Donna Dark presented our first UOW Masterclass of the 2018-202 Leadership Illawarra Program, on the topic of Governance, on 23 March.
Whilst traditionally delivered over 5 days as an MBA subject, the content was highly condensed, and the goal was to introduce the subject and open thought for those not already familiar with the concepts.
Extensive post workshop reading resources were provided for anyone wishing to extend their subject knowledge and to support the 2 follow up assignments for anyone wishing to convert the masterclass to an MBA credit point. Cohort are highly encouraged to complete the follow up work whether an MBA is in their current sights or not, as the subjects are stand alone and helpful, regardless of current goals and aspirations relating to board or community representation.
Donna professionally and capably represented The Sydney Business School and delivered a day of interesting content in what can be a dry subject. Donna’s area of speciality is risk management, and she has extensive experience supporting Boards as well as representation as a Director. The content was fast paced, and topical, drawing heavily from current affairs including the Royal Commission into the Banking sector, but also referring to the major event of the ????? the HIH Royal Commission which changed the face of governance and board scrutiny for decades since.
The introduction to the roles and responsibilities of all players was lightly touched on due to the brevity of the workshop, but the 2 reflection exercises effectively demonstrated that governance is the responsibility of all team members at all levels of an organisation.
Tash Potter concluded the day with a vote of thanks on behalf of the group, summing up the learnings of a great day.
This masterclass can be converted to an MBA point with the completion of 2 assignments and cohort are strongly encouraged to complete this homework and add value to the content and outcomes of the program. Remember, what you put in is what you get out!
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