Your Governance Solution

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We provide a range of both online tools and in-person expertise,  combined with our expert partner’s experience to provide you with a sector specific tailored complementary solution for your needs.

Our Sector experience and expert partners:

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As well as options to make content specific to your organisation or specific sector requirements, we can also create custom solutions to help solve your governance needs.

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Aged Care

Governance Evaluator and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) have collaborated to ensure the highest quality support for aged care Boards to build strong governance. Our collaboration combines the proven approach of Governance Evaluator’s online suite of governance and Director evaluation solutions, such as our real-time data and personalised support, with the extensive aged care sector governance consulting expertise of LASA.

Together we expertly support Boards, Directors and whole organisations on their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance; and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.  Governance Evaluator’s trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by aged care and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size, including home care services.

Our solutions support and align to the Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Frameworks, including the Single Aged Care Quality Framework, and uphold the principles of Consumer Directed Care.

Associations

Governance Evaluator provides a range of solutions focused on the unique governance issues facing associations, peak bodies and other representative groups that exist to support and serve their members.

We expertly support Boards, Directors and whole organisations on their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance; and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.  Governance Evaluator’s trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by associations and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size.

Community/NFP

As a member of a community or not-for-profit board, you can perform your governance responsibilities with confidence. With a range of solutions focused on the governance issues facing community and not-for-profit organisations, Governance Evaluator helps you build your capabilities to deliver better outcomes for the communities you support.

Governance Evaluator is trusted by Women on Boards and Aon for building good governance in the community and not-for-profit sector.

We recognise and understand that strong governance for the community sector ensures consistent, safe and quality service outcomes for communities. It also drives the most effective and efficient use of funds; enables boards to meet their governance requirements, and; most importantly, it supports a culture of continuous improvement.

The Governance Evaluator content is based on good governance principles as outlined in the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (ASX 2007). The methodology is consistent with guidelines in the Australian Institute of Company Directors: Evaluating Board Performance: A guide for company directors (AICD 2006, 2011).

Fully compliant with the ASIC, Corporations Act (2001), and the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), the Governance Evaluator Community content was informed by a Community Think Tank and produces insights for boards that are relevant and actionable.

Education

Governance Evaluator has collaborated with Aon and APA to ensure the highest quality support for education Boards to build strong governance.

Our long-standing partnership with Aon ensures that the Governance Evaluator’s independent schools’ solutions specifically address the particular requirements of the education sector with up to date and relevant content. Informed by Aon’s Independent Schools Risk Report (2016, 17 & 18), and developed in consultation with an Education think tank, our content enables governing bodies to quickly and easily build governance capability insights that are clear, visual and actionable.

The education-specific content addresses the key governance themes of Curriculum, Staff & Student Safety & Wellbeing and Talent Development to enable governing bodies to assess their current performance and potential for improvement.

Our evaluation tools for the education sector are NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) approved courses. Members of NSW independent school governing bodies will qualify for one hour of professional learning for each of the Board Governance and Development & Skills Matrix questionnaires.

Finance

Governance Evaluator provides a range of solutions focused on the unique governance issues facing organisations responsible for the management of funds.

Governance Evaluator and Aon have collaborated to ensure the highest quality support for finance Boards to build strong governance.

Our collaboration combines the proven approach of Governance Evaluator’s online suite of governance and Director evaluation solutions, such as our real-time data and personalised support, with the extensive finance governance consulting expertise of Aon.

Together we expertly support Boards, Directors and whole organisations on their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance; and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.  Governance Evaluator’s trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by finance and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size.

 

Health

Governance Evaluator, Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) and the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance (ACHG) have partnered to ensure the highest quality support for health Boards to build strong governance.

Our collaboration combines the proven approach of Governance Evaluator’s online suite of governance and Director evaluation solutions, such as our real-time data and personalised support, with the extensive health sector governance consulting and education expertise of VHA and ACHG.

Together we expertly support Boards, Directors and whole organisations on their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance; and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.  Governance Evaluator’s trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by health and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size.

Our partnership with VHA and ACHG has enabled us to work with exceptional health sector experts to inform the health specific solutions. A clinical governance think tank contributed for expertise, experience and advice to ensure the clinical governance content complies with Australian and state clinical governance frameworks. It has also ensured a keen focus on the real areas where health boards need to build their capabilities to authentically and dynamically govern clinical care quality and safety in their services.

 

Human Services

Governance Evaluator, Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) and the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance (ACHG) have partnered to ensure the highest quality support for human services Boards to build strong governance.

