Thoughts and things of interest

Take on Board Breakfast

Thank you for attending the recent Take on breakfast - the first official Take on Board live event! Thank you in particular, to our fabulous speakers Claudia Fatone and Elizabeth Radcliffe for their informative, insightful and interesting stories and tips. Here's a summary of some of their take-out messages: hold to purpose keep an eye over all risks, including financial, people, reputation, strategy and governance have a stakeholder engagement strategy including for staff, members, broader sporting community, broader community, interstate and other counterparts as much as possible, stay in the 'governance space' (knowing that at the same time Boards often - rightly - get more operational du

Connecting online

We are all starting to get used to meetings online now, and it looks like it will be our ‘new normal’ for a little while yet. Now, more than ever, we need to think through how our get-togethers before they happen – what do we want to get out of our meeting, and how are we going to make getting there easy. The word ‘facilitator’ comes from the Latin, facilis, “to make things easy”. As a facilitator, my role is to make processes or discussions easy. Indeed, this is the role of anyone who is hosting a discussion - whether they are the Chair of a Board, a project or team manager or someone hosting Friday night drinks. So I thought I'd share some of my tips, tricks and tools to help you make onli

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