As a member of local government, you can perform your governance responsibilities with confidence
With a range of solutions focused on the governance issues facing councils, Governance Evaluator helps you build your capabilities to deliver consistent, quality service outcomes for communities.
Trusted governance industry partner for local government
Fully compliant with the Local Government Act, informed and comprehensively tested by a local government think tank of Mayors, Councillors, CEOs and senior officers, the Governance Evaluator solutions for local government are specifically designed to support councillors and councils to build strong governance capability.
The most straightforward & intelligent way to improve governance
in local government
Governance Evaluation combines intelligent technology solutions with expert governance consultants to aid in building your governance capabilities. We work with you to combine the complementary solutions, designing a governance program that meets the needs of your board or council.
Board Governance Program
Our Board Governance Program is designed to improve the collective capabilities of your board. Founded on evaluation, the principles of good governance and the responsibilities of governing bodies within the environment in which they are operating, you can design your program to meet the specific needs of your board.
“We’ve evaluated for the last 4 years, it’s a foundational part of our annual board calendar for supporting a strong culture for quality and safety.” – Bronwyn Pike
Director Development Program
Our Director Development Program helps you to build the individual capabilities of your directors whilst providing insight into the collective skills of your board. The program supports both new and experienced director development, and aids succession planning and induction for the enhanced director onboarding.
Our Peer Review solution helps you to better understand the individual capabilities of your governing body through a highly confidential process that seeks to inform individual development plans.
Our Sub-Committees Review solution provides an indepth analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of your sub-committees and looks to identify any gaps in your sub-committees role for informing good decision making by the governing body.
Our Independent Convening solutions add rigour to your program through their facilitation skills, extensive knowledge of best practice evaluation processes, and their governance and sector expertise.
Governance Evaluator has been specifically designed to support councillors and councils to build strong governance capability. It provides an engaging online process that is easy to use and easy to manage, with dashboards that clearly show the status of activity across the 9 key areas of good governance. Each of these modules aligns with the new Local Government Act and has been credibly tested by Mayors, Councillors, CEOs and senior officers. Governance Evaluator is the best system I have seen in my extensive involvement with local government.”
– Lisa Mahood, former Mayor & Councillor, City of Wodonga
– Kylie Warne (former President) and Bernadette Uzelac (former CEO), Geelong Chamber of Commerce
– David Panter (CEO), ECH Adelaide
Get a shared and consistent understanding of good governance and deliver positive outcomes for your community.
With the right insights & support you can make informed decisions on how to enact your governance responsibilities
Founded on evaluation, the principles of good governance and the responsiblities of governing bodies within the environment in which they are operating, you can design your program to meet the specific needs of your board.
Individual & Collective Programs
Governance Evaluator has solutions for improving the collective performance of governing bodies, their sub-committees, as well as the development of individuals.
Sector Specific Programs
Governance Evaluator provides a range of governance performance building solutions, specialising in a range of sectors to specifically support the roles and responsibilities of governing bodies within those sectors to effectively govern their organisation.
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Simple and clear reporting allows individuals and boards to clearly identify areas of strength and areas where you need to focus to build your capabilities for governing effectively.
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