Our collaboration combines the proven approach of Governance Evaluator’s online suite of governance and Director evaluation solutions, such as our real-time data and personalised support, with the extensive human services governance consulting expertise of VHA and ACHG

Together we expertly support Boards, Directors and whole organisations on their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance; and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.  Governance Evaluator’s trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by human services and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size.

Local Government/Council

Our affordable Local Government Program is designed to complement your planned Induction Program for new councillors with an evidence-based approach to evaluating the skills and attributes of your new councillor team.

With a range of solutions focused on the governance issues facing councils, the Governance Evaluator Program provides targeted improvement and development opportunities over the four-year term of a Council.

Governance Evaluator understands that strong governance is essential in local government, to deliver consistent, quality service outcomes for communities and drive the most effective and efficient use of rate payers’ funds. In a constantly evolving regulatory environment, organisational leaders must seek to continuously improve their governance effectiveness and fully understand and enact their roles and responsibilities.

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.

Primary Health Network

Developed in collaboration with AHHA, our Primary Health Network (PHN) solutions reflect the unique role of PHNs as commissioning agents and recognise the high functioning nature of their boards.

Our collaboration combines the proven approach of Governance Evaluator’s online suite of governance and Director evaluation solutions, such as our real-time data and personalised support, with the extensive Primary Health

Network governance consulting expertise of AHHA.
Together we expertly support Boards, Directors and whole organisations on their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance; and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.  Governance Evaluator’s trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by Primary Health Network and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size.

Sport

Governance Evaluator and Aon have collaborated to ensure the highest quality support for sports Boards to build strong governance.

Our collaboration combines the proven approach of Governance Evaluator’s online suite of governance and Director evaluation solutions, such as our real-time data and personalised support, with the extensive sport governance consulting expertise of Aon.

Together we expertly support Boards, Directors and whole organisations on their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance; and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.  Governance Evaluator’s trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by sport and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size.

Waste and Resource Recovery

With a range of solutions focused on the governance issues facing Waste and Resource Recovery boards, Governance Evaluator helps you build your capabilities to deliver consistent, quality service outcomes for communities.

Governance Evaluator understands the specific governance issues facing the Waste and Resource Recovery sector.

Developed and tested in consultation with a Waste and Resource Recovery think tank, the Governance Evaluator Waste and Resource Recovery solutions address the six priorities set by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change for Suburban Development, to be delivered in collaboration with agencies such as DELWP, Sustainability Victoria, EPA, Local Councils, Industry and the community.

Partnering with Governance Evaluator, Waste and Resource Recovery boards can assess their governance performance and identify areas for improvement in relation to good governance standards as well as those priority areas specific to the sector.

Water

With a range of solutions focused on the governance issues facing water boards, Governance Evaluator helps you build your capabilities to deliver consistent, quality service outcomes for communities.

Governance Evaluator understands that strong governance for water boards ensures consistent, quality service outcomes for communities. It also drives the most effective and efficient use of customer funds, enables water industry boards to meet the requirements of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and supports them to continually improve to be the best they can.

The Governance Evaluator Water content is compliant with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), is informed by the Water Act and has been fully tested by a Water Board Think Tank to ensure that outcomes are relevant, insightful and actionable.

Our tools for your complementary solution:

Governance Evaluation

Development and Skills Matrix

Standard 8 Assurance Program

Committees Review

Peer Review

Chair/CEO Review

Board Planning Sessions

Action Sessions

Desktop Review

Individual Development Plans

Induction

Resources

Support

Board Portal

Education

Reporting

Bespoke Solutions

Governance Evaluation

Our Governance Evaluation starts by assessing the collective performance of your Board or Council, aiding to identify potential gaps in board and governance performance and, as such, the ability to deliver on their responsibilities as a governing body. 

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The questionnaire focuses on ten key areas of corporate and sector-specific governance:

  • Strategic Direction
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Finance
  • Service Quality/Governance of Clinical Care
  • Governance Relations
  • Board/Council Composition
  • Board/Council Processes
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Continuous Review and Development
  • Sector Specific Module

The online solution supports Boards and Councils to build and measure action plans, which can be supported by our resources or linked to external resources and support services. Our solution also produces reports, documentation and data insights required for industry internal and external accreditation and assessment, trending and benchmarking.

Development and Skills Matrix

The Development & Skills Matrix questionnaire assesses both individuals and the whole Board or Council for governance and sector-specific skills. This is essential for informing individual and group development plans, new Director/Councillor induction plans, effective succession planning and recruitment. 

