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Chairing the Board video toolkit 

Centre for Social Impact has created a new series of four videos that aims to help those who are new to the Chair role and to prepare people who may aspire to take on the position. 

These videos are part of the National Action Plan for Community Governance, created by a group of organisations and community leaders to create resources to support people in board roles in community organisations. The Action Plan has six key outcome areas, one of which is that ‘All Boards are well chaired’.

The videos can be accessed here:

  1. Back to Basics 
    This first video is about getting back to basics.  They key things you need to know to get started as Chair – what the role is all about and how to chair a great meeting. 
  2. Board Dynamics
    This second video is about the dynamics around the board table and your role as Chair about ensuring the board gets on and gets working.
  3. Getting Strategic
    This third video is all about your role in helping your board be strategic and develop a great strategy.
  4. Focus on Process
    This fourth and final video is all about your role leading risk, compliance and other good board processes.

Business South - Not for Profit Training

Otago Community Trust is pleased to partner with Business South (previously Otago Chamber of Commerce) to provide Not for Profit Training workshops / courses for Otago Not for Profits.

The training covers a broad range of topics relevant to not-for-profit organisations:

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Conflict management
  • Courageous conversations
  • Effective communication
  • Essentials for managing staff
  • Governance, strategic planning
  • Treasurer’s responsibilities
  • Social media
  • Carer Fatigue 

For training enquiries, please contact the Business South office on 03 479 0181, if you are in the regions or just pop an email to to learn more. 

Click HERE for full list of our Not-For-Profit training workshops

Institute of Directors Courses

Online courses on offer are outlined below:

Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials - online module series

Not-for-Profit Finance Essentials - online module series