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Governance 101: Introduction to the Duties of a Director

Governance 101

Governance 101: Introduction to the Duties of a Director

Friday, 26 July 2024 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (NZST)


Facilitated by TorquePoint's Simon Ewing-Jarvie and Hon Heather Roy (, this half day course is for anyone considering becoming a director, about to join a board or those who have recently become a director. 

The session is interactive and will provide practical exercises to enhance your governance skills and experience. A mock board meeting will give participants a hands on experience and attendees will be provided with a set of board templates that can be adapted for their own use. 

The session covers:
• Governance vs management
• Strategy vs Operations
• Board and CEO (or GM or MD) relationship
• Duties of a director including legislative and regulatory obligations
• Board papers – getting the information you need to make good decisions
• Assessing Risk
• Budget processes
• Managing conflicts of interest
• Good board practice – policies and procedures 

Morning tea will be provided.

"[The workshop] encouraged me to further engagement on boards and opened my mind to further reading" - June 2022 attendee

"Open, approachable presenters – felt comfortable asking questions" - June 2022 attendee

"Simon and Heather are both very knowledgeable and great to learn from" - November 2023 attendee 

"Mock/Real scenarios were a great way to learn – great practice, especially the merger and festival scenarios" November 2023 attendee

This event may be eligible for CPD points for IoD members. We suggest you check IoD’s CPD Guide for how many CPD points to claim for governance related learning. As a guide:

  • 2 hour events with guest speaker = 2 CPD points
  • 4 hour events with guest speaker or panel discussion = 4 CPD points

Chamber members: $300+GST | Non Members: $400+GST

This workshop is registered with RBP. You may be eligible for up to 50% funding to off set the cost of this workshop. Please contact us for details. 

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce New Zealand
6 Scott Street Level 1
Blenheim, Marlborough District 7201 New Zealand
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