Community Governance Workshop

Development West Coast is bringing community governance training to the West Coast. This one-day introductory community governance workshop is facilitated by Richard Westlake and Vaughan Renner of Westlake Governance and is designed for Not for Profit and community organisations.

Topics Covered:

• What governance is (and isn’t)
• The role of the board and management (often the same people)
• Getting to good decisions - boardroom behaviour and dynamics
• The board and finance
• The board’s role in strategy
• The board’s role in identifying and overseeing risk
• Stakeholder influence and communication.

Date: Friday, 6 November
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm (lunch provided)
Venue: Westport Bridge Club – 12A Lyndhurst Street, Westport
Cost: $250 + GST
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Richard Westlake and Vaughan Renner are experienced chairs and board members and have presented governance workshops together for over ten years. They co-facilitate the West Coast Governance Programme, from which many participants have gone on to significant governance and leadership roles, in the West Coast community and elsewhere.

Richard Westlake:
Richard has more than 25 years’ experience as a director and board chair, in a wide variety of organisations. He is currently chair of New Zealand Home Loans Ltd, and recently completed nine years as the first independent director of the Dairy Goat Co-operative and six years as director of one of the largest banks in the Philippines. Richard is one of the leading trainers of directors in New Zealand and writes a blog for board chairs and experienced directors, at

Vaughan Renner:
Vaughan trained as an Engineer and has been a director and board chair for about 15 years. He is a former chief executive of New Zealand’s largest tyre importer and retailer, and he currently chairs The Open Polytechnic, the board of Business New Zealand and the Standards Approval Board (a unit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).