wednesday 19th February 2014, South West TAFE, Timor Street, Warrnambool
8.30 am Registration & Coffee
9.00 am Workshop Commences
1.00 pm Workshop Concludes
Morning Tea provided.
Presenter: Miriam O’Brien
Miriam has been a management consultant for twenty years, leading projects of all sizes across a wide range of sectors. Before establishing her own practice, Miriam worked with Touche Ross Management Consulting and KPMG Management Consultants and spent several years in policy and planning with State Governments.
In recent years her interests have focused on governance and strategic planning, helping not for profit Boards develop and adopt governance models that work for them in practice. Clients include a diverse range of community organisations such as aged care, health, disability services, education, sporting bodies and various government statutory bodies. In addition to experience working with Boards, in March 2007 Miriam received advanced intensive training in the UK from governance experts, John and Miriam Carver. Miriam has formal qualifications with a Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Honours), a Masters degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.