Board Capability, Strategic Planning and Governance
Various People Various Organisations
“Dear Helen, I just completed your Governance Training last weekend. It was executed so well and Ron was really inspirational.” Heartfulness Institute
“Hi Helen, fantastic networking opportunity last night with other NFP organisations and Phil was a great presenter. Cameron was very friendly and very efficient at the front desk. We really learnt a lot from the session” RSL Queensland
“Dear Helen, thanks very much for having us. Nicola and I enjoyed the session We feel it was useful and David and Mark were very knowledgeable.” Steiner Museum
“Thank you Helen, the training was excellent and the slides will be useful for follow up. Sally led the session very well and the participants’ feedback was very positive” Louise Multicultural Centre
“Thanks, we were delighted with the training conducted yesterday, Steve was excellent”
Friends of Grafton Art Gallery
“Terry was one of the best facilitators I have seen in a long while. Really knows his “stuff”. I will keep him in mind for future Strategic Planning” North West Disability Services
“Dear Helen – Can I say that I felt Terry was a great presenter. I’ve done MANY training courses over lots of years and it’s a real skill to manage the participants – as you nearly always get ‘someone’ who has to keep asking questions / has something to say .. and we had (at least) one. They can take up a lot of time but I watched Terry handle him very well without offence .. so I came away feeling that I had really learnt something (I did) and I’ve been working with our Board for some 20+ years (non-Board member / minute taker / WCF employee) – so the course was of great assistance to me thank you!” William Campbell Foundation
“Many thanks. The training was excellent and well presented. We enjoyed the time very much and it was time well spent.” Orange Community Centre
“Hi Helen - just wanted to say how much our members enjoyed last nights training session in Dubbo. The presentation was informative & interactive & I think we all took a lot out of it. Thanks again, and please pass on our thanks to Ron who really did a wonderful job presenting the session.” Dubbo Pre-School
“Hi Helen, I will forward the details of your next program onto my Bendigo friends. I love what you guys do!” Southern Cross Kids' Camps
“Hi Helen, please pass my thanks on to Doug and Megan for their time and effort at Tuesday evening's training in Townsville. I really enjoyed it and felt there was good value to the training. I am certainly more mindful of my role as a committee member and also now looking at our committees from a different angle, namely looking at ourselves and our effectiveness. So, again, thank you”
“Thank you the last Governance was most helpful for me .A great job done by Glenn” Kingston Neighbourhood House
“Hi Helen, I really enjoyed the morning. Terry provided excellent training, keeping the whole session engaging and informative. Well done to the team.” We Moosh Day Care
“Hi Helen, please pass on to Steve I thought his presentation was excellent and very informative! I truly felt I was a fish out of water amongst such clever and inspirational people but am passionate about our
Little Church so hopefully can pass on some wisdom learnt to help our small but dedicated congregation.”
St Johns Lutheran Church, Emerald
“Hi Helen - Our team thoroughly enjoyed the training and found it extremely helpful, informative and very relevant. Great to meet Ron who is a great presenter which helped the room engage and interact with others well and with ease, it definitely was lovely to meet Matt, Leeanne as well as the helpful and pleasant Cynthia and Sherlyn (great team) - please forward them our regards and I am sure we will be connected again sometime in the future.” Breakthrough Church Springfield
“Hi Helen, Thank you for organising the Board Governance Workshop, the Directors and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a thought provoking and challenging exercise for some, but will have some great long term outcomes for the organisation. Again, thank you for organising and thank you to Ruth – excellent presenter. I look forward to speaking with you again in the future.” Girls and Boys Brigade
“Hi Helen - I enjoyed the training. Glenn is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter." Libraries Tasmania
“Hi Helen, when the opportunity came up to attend 'another' governance workshop I couldn't decide whether to go. I decided to go anyway. I really must commend Hugo for his delivery style and the content of the workshop. He was personable and referred to people by their names. Quite impressive when you imagine we had only met him. Hugo's extensive experience lends him the necessary knowledge to impart during the class. The real life examples are things I could relate to as a board member.
They were not just theoretical approaches but examples that were backed with the outcomes achieved. All in all a fantastic workshop” Bowen Street Community Centre
“Hi Helen, Thank you very much for a great Governance Training Session - by the way, we organised a strategic meeting ad-hoc last Saturday with great outcomes and plenty on the to-do list. Thanks again”
St Christophorus Aged Care
“Hi Helen, the Board members found the Strategic Plan Rethink provided raised some interesting perspectives for us to consider to ensure the Board is operating from a strategic position. Thank you to Lester for his insights.” Easylink Community Services
“Hi Helen, we enjoyed Ruth’s Governance training session immensely.” Barunga Village Inc
“Thank you Helen. I very much enjoyed the Governance Training session and was most impressed with Martin. He made everybody feel comfortable and confident to participate in all areas.” Waikerie Community Senior Citizens Homes Inc.
