Governance Collective | Sydney

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Consulting Services

Tailored services and programs to meet your needs and overcome the challenges you’re facing with a focus on board and operational best-practice assessments.

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Whatever your individual or business needs, we offer customised consulting services to meet your specific governance requirements including risk management, ethics and values, compliance and performance management.
Key Benefits:
  • We identify your key requirements so you gain a greater understanding of your governance needs.
  • Bespoke governance frameworks designed, documented and implemented in your organisation.
  • Acquire governance insights that improve decision-making.
Whatever your individual or business needs, we offer customised consulting services to meet your specific governance requirements including risk management, ethics and values, compliance and performance management.
Key Benefits:
  • We identify your key requirements so you gain a greater understanding of your governance needs.
  • Bespoke governance frameworks designed, documented and implemented in your organisation.
  • Acquire governance insights that improve decision-making.
Gain greater understanding of how your Board operates with a rigorous review that includes your governance environment. Using our Better Practice Model ©, we interview key stakeholders, identify gaps, undertake a risk assessment and prioritise key potential areas of focus for improvement all within a Board report. +

Your Board will have a report that:

Key Benefits:
  • Establishes whether your Board is fit for purpose
  • Highlights what is working well
  • Identifies focus areas to manage key governance risks.
  • Recommends practical examples to improve your Executive’s operations and their interface with the Board (if appropriate ).
  • Recommends the use of key tools to improve your Executive meeting effectiveness.
  • Provides transparency on whether your operational governance frameworks are effective.
Learn how your Executive Team operates with a rigorous review that includes your organisations governance environment. Using
our Better Practice Model ©, we interview three key stakeholders, identify gaps, undertake a risk assessment and prioritise your key potential areas of focus for improvement all within a management report.

Your Executive will have a report that:

Key Benefits:
  • Establishes whether your Executive governance framework is fit for purpose.
  • Highlights what is working well
  • Identifies focus areas to manage key governance risks.
  • Recommends practical examples to improve your Executive’s operations and their interface with the Board (if appropriate ).
  • Recommends the use of key tools to improve your Executive Meeting effectiveness.
  • Provides you transparency on whether your operational governance frameworks are effective.

Mentoring Services

Tailored services that empower you to reach your development goals whether you’re a Board member, Managing Director, Executive or Company Secretary.

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Our mentoring services are an one-on-one relationship where advice, learning, and support is provided.
Bespoke mentoring programs designed to focus on your goals or key development needs.
90 – minute fortnightly sessions with 3, 6, 9 and 12-month commitment options.
NOTE: Weekly sessions are also available.
Benefits:
  • Enhance your current effectiveness in your role.
  • Identify key areas of improvement.
  • Deliver better meeting outcomes with increased confidence.
  • Tools and techniques to manage human dynamics and the interface with management.
  • Build trusted confidants who you can support your personal and professional objectives.
  • Track your personal and work progress and recognise your successes.
  • Real-life advice.
  • Human connection.
  • Applicable advice provided when you need it most.
  • Improved communication skills.
  • Improved governing leadership skills.

Sounding Board Coaching Services

Bespoke, on demand insights and perspectives. As a trusted adviser, we provide a space to share your current issues or challenges and offer solutions for consideration as part of your next steps.

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Sound board coaching services are designed to assist with governing challenges, creating a neutral space to discuss issues and ideas. I bring new perspectives and best-practice to help navigate difficult times.
Call us when you want a sounding board as part of your decision-making process. We can also review documents and provide verbal feedback (an hourly rate applies).
Choose from:
10 hours per month (2 1/2 hours per week)
4 hours per month (1 hour per week)
6,9 and 12-month options available.
Expert governance support on demand when you need it most.
Benefits:
  • Gain a trusted advisor & confidante where privacy and confidentiality is assured.
  • Guidance on how to navigate challenges facing the organisation.
  • On-call immediate resolution to pressing issues as and when they arise.
  • Direction on cultural issues as they present themselves.
  • Enhanced communication skills training.
  • Upskilling mediation negotiations.
  • Presentation skills training.
  • Governance related coaching.
  • Coaching for personal and professional goals.
  • Development of Vision, Mission, Purpose, core values.
  • Guidance on how to deal with media.
  • Coaching for streamlining organisational dynamics.
  • Coaching for employee-related issues.
  • Upskilling board-related proficiency
  • And anything else you wish to include in the scope of the partnership.

Bespoke Workshops

Gain insights and perspectives on specific challenges and topics with our one-day workshops. designed around our tried and tested frameworks.

