OSG-N3

OSG-N3 Course Details

Effective School Governance

This two day course introduces ‘responsible persons’ to the NESA requirements pertaining to proper governance of schools, and then provides opportunities through discussion and problem-solving for board members to build a unity of understanding, a common purpose, and a commitment to implementing ‘best practices’ for effective school governance in a strategic manner that enhances the school’s outcomes. 

Content covered includes NESA requirements, governance vs management, staying focussed in a crisis, dysfunctional boards, healthy boards, mission and vision, the Board-Head relationship, board meetings and dynamics, board composition and succession, fiduciary duties compliance, other board duties, community engagement, and evaluating the board. 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course is designed to help ‘responsible persons’ (as defined under Section 47(b) of the Education Act in New South Wales) understand and implement sound policies and ongoing procedures for effective governance in ways that comply with the NESA requirements upon school boards.  Furthermore, the course provides opportunities through discussion and problem-solving for board members to build unity of understanding, a common purpose, and a commitment to implementing ‘best practices’ for effective school governance in a strategic manner that enhances the school’s outcomes.  While the emphasis of the course is addressing ongoing professional learning needs, it is also highly suitable as a component of the induction of new ‘responsible persons’.

COURSE AIMS:

DURATION OF THE COURSE:

Two days (15-16 hours total), either in succession (such as a weekend retreat) or on two separate days.

MODE OF DELIVERY:

Face-to-face workshop with all the ‘responsible persons’ in one group, usually delivered at the school or at another suitable venue organised by the school.

COURSE CONTENT:

Introductions

NESA requirements

Governance vs Management

Staying focussed in a crisis

Dysfunctional Boards

Healthy boards

Mission and Vision

The Board-Head relationship

Board meetings and dynamics

Board composition and succession

Fiduciary duties compliance

Other board duties

Community Engagement

Evaluating the board

Because of the large volume of content contained in this course (like all N-courses) discussion and question time are restricted.  Boards that wish to engage in productive discussion of the content should consider covering this content in greater depth in one or more of the S-type courses that are also offered.

CERTIFICATION:

Upon successful completion of the course, a signed certificate is issued to the school stating the name of the course, the content covered, the duration of the course, the venue, and the names of those persons who attended.  Upon request, schools may instead request an individual certificate for each attendee.  Participating schools also receive a password-protected PDF copy of the presentation slides used during the workshop for the use of attendees.

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We are a NESA approved and accredited training provider of courses relating to proper governance in non-government schools.

D2015/35965 – D2019/8657 – D2019/23247 - – D2019/134103