“Hi Helen - Thank you so much for the training facilitated by NFP success recently - The feedback for the training was great - the two short courses were exceptional and Lester was great” SHOUT
“Hi, Helen It's been a pleasure working with NFP Success on the recent HR review and strategic plan . Anna has been amazing to work with.” 4RPH
“Thank you Helen. The Governance session went very well and Ruth was tremendous.“ Stroke Recovery Association NSW
“Good morning Helen, I am just following up to let you know that the Board and myself attended the Training in Perth on Saturday and found the programme very good in its delivery and in its ability to prompt us to look at ways of improving some tasks and ask questions of ourselves for future improvements.” Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
“Hi Helen , today's session was very interesting and packed full of information.” Guides 4 Sight
“Good morning Helen, Ron and Sam did a great job and the Board really appreciated their presentation and there was good robust discussion enjoyed by all!” Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
“Hi Helen, thank you for the powerpoint presentation from Saturday’s Training. I really got some great information and ideas from the morning. Thank you to Ron for his delivery of the training, he was a great presenter, keep everyone engaged.” Qld Blue Light
“Hi Doug, I would like to thank you for running the Governance & Board Effectiveness Training Session at the Wrest Point Casino We have already made a list of things that our Committee Members need to do.” Huon Valley PCYC
Hi Doug, thanks for the training – I found it very valuable and informative!” Sexual Assault Support Service (Inc.)
“Good morning Helen, the Governance training was incredible, I was enjoyed, I believed everyone else were enjoyed too. Thanks again it was amazing! Ron did a great job.” SPK Housing Group Limited
“Thanks Helen! Ron’s session definitely gave our Board a lot of food for thought and inspiration for further self-improvement.” Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc
“Thanks, Helen - I enjoyed the training and meeting everybody – very informative and useful.” Womens Law Centre of WA
“Hi Ron, It was nice to attend your training program. It was helpful to me and thank you for throwing in all the examples based on your vast experience in the industry.” Sri Lankan Society
“Hi Helen, my Committee members attended governance training in Narrabri with Phil. They enjoyed the training immensely and found it very informative without being overwhelming.” Wee Waa Community Transport
“Hi Ruth - Thank you so much for the training on Saturday! We received really positive feedback from our volunteer Board Members – so thank you so much!” Shelter Network
“Hi Helen, thanks for sending this though. Ron was brilliant and it was a fantastic session. Very insightful with lots of beneficial ideas. “ Recreation South Australia
“Dear Helen, we were most appreciative for 5 of us to attend the Governance session with Phil.
We found it valuable and it has enabled us to enjoy a follow up productive session.” Girl Guides Queensland
“Good Morning Helen, we all really enjoyed Ron’s training. He has a lot of knowledge and certainly is a character. Can you thank him for us please.” Pyramid Aged Care
“Hi Judy - I wanted to touch base after the training on Saturday and thank you for a very informative session. I will certainly pass on my learnings to other members of the Board.” Tender Training College
“Thanks Helen - the Governance session with Alan went really well – lots of discussion and ideas on things to progress further.” Watershed Landcare
“Hi Helen, Thank you. The Governance training course was fantastic, and Andrew did a magnificent job.”
Sunraysia Autism Spectrum Support Group Inc.
Hi, we have 18 more registrations for the next round of training for Committees in our region. Doug was great last time so if he is available we would sure welcome him again. Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre
Dear Helen, The Management Committee really enjoyed their Governance training with Ruth. We will be back in contact re other training for the Board. Blacktown Women's and Girls' Health Centre
Thanks, The governance training was excellent. I got heaps of good ideas and tips from Debra and the others in the room. The session was most enjoyable. You made what could have been a dull topic fun.
New Futures Training
Thank you Helen, Having attended several other Governance training programs, may I say Phil's presentation was by far the best. Moree Womens Refuge-Ngala House Inc
Ron’s facilitation of the governance training for our very multicultural committee was so well received. Over the recent years our committee have been working strongly in developing their skills to lead our organisation and during the session that we attended with Ron it highlighted to our committee that they are all working in the right direction. He gave them more to think about also which is great as that can be the direction our members can now move to further develop their governance skills. Springvale Neighbourhood House
Thanks Helen, we all enjoyed the training delivered by Ivan and Lester. It was really inspiring.
The Women’s Cottage
Hi Helen, I just wanted to say how impressed my staff and I were with Lester, who facilitated our Governance Training. It has really helped the staff identify the roles and differences between Governance and Management and also prepare them for future Board roles. Immune Deficiencies Australia
Thanks Helen, Ron was exceptional and engaged the Board totally. We were delighted with the Governance presentation and everything went well from our perspective. Please pass on my thanks– the Board thoroughly enjoyed his leading them through things. Australian Dental Prosthetists Association Ltd
Hi Lesley, Thanks for your informative Governance session at the Maryborough RSL last week. I have taken on board your idea of ‘mind mapping’ our files. We are a Community Based Child Care Centre and our Regulations/National Quality Framework/Accreditation are making paperwork enormous. Maryborough Child Care Centre Inc.
Hi Helen Thank very much for the attachment. I attended the course in Launceston yesterday and learnt a lot. A most enjoyable course and thanks to Ron and Bernard they were great facilitators. RSL Tasmania
Thanks Helen, we are really looking forward to Ivan working with us next week. The two of us who previously attended the governance training run by Ivan got so much out of it that we can’t wait to share it with the others. The Girls’ Brigade Australia
Hi Helen , Thank you very much we found the Governance Training course very useful and Jessica a great Trainer. Islamic School of Canberra
7/12/16 - Thank you Helen. The Governance Session was fantastic! And the experience of Francois shone through Share and Care Community Services
Hi Helen I would like to thank Steve and Ron and yourself for all the work you have done for our Committee but most of all for myself. Namoi Community Transport
Good afternoon Pauline, Please pass on our thanks for a great Governance training day. