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The new programme will commence April 2017, and is delivered across the Coast to make it accessible for all participants. It consists of 10 workshops spread over 10 months, the first four focused on leadership and management and the remaining six covering governance matters and the relationship with management.

The leadership workshops are presented by NZIML while the governance workshops are presented by Westlake Governance.

West Coast Leadership & Governance programme participants study a range of subjects including financials, company and contract law, statutory requirements, identifying and managing key risks, health and safety, and ethical standards. You will learn to distinguish between Leadership, Management & Governance roles.

Why should you attend this programme?

Attending this programme will help you understand the key roles and responsibilities of the board and individual directors. You will learn about board relationships, good processes and decision making along with the important element of the operations of a board.

Who should attend this programme?

The course is beneficial for aspiring and directors new to board and governance roles. This is also appropriate for senior executives who report to boards as well as owners of small and medium sized businesses.

Topics Covered

Leadership & Governance

  • Leadership & management
  • Self-Discovery
  • Strategic Thinking – Manging perspective
  • Developing effective teams

Governance & The Board

  • Introduction to Governance
  • The Board & the Chief Executive
  • Finance in the Boardroom
  • Strategy in the Boardroom
  • Boardroom dynamics
  • Risk Governance

DATES: The new programme will commence June 2017, a timetable will be available once dates are confirmed.

FEE: $5,000 excl GST and payable in two payments. DWC is committed to sponsor the shortfall to ensure it is accessible to as many organisations as possible. Participants are encouraged to obtain sponsorship by their employee or an organisation/business.

VOUCHERS: To see if you are eligible for a training vouchers contact Fiona at DWC 03 769 723 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TO REGISTER INTEREST OR FOR MORE INFO

Contact Bridgette at DWC 03 769 7012 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2017 Graduates

The 5th West Coast Leadership & Governance programme has just wrapped up with its 13 new graduates ready to apply what they have learned to their own careers and businesses.

The course is one of the successful programmes offered by Development West Coast, and offers a unique learning opportunity for aspiring and new directors with board and governance roles.

It is also beneficial for senior executives who report to boards, as well as owners of small and medium sized businesses.

The most recent class, which graduated on 14 February, included a wide range of people from across key West Coast industries and sectors. The course is split into two components with its leaderships workshops delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership, and the governance workshops run by Westlake Governance.

Development West Coast Chief Executive Chris Mackenzie says the success of the course can be attributed to the range of topics that are covered, setting the participants up for their new career steps in a unique way.

“The course work is so varied, from financials, company and contract law, to statutory requirements, health and safety, and ethical standards. The end result is that we have a crop of Coasters with a keen appreciation of leadership, management and governance roles and the knowledge of which skill set is needed when,” Mr Mackenzie says.

“Having more people in our community with those higher level skills is of immense benefit to the West Coast and its commercial growth and success.”

Mr Mackenzie says the next programme will be held in April and its 10 workshops will be spread over 10 months, and delivered right across the Coast to make it as accessible as possible.

Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their employer, although DWC has provisions to cover any shortfall in order to assist those who cannot meet the entire course cost.

Those who wish to take part should contact those who wish to register or find out more can contact Bridgette at DWC on 03 769 7012 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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2016 Graduates

 

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2015 Graduates

 

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2013 Graduates

 

Community Governance Workshops

DWC wishes to enhance the capabilities of the West Coast people by building skills and tools to use in their respective roles in the community and their careers.

DWC has developed two community programmes; the first is aimed at people in community groups effectively operating a business, but with little or no understanding of good governance. If this could benefit the needs of your organisation, then join the half day training workshop to benefit you, and your organisation. The second is a tailored programme that focuses on individual organisations and will work with the whole board over a full day training workshop.

These programmes are not developed to fix any problems the board may have, but to focus on building the skills and capabilities of the board and to provide guidance on how the board should be run.

Why should you attend this programme?

Attending this programme will help you understand the key roles and responsibilities of the board and individual directors. You will learn about board relationships, good processes and decision making, along with the important element of the operations of an effective board.

Who should attend this programme?

This programme is suitable for community groups operating a business, who want to get the best out of their board, to understand the key functions of governance, implement change and go forward to work better as a board.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to governance what it is, what it is not, and how it differs from management or operations
  • Building the board as a team effective boardroom behaviour and practice, making good decisions, board leadership, addressing conflicts of interest (which are generally prevalent)
  • How the board identifies with management / volunteers and peers?
  • Understanding how their governance role differs from actually doing the job (and vice versa)
  • Re-building the board/organisation when it’s broken, or when starting from scratch. This type of situation is frequently a catalyst for board members seeking professional development, or when boards are established or re-constituted

DATE: Programme commences April 2017 (a timetable will be available once dates are confirmed)

FEE: While these programmes are subsidised by DWC, there is a cost to the organisations or individuals who wish to participate.

$250.00 per participant inc GST (minimum of 8 participants for workshop to be delivered)

$1,500 per organisation inc GST

For funding information please visit http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Funding-and-grants---Lottery-grants---Lottery-Ministers-Discretionary-Fund