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The questionnaire is structured into the following modules:

  • Professional Director/Councillor Skills
  • Sector Specific Skills
  • Culture
  • Contribution
  • Governance Development

We highly recommend that Board and Councils incorporate this product into their annual program to ensure they are achieving a consistent and high-quality level of the necessary skills, experience, and behaviours across all Councillors and Directors. It empowers Boards and Councils to build their capabilities collectively and as individuals.

Standard 8 Assurance Program

Built on a review and development platform, this program helps Boards, Directors, Executives and Management Teams be confident organisation-wide for compliance with Standard 8, the most misunderstood standard, for not only passing accreditation but for a safe and quality culture.

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The trusted, easy to use online platform contains the latest legislative content supported by aged care and governance industry experts, with the ability to be scaled to suit organisations of any size.

Committees Review

A Committees Review allows members and the Board or Council to see how the committees are functioning and if they are fulfilling their role for supporting the governing body to achieve their governance roles and responsibilities for strategy, oversight of risk, legislative compliance and engagement responsibilities.

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Our Review looks at 4 key areas in order to establish an understanding of the sub-committees contribution to the governance roles and responsibilities:

  1. Roles and responsibilities
  2. Leadership and membership
  3. Functioning and outcomes of meetings
  4. Reporting structure

Peer Review

A Peer Review allows Directors and Councillors to give their own assessment of their fellow peers for the key areas of their governance roles and responsibilities. The results being fed back confidentially, in a constructive way, assist in self-reflection and acknowledgement of strengths and opportunities for growth. 

The results of the Peer Review allow individuals to build a development plan tailored for their individual needs. It can also help to inform group development plans. 

Chair / CEO Review

The Chair and CEO Performance Reviews allows Councillors, Directors and Executives to evaluate their Chair or CEO, with results presented in a comprehensive report including identification of key themes and recommendations.

The results of the Chair or CEO review allow the individual to build a development plan for their individual needs, and present for inclusion in the Chair Action Plan report and future Board Planning.

Board Planning Sessions

Board Planning Sessions are an engaging discussion with the Board or Council, and executives. Led by an Independent Convener, these sessions are designed for prioritising future actions and committee structure through this all-inclusive meeting, leading to the creation of your group action plan.

Action Sessions

Throughout the action planning process, a governance expert will analyse your high level and in-depth results, and help you put the right actions in place for improving your Board or Council’s governance performance, highlight group and individual development needs, and future succession planning requirements. Your action plan can also become a useful tool for accreditation.

Desktop Review

For undertaking the desktop review process, we review the present Board/Council and Sub-Committees structure inclusive of:

  • Numbers of committees
  • Current Terms of Reference
  • Skills and experience of the Chair/President, Directors/Councillors, executives, etc
  • Reports that are submitted from each sub-committee through the Board or Council papers

Individual Development Plans

Create individual Director or Councillor development plans that aggregate to the whole Board or Council action plan connected to capability building resources. Use these action plans to report on individual Director or Councillor and whole Board/Council development progress at regular intervals. Your consolidated action plan can also become a useful tool for accreditation. 

Induction

Creating individual development plans specific to the Director and Councillor’s skills and experience, organisation and sector requirements. Connect these to identified support, orientation and capability building resources. Use induction plans to guide induction and regularly check in on new Director and Councillor progress ensuring they quickly become a confident and contributing member of the Board or Council.

Resources

We have a range of resources such as webinars, podcasts, policy documentation, framework and educational information available on our platform that are both corporate governance-based and specific to the sector. Our resources are kept up-to-date and can be directly linked into the action planning process to ensure that you are making the most we have on offer 

Support

Our local Customer Care team will be there to support you throughout your registration and is there for as little or as much support as your organisation needs. We also have our expert sector-specific conveners available to be the external helping hand on your governance journey.  

Board Portal

As part of our comprehensive offering there is also the option to add on a board portal through our Partners at BoardPro. They exist to increase boardroom productivity and create better functioning boards through their simple and easy to use software product.

Education

Our governance solution doesn’t stop at the end of the questionnaire. Through our partners Governance Institute of Australia, we can provide the right corporate governance training course tailored to your questionnaire results. Or if it’s sector specific training that’s required, our partners in Aged Care and Health, LASA and VHA, can provide this.

Reporting

Trended, benchmarked and custom reporting and interactive dashboard of results of all of our solution options are available. These reports blend together our data insights and governance insights which we find really help our clients map a path forward with their governance development.

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Bespoke Solutions

As well as options to make content specific to your organisation or sector requirements, we can also create custom solutions to help solve your governance needs.

Simply contact us and we can work together to build a solution for you.