Te hira tangata ki Waikato, ki Raukawa ki Maniapoto, ki Hauraki


An Introduction to Governance.

27 November 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Community Waikato, 33 Victoria St, Hamilton
$90 per person for community organisations, $180 for non-community

Workshop details:

What is good governance? Many people take their place on boards and committees to support their organisation and realise they need to know more about their roles. This workshop has been designed around the four functions of governance… 
  • Strategic Direction
  • Stewardship, including Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Stakeholder Relations and
  • Self-Maintenance
…with the intent of giving trustees and board or committee members a general feel for the role of governance and a framework for what they need to know to be effective as board members.

There will be a workbook provided to support this workshop.



anne resized-122 Anne Douglas
Anne is Community Waikato’s Administration Manager. Anne has been with Community Waikato since September 2006. She has a strong background in office management, budgeting and all aspects of funding. Anne also holds in-depth knowledge of the issues people face as they age, having worked for Age Concern Hamilton for nine years.

Anne is enjoying the challenge and stimulation of a more diverse role within the community sector. She has recently completed the Unitec Post-Graduate Diploma of Not-For-Profit Management and is co-facilitating the funding workshops being run throughout the region by Community Waikato in conjunction with Trust Waikato.  Anne is also available to work with your organisation on Reading of Financial Statements which is an essential part of good governance.   Anne is available to advise community organisations with their Finances, Accounts, budgets and funding.
karen profile 5 feb 10-360 Karen Stockmann
Karen has been an advisor at Community Waikato since 2011.  Prior to this Karen was self employed, providing facilitation, training and development support to individuals and organisations. 
Karen trained as a teacher of people with learning disabilities at Tokanui Hospital in the mid-80’s and was part of the deinstitutionalisation movement in the late 80’s that saw people with disabilities return to their communities of origin.  She was the Chairperson of Lifestyle Trust from 2005 until 2014. Karen has also spent many years involved in school governance.
Karen has a strong belief in social justice and the importance of creating a society where everyone has the opportunity to contribute and belong in ways which are meaningful to them,  with a particular interest in empowerment through information and knowledge, experiences and relationships. Born and raised in Te Awamutu in a dairy farming family. She has three daughters and a son.
Karen’s qualifications include Teaching (intellectual disability), Bachelor of Applied Management (Strategic) and a Graduate Diploma in Not-for-profit Management.

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