Holding Governance Introduction Events
Event 1 | Free Governance Training Session
When looking to build some interest in your board succession plan, open the doors to community representatives, members, and other local people to receive free professional governance training, care of your organisation.
Establish who in your membership or community may possess the attributes and skills you’re looking for. Reach out with a letter inviting them to learn valuable information that will enhance their career. Build their confidence to nominate by offering free training. It’s great public relations!
It's important to note that the free governance session needs to be real training, not just a sales pitch for your organisation. It's worth engaging a professional trainer, like me, to do a high-impact 3-hour session that leaves participants with useful knowledge.
Shayne's High Impact 3-Hour Free Governance Training Program
1. Welcome and introduction
2. Legal framework
3. Role of the board
4. Role of the director
5. Importance of strategy
6. Basics of financial literacy
7. Monitoring and boardroom operations
Questions and discussions throughout!
After the educational event, prepare a list of candidates to continue building the relationship. Look for qualifications and knowledge, communication skills, and diversity in gender and age to reflect your strategic requirements.
Meet with the ideal candidates, and begin an exciting mutually-beneficial conversation.
Event 2 | Free Networking Session
Design a networking event where directors and the CEO can move around the room and get to know people. Invite diverse people from different cultural backgrounds and ages. Invite a fantastic key speaker who will educate and entertain the guests as a draw card.
Shayne's High Impact 2-Hour Free Networking Session
Organise canapes and beverages
1. Guests mingle with name cards and a get-to-know-you activity
2. Formal welcome and introduce CEO and directors
3. Another get-to-know-you and talk-to-people activity
4. Feature speaker - someone professional and comedic (and not the president!)
5. Informal mingling and exchanging of cards
6. Fill in further interest forms or similar.
As with the Free Governance Session, after the event, prepare a list of candidates to continue the conversation. Look for qualifications and knowledge, communication skills, and diversity in gender and age to reflect your strategic requirements. Meet with the ideal candidates, and begin an exciting mutually-beneficial conversation.
You might like to follow up with another free governance session with interested candidates.