She Leads Workshop: Board Readiness series

Our She Leads Workshop series on Board Readiness comprises two workshops set over two consecutive evenings, doing a deep dive on board governance and finance focusing on the not-for-profit sector. 

These workshops are an essential for current and aspiring board members who want to gain practical skills to prepare for taking on board directorships and get a comprehensive understanding of organisational finance.  

Workshop one: Board Governance  

On Tuesday 16 August 2022, our Board President Carina Zeccola and former Board President Jude Burger will facilitate the Board Governance Workshop. 

This session will provide you with an understanding of the following: 

  • an awareness of the roles of boards and board members 
  • an awareness of the requirements and expectations place on board members
  • a basic understanding of governance models 
  • a basic understanding of board and committee members’ legal responsibilities 

Workshop two: Board Finance  

On Wednesday 17 August 2022, YWCA Canberra member and former Board Treasurer Katie Whitehead will facilitate the Board Finance Workshop where she will make finance fun and accessible, particularly for people who don’t have an accounting background.  

This session will provide you with an understanding of the following:  

  • How to read financial reports and statements  
  • An explanation of the different elements, risks, and internal controls of organisational finance