Learn about good governance

June 1, 2024 BY

Learning opportunity: Michael Tudball, interim CEO of Golden Plains Shire, said it is important community groups have good governance. Photo: FILE

REPRESENTATIVES of clubs and entities in the Golden Plains Shire are invited to attend a governance and incorporated association training session next week.

The event is a partnership between the Golden Plains Shire, Leisure Networks and Harwood Andrews.

Michael Tudball, interim CEO of Golden Plains Shire, said the session will provide a range of information and guidance.

“Community groups and volunteers attending will understand the obligations of incorporated associations and how to align their procedures with the model rules of operation,” he said.

“The sessions include information and guidance on items including the election of office bearers, meeting procedures, decision making processes, record keeping, and financial and risk management.”

Topics covered will include what the rules are of an incorporated association, model rules versus own rules, good governance at committee level, and how to manage risk.

“Good governance is important as it allows community groups to conduct activities, events and manage facilities in a safe, inclusive and independent manner that is in the best interests of their members,” said Mr Tudball.

“Maintaining strong, transparent operational and governance processes will ensure volunteer groups can continue to provide social and recreational opportunities to the community and be sustainable into the future.”

The free session will be held on Wednesday 5 June in Bannockburn and registration can be completed on the Golden Plains Shire website.