Governance Townsville Part 2 6 april 2013

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Governance Townsville Part 2 6 april 2013

  1. 1. Saturday, 6 April 2013 Presented byGerard Byrne B Com FCPA FAIMVolunteering North Queensland
  2. 2. Session TopicsCommunity Legal CentresCorporate Governance HandbookConstitution
  3. 3. Governance Workshop 2013Community Legal CentresUnderstanding the Role of the Management Committee (200 in Australia)Making it Work – Support for the Management CommitteeResource Section
  4. 4. Governance Workshop 2013Understanding the Role of the Management CommitteeMonitor activities and feedbackAdvocate on behalf of the communityAct honestly and in good faith
  5. 5. Governance Workshop 2013Management Committee MembersPrepare for meetingsAttend meetings regularlyUndertake training (pp18)
  6. 6. Governance Workshop 2013Annual Report (key Governance tool)ServicesNumber of advices givenCasework and number of file opened (pp18)
  7. 7. Governance Workshop 2013Strategic PlanningWhy Plan?Identifying a strategyKey points when planning for the centre (pp 30)
  8. 8. Governance Workshop 2013Managing RisksFinancial RiskOrganisational RiskAssociations Liability Insurance (pp 35)
  9. 9. Governance Workshop 2013Managing ComplaintsComplaints by staff and volunteersClients by clientsLegal Complaints
  10. 10. Governance Workshop 2013RolesChairpersonTreasurerSecretary
  11. 11. Governance Workshop 2013Management Committee MeetingsPurposeAgendaOutcomes (pp 55)
  12. 12. Governance Workshop 2013 Governance PolicyA Governance Policy is intended to clarify the centre’sConstitution by making explicit the underlying principles ofgovernance approved by the membership of the centre.This policy does not cover legal or ethical issuesconcerning the role of the Management Committeemembers (pp 75).
  13. 13. Governance Workshop 2013 ConstitutionExisting ConstitutionChanges to ConstitutionAustralian Charities and Non-Profit Commission
  14. 14. Governance Workshop 2013 Existing ConstitutionObjectsPowersRegister of Members
  15. 15. Governance Workshop 2013 Where do obtain Governance toolsVOICE ProgramIndigenous Governance ToolkitOurcommunity
  16. 16. Governance Workshop 2013SummaryGovernance is about leadership and decision making in anorganisation. Doing the “right thing”.Therefore, Governance is about having the best leadershipteam possible.Governance is also about having the best systems andprocesses in place to aid decision making (VOICE).
  17. 17. Questions?Thank you for your attendance at this session Need further help? Volunteering North Queensland www.volunteeringnthqld.org.au Townsville City Council www.townsville.qld.gov.au

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