School Governance Training

School Governance Training

The School Governance Program is a 12-module course designed to equip Christian school board members, the principal and school leadership team with the key governance knowledge they need to understand and support the board’s role so that directors remain mission true and ministry-orientated and secure the school’s long-term sustainability.

Event Information

This event is ideally suited to our WA schools for Board members, Principals, Deputy Principals, CEOs, Board Secretaries, Business Managers and other Board support personnel and senior teaching staff looking for professional development.

The School Governance Program is a series of short courses, consisting of:

  • Short Course 1 – Good Governance Practice: Foundations of Governance; Legal Framework; Decision-making and Board Processes
  • Short Course 2 – Financial Governance: Financial Reporting; Financial Performance; Principal and Executive Oversight
  • Short Course 3 – Performance & Conformance: The Board’s Role in Strategy; Risk Oversight; Compliance & Policy Roles of the Board 
  • Short Course 4 – Governance Sustainability: Stakeholder Communication; Board Effectiveness; Boardroom Dynamics.

The Short Courses are broken into sessions and each session involves a presentation during which all participants are encouraged to discuss issues raised in the module and share experiences. A case study will be discussed in each module which addresses issues raised in that module to enable participants to apply the concepts introduced in the module.

Program Outline

An outline of the program will be provided in the coming weeks.


Your Host, Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens serves as the Executive Officer, WA and leads the national portfolio of, Modes and Models of Schooling. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having taught and held leadership roles in a range of schools nationally and internationally. Dave’s knowledge across a broad range of specialist areas, educational sectors and contexts, is evidenced in his ability to develop alternative programs that meet the needs of the students and teachers, whilst addressing the requirements of legislation. His passion for Relational Schools assists all schools in student wellness and retention.

Facilitator, Ian Doyle

Ian Doyle is Human Resources Professional with over 25 years’ experience in HR roles in the Banking and Insurance Industries. Ian started his Human Resources career in Westpac ultimately having responsibility for Senior HR portfolios across the Qld Regional Banking network, the National Business Banking Loan Centre and the national consumer sales team. Ian then moved to Suncorp and was responsible for the Group Learning & Development function and the centralised HR shared service function. More recently Ian was the General Manager for Human Resources at Bank of Queensland for 7 years. Whilst in this role he was responsible for the Board HR relationship, in particular managing the relationship with and supporting the Board Remuneration Committee. Ian has always had a strong focus on culture and people risk, including OH&S and unethical and inappropriate behaviour.

Qualify for CPD Hours

At the conclusion of this event, a certificate of completion attracting CPD hours will be provided to attendees.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 30 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

The event program is subject to change and we may not be able to provide prior notice.

Please note that registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.

A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.

COVID-safe Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our member community and are following government guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Contact Tracing: Please ensure you have the relevant contact tracing app for your State to check-in at the venue.

Vaccination Notice: All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Government directive.

Learn more about how we are keeping you safe at CSA events.

Friday, 11 March 2022 to
Saturday, 12 March 2022
8:30am - 4pm AWST
$1100 Members, $1485 Non-members
SCEA Training Room
1 Padbury Tce
Midland WA 6056
14 CPD Hours
Public event