THE GOVERNANCE WHEEL
The Governance Wheel has been developed by Collaborative Systemic Change to show all the functions that a Board or Council performs. Funding agencies often focus on compliance, particularly in relation to Indigenous agencies, but as there are four key areas and twelve aspects to the Wheel, compliance is only one aspect of governance.
Collaborative Systemic Change has developed workshops to cover all the aspects of the Governance Wheel. These workshops are customised to suit the needs of each organisation.
Our governance workshops are organised around four strands:
Navigating the Way Forward
Sustaining the Board and the Organisation
Building Capacity for the future
Two important outcomes of our approach to governance training are enabling Board or Council Members to:
evaluate how activities in the organisation connect to it’s purpose
understand that all four strands, working together, are necessary for effective governance.
The relevance of workshop content is assured by using practical examples identified by the participants themselves. Action methods are used to explore the examples. We have found this experiential, facilitative and action-based approach is superior in terms of participant satisfaction to more traditional approaches that focus on the delivery of content via dot points.