TRAINING COURSES

Outcomes for Participants:

  • Understand the definition of a responsible person

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a responsible person

  • Understanding policy and procedures framework used in governance

  • Understanding the role of the school charter / constitution in governance

  • Can define and manage conflicts of interest with an understanding of the disclosure responsibilities

  • An awareness of the related party transactions register

  • An awareness of delegations schedule

  • Understanding their professional learning obligations

  • An awareness of induction process compliance

  • Understanding financial reporting responsibilities

  • Understanding the school’s registration requirements with NESA and, in particular, the management requirements

2 hours / NESA accredited

Board and reponsible persons induction

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • definition of a responsible person

  • the role and responsibilities of a responsible person

  • policy and procedures framework used in governance

  • the role of the school charter / constitution in governance

  • define and manage conflicts of interest with an understanding of the disclosure responsibilities

  • related party transactions register

  • delegations of authority schedule

  • professional learning obligations

  • induction process compliance

  • financial reporting responsibilities

  • NESA registration requirements

4 hours / NESA accredited

School financial management

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • key financial challenges of schools and common issues in the financial management of schools

  • how to monitoring financial performance using Key Performance Indicators and financial reporting

  • fraud in schools and financial practices, policies and systems that need to be in place

  • the roles of Treasurer, Business Manager, Principal and Board in financial management of schools

  • financial information for Non Accountant responsible persons

  • long range financial planning strategies and key elements for developing a plan

4 hours / NESA accredited

Board responsibilities and policies

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • the responsibilities of Board Members

  • their role as a Policy setter and monitor

  • schools and risk management

  • compliance issues and what to look out for

1.5 hours / NESA accredited

Board and management relationship

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • the difference between governance and management

  • key roles of the Board and Principal

  • delegated authority through policy and the key role of the board to set policy

  • the pitfalls and dangers in poor communication and understanding of these roles by the board and Principal

4 hours / NESA accredited

School regulatory compliance processes

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • what it means to operate for profit (s 83C of the regulations explored)

  • related entities and conflicts of interest

  • the role of the board in monitoring financial viability of the school as it relates to its operations and treatment of surpluses

  • discussion around what are compliant/non-compliant payments

  • the shared use of School assets

  • helpful records and policies to keep

  • the Non-Compliance process

1 hour modules

Popular courses to choose

  • Community Governance framework – overview of governance framework for Schools and Not for Profit organisations that reflects the unique characteristics of these “relationship based” organisations

  • The role of the board – effective boards and what they look like in terms of their role and the complementary role of management

  • The place of Core Purpose, Core Values and Vision, and why they are important in a Community Governance framework in your organisation

  • Board members legal duties and the role of board members and officers

  • Boards and finances – how to keep the focus on finances but not to the exclusion of other board business

  • Board processes – running effective and efficient board meetings and processes

  • Board reporting – What best practice reporting should be coming to the board and how it should be presented

  • Essentials in Strategic Planning – learn about the core elements of a strategic plan and how these work together to create a plan that moves off the shelf and works !​

4 hours / NESA accredited

Strategic planning for governance

This will introduce participants the key roles and components of the strategic planning process providing a framework to initiate their own process. Outcomes for participants include and understanding of:

  • the definition of strategic planning

  • key components in the strategic planning process

  • key roles in the strategic planning process

  • how to implement, assess and review the strategic planning outcomes

  • the pitfalls in the process and implementation

4 hours / NESA accredited

Risk management and compliance

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • risk and why management of risk is an important governance role

  • developing for the school an approach to risk management (framework and culture)

  • how to identify risks and implement strategies to minimise

  • the breadth of risks in a School

  • compliance reporting and providing a tool to implement this in board reporting

4 hours / NESA accredited

Board operations

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • aspects of what makes a board work well

  • dealing with conflicts of interest

  • knowing who are related parties are and identifying transactions

2 hours / NESA accredited

Governance and best practice reporting

Outcomes include an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • the key components of Schools as Not for Profit organisations and the need to govern well to meet regulatory requirements

  • key roles of the Board and Management in the governance and operation of the School and how this is supported by best practice communication through reporting

  • how reporting and assessment enhances the governance process

  • the types of reports that should be presented to the Board by Management (including samples)

6 hours / NESA accredited

Annual finance equipper full day course

The program for this course includes an understanding and awareness of the following:

  • school financial viability and the role of business and finance in the school

  • school Business drivers and KPI’s

  • ACNC, ATO, Government funding, Census and FQ

  • best Practice School Operational Reporting

  • the Business Manager and Principal / Board relationships

  • networking Q&A in 3 groups (small, medium and large Schools)

  • general Q&A session

1 hour modules (continued)

Popular courses to choose

  • Board succession planning – assessing board skills and planning processes and policies related to board succession

  • Board policy – what is it and how is it different from management policy, including how to write effective board policy and link this to accountability and assurance reporting

  • Board and/or CEO appraisal, including how to perform this effectively in your organisation and provision of a template appraisal process

  • Practical Strategic Planning – learn how to take your organisation through a comprehensive rolling three year strategic planning process that is being used effectively in many organisations

  • The Board and CEO relationship – how to actively manage and ensure a healthy relationship between CEO and the board

  • Conflict in the board – how to resolve conflict issues within the board, and between the board and other stakeholders

  • Mission drift – how to future proof your Christian ministry and keep the light shining on core purpose and Christian distinctiveness

  • The Board’s role in Risk Management

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