Part of good governance is remaining mission true. When schools are established, they are begun by passionate individuals who have a clear mission and ministry in mind. CSA has produced a series called Missional Governance: Boards that Transform which seeks to keep a boards’ eyes on the right topics; to refocus, inspire and challenge boards to keep mission true. Good governance is also about highly functional boards. Boards set the bar in terms of effectiveness. A question we must all ask ourselves - are we a lid on our organisation’s performance and health? Or, are we a springboard? CSA has partnered with Effective Governance to develop the School Governance Program, which seeks to assist boards so they may sharpen their own performance to provide the support and guidance that the school executive team requires.
Missional Governance: Boards that Transform
Our goal for this resource is to provide your board with a series of short-form, thought provoking sessions that you can work through in each board meeting throughout the year. As a board, you have access to a wealth of highly technical and industry specific material that can assist you in the day-to-day governance of the school. That’s not what this resource is about. What we aim to do is provide you with an opportunity to step back - just for a moment - and evaluate the why behind what you do. Through short videos, insightful content and realistic case studies we want to give you an opportunity you may rarely get in a governance context: the opportunity to reflect on your sacred mission.
School Governance Program
A key component in the sustainability of Christian schools is good governance. A collaboration with Effective Governance sees the launch of CSA’s School Governance Program, a four-day training program, covering 12 modules, specifically for board members and those in governance roles. Each module seeks to bring a depth, rigor and confidence to board practice. The course is NESA accredited for NSW schools and also for self-accreditation with AITSL professional learning standards.