Governance Foundations for Not-For-Profit Directors Program for NSW Independent Schools

In 2023 AISNSW in partnership with the Australian Insititute of Company Directors (AICD) will offer 6 customised Governance Foundations for Not-For-Profit Directors Programs for NSW Independent Schools. This follows from the four foundation courses offered in 2022. 

Each course will be limited to 20 participants and delivered virtually over one-and-a-half days, examining school director responsibilities, specifically in the areas of governance, risk, financial performance, and strategy.

The agreement with the AICD provides subsidised access to the program and an AICD certification which accredits NESA professional learning hours in school governance.

Four of these courses will be offered in 2022, the remaining six in the first half of 2023.

Registration for the 2023 courses is now open.

Program Dates:

Learning objectives for the course:

  • Identify the key duties and responsibilities of directors in a school environment
  • Appreciate the potential personal liability of directors and council members
  • Understand governance structures as they apply in an independent school context
  • Consider the differences/similarities and nuances of the director’s role in the school/for-profit sectors
  • Understand the role of directors in overseeing the strategy formulation and risk management approach of the organization
  • Understand elements of financial statements and the linkages between them
  • Discuss how directors in a school can interpret and link financial statements to understand the ‘financial story’ and health of their school.

Venue: Virtual facilitation via Zoom

Participants: Limited to 20 per course

Cost: $500

Delivery: Once your registration is confirmed the AICD will contact you directly about course pre-reading and technical requirements.

Governance Foundations for Not-For-Profit Directors of NSW Independent Schools

A proud partnership between The Association of Independent Schools NSW and the Australian Insititute of Company Directors.

This initiative is partially funded by the Australian Government 
through the Non-Government Reform Support Fund