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Skill Up - Governance Masterclass
Mar 05

Skill Up - Governance Masterclass

Registrations Closed
Date & Time
5 March 2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(UTC+10:30) Australia/Adelaide

Registrations Are Closed

Skill Up - Governance Masterclass

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 9am to 4pm

Naracoorte Showgrounds, Members Clubrooms, enter off Smith Street, Naracoorte


Fully booked - registrations are closed, if you would like to be added to the waitlist or to receive updates about the rest of the program please email 



An essential masterclass for people thinking of joining, or currently serving/working for an organisation with a board or a committee.


The Masterclass will help you to maximise your effectiveness in working for, or being a member of a Board or a committee, through exploring:

  • the legal environment and governance structures 
  • duties of board / committee members
  • roles and responsibilities of the Board
  • how effective boards operate
  • characteristics of effective board / committee members
  • role of the Chair, Board and Committee members and management - how and why they differ
  • good board calendars agendas, papers, minutes
  • asking questions and making decisions


Presenter: Alexandrea Cannon OAM

Alexandrea is an active director with experience in the private, not-for-profit and government sectors.

She chairs SALA (South Australian Living Artists) and is a Director of COTA SA.  Until recently Alexandrea chaired SATAC, Credit Union SA, SA Heart and the Leaders Institute of SA. She is a former director and Committee Chair of the Winston Churchill Trust, Hood Sweeney, and Country Arts Trusts in SA and Queensland.

She also served for five years as a member of the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) State Council prior to commencing as a facilitator 6 years ago.  

Following an executive career in international and national businesses in manufacturing, sales, financial services and the arts, she now conducts board performance reviews, assists boards with CEO performance planning and coaches chairs, directors and CEOs.  Alexandrea is accredited in several coaching and business performance programs, a variety of psychometric assessment tools and holds a certificate in brewing science. 

She has led due diligence and merger integration teams at board and executive levels and been a visiting lecturer at Griffith University and the University of South Australia.  

In 2023 she was awarded an OAM for service to the community through business. As a result of being recognised as one of Australia’s leading human resource management professionals, influencing the future direction of the discipline at a national level, she was awarded the AHRI Medal for her exemplary contribution.

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Please bring the following:

  • Pen and notebook - so you don't miss any critical information


Skill Up - Helping community organisations govern

The Governance Masterclass is the first in a series of masterclasses to provide local board and committee members with an opportunity to upskill in non-profit and incorporated association governance of community organisations.

We will do this by running 4 online short masterclasses with different presenters between May 2024 and March 2025 – drilling further into topics covered during the Governance Masterclass. Participants who attend the Governance Masterclass will collectively design the topics for the 4 online short masterclasses.   

In May 2025 there will be another full day Masterclass covering high performing boards and how to get a board role.

This project is supported by FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.


Skill Up Governance Masterclass


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Event Location
Naracoorte Showgrounds
171 Smith Street
Naracoorte SA 5271

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