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From the Governance Coordinator

Thank you to all the board members from our CEN schools. Our schools simply cannot exist without your amazing, voluntary service, and we are committed to supporting boards in ensuring good governance of your schools.

We had a great time of sharing and learning together at our recent “Tone from the Top” Governance Conference in Melbourne. With more than 40 board members in attendance, this annual conference provided an opportunity for learning from experts in different areas of governance, as well as sharing with other people on CEN school boards. Sessions included;

  • “Leading with Wisdom” and “Leading with Love”,
  • financial governance and risk management,
  • the importance of the Principal/Board relationship with practical tips for ensuring this is effective,
  • an update on political advocacy matters,
  • and knowing and telling your story effectively.

Make sure you save the date for the 2020 Godly Governance Conference: 19th – 21st November in Melbourne.

CEN has developed a number of professional learning courses for school boards. These online courses are designed to be easy to follow and provide a rich series of shorter modules that help board members be equipped for this important task. At the moment, we are updating our course material so that by mid-December, all the courses will now be available to CEN board members. Please contact me (CEN Governance Coordinator) for further information.

CEN NSW school boards please note: CEN is a NESA approved provider of board training to meet mandatory hours.

Finally, there is no substitute for face-to-face training and support. We are always keen to share with school boards and to offer face-to-face training workshops or retreats. Please contact me to enquire about booking governance training for your board.

Kathy Pereira

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