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A 1-day workshop where we share our Board Relationship Management Framework © and how to apply it in your environment
Key learning outcomes:
  • Learn about governance and insights on the different types of Boards.
  • Know where you and the Board play and how to pitch your content at the right level.
  • How to navigate issues relating to board performance.
  • How to disband a dysfunctional board and create one that is heart-centred and effective.
A 1-day workshop where we share our Performance Management Framework © and how to apply it in your environment.
Key learning outcomes:
  • How to set up great governance oversight that incorporates your Business Planning, Risk Management and People Performance governing frameworks.
  • Guidance on how to create an empowered KPI culture.
A 1-day workshop where we share our Great Decisions Framework © and how to apply it using your company’s governance framework.
Key learning outcomes:
  • Learn how to use key principles for great decision making.
  • Find out which organisational governing documents can help guide you to make great decisions.
  • Learn how to be audit-ready by building a suite of documents that support your decision making.
A 1-day workshop where we share how to position your Board papers for success in your Board environment using our Board Paper Decision Success Framework ©
Key learning outcomes:
  • Learn about how to write great Board papers using better-practice templates.
  • Obtain effective models for testing your content with key internal stakeholders.
  • Learn tips to position your board paper for success when presenting to the Board
A 1-day workshop where we share how to design Board meetings for success in your Board environment using our Great Decision Making Environment Framework ©
Key learning outcomes:
  • Learn how to set a great ‘mood in the room’ for important meetings.
  • Get tips on how to design an effective decision-making environment.
  • Know how to produce useful minutes and actions.
  • Guidance on how to ensure minuted actions are addressed to the standard expected.

Online Training Programs

Live, online training programs designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective governance professional. 8 modules over 8 weeks. 1 ½ hrs per module delivered via Zoom.

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A foundational program exploring what governance is in the context of different company types and the foundational frameworks for great governance in organisations. 
8 modules over 8 weeks (1 ½ hours per session)
Maximum of 12 participants per program
Key learning outcomes:
  • Learn about what governance is and how it is applied in different types of organisations.
  • Understand the differing roles of the Board and Management.
  • Understand the different governance decision types undertaken by the Executive, Board Committee and Boards (support, endorsement, approval and noting).
  • Learn how to oversight the various governance frameworks at the Executive and Board level.
For those who have completed the Governance Fundamentals Program. We share how to steward governance frameworks in your organisation and leverage the content of each framework.
8 modules over 8 weeks (1 ½ hours per session)
Maximum of 12 participants per program
Key learning outcomes:
  • Learn about how to steward governance frameworks and your accountabilities as an ‘officer’.
  • Understand how each of the different governance frameworks can be leveraged to support and enhance each other.
  • Guidance on how to ensure all governance frameworks are implemented, embedded and honored.
For those who have completed the Leveraging Governance Frameworks Program.
We share how to create great decision making environments including how to design an effective board meeting agenda, environment and board paper as well as how to produce compliant Board meeting minutes and actions.
8 modules over 8 weeks (1 ½ hours per session)
Maximum of 12 participants per program
Key learning outcomes:
  • Define your governance and decision-making environments.
  • Learn how to test the effectiveness of your Board or Board Committee against their Charter.
  • Learn how to design effective Board meetings (the Secretariat function).
  • Learn how to design Board meetings across agendas and setting a mood in the room.
  • Position your Board papers for success
  • How to produce compliant Board meeting minutes and action items.
Tailored to your organisation’s environment
Scope designed by you. 

Choose any module(s) from our training sessions or workshops and we tailor them to your organisation’s governance environment

Tailored Keynotes

Connect Executives and employees to the critically important aspects of corporate governance through positive behaviors, recognition programs, internal checks and balances, human resources, and purpose.
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Given the critical importance of Corporate Governance in building ethical cultures and social responsibility, the Governance Collective have pre-designed tailored keynotes that would be a perfect addition to:

  • Your Leadership development plan
  • Your next Executive corporate retreat
  • Your next Conference event
  • Your next Annual Board Meeting.
Key learning outcomes:
  • Motivate and inspire your executives and people.
  • Educate and upskill your people-culture.
  • Enhance your existing conference format.
  • Learn new global trends in the Corporate Governance space.
  • Learn about the criticality of succession planning where corporate governance is concerned.
  • Appreciate the need for TRUE risk mitigation.
  • Opportunity for real-time Q&A post-keynote delivery.
  • Tailor a keynote pertinent to your core issues in your organisation with the addition of a training module to workshop application in your organisation.