Victorian State Sporting Associations: Board Leadership Program
5 August 2014 By LV
LV and Sport and Recreation Victoria recently teamed up to provide a customised Board Leadership Program for 22 Board Members from a range of Victorian State Sporting Associations. The program was based on LV’s Orientation to NFP Boards Leadership Program, with the addition of a breakfast session for participating board members and their Chairs, and a concurrent Chair Forum to explore the challenges and issues facing Chairs in the sporting sector.
Nicci Russouw, Director - Squash and Racquetball Victoria, shares her insights from the program:
Being elected as a board member to Squash and Racquetball Victoria was an honor, but a daunting task. When the opportunity to attend this course became available, I immediately enrolled.
The topics, ranging from legal liability to people skills, were related in such a manner that we could easily understand and digest the information, and most importantly, apply it to our own board dynamics.
With a 50/50 ration of new board members to experienced board members there was plenty of opportunity for more experienced board members to share their stories and experiences to the novices. It was wonderful meeting people from all walks of life volunteering their time, energy and passion to their chosen sport.
The diversity and range of speakers provided a balanced and encouraging view on being a board member, along with the positive gains and upside that a good board can provide to an organisation.
What would I say to someone considering this program? DO IT! Whether you are a new or an experienced board member, you will be energized to tackle the hard questions for your organisation, based on the capabilities you have gained from this program.
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