19 Feb 2019
The first Corporate Governance course run by NSW Department of Primary Industries Tocal College has provided valuable information to our future leaders.
The new course is aimed at giving a new generation of rural leaders the skills and knowledge to be leaders of industry and community organisations.
Tocal College Leader Workforce Development, Charlie Bell said the new Board Ready course recently held in Narrabri, was a great success with 15 participants.
“There is a keen interest from people new to Board membership to understand their role and responsibilities,” Mr Bell said.
“The course is valuable for people who may have been on Boards before, but have never received any formal training in the field.
“This nationally accredited training program has been developed in partnership with recognised leader Julia Telford, founder of Engage & Create Consulting based in Goondiwindi.
“The course is presented through a mixture of online modules and two days of face to face training and is aligned to Units from the Certificate IV in Governance.”
Mr Bell said in the two day face to face workshop, activities focus around board member responsibilities and how to undertake those roles, working within organisational structures, and what requirements need to be considered when entering into contracts for funding or employing staff.
“There are opportunities to share experiences, as well as hearing from industry leaders through a panel discussion. Participants will learn how to practically implement new skills and ideas,” Mr Bell said.
The course is one of a number of new courses currently being delivered by Tocal College under the NSW Government AgSkilled funding program to provide training for the cotton and grains industry.
This program has allowed Tocal to partner with industry to develop training specifically tailored to the needs of industry and fully subsidise delivery through AgSkilled.
Registration for courses at Moree and Dubbo close on 4 March and Griffith close on 22 April.
Please contact Tocal College if you are interested in this training program as more courses will run later in the year.
Media contact: Anne Brook (02) 6763 1163 or 0477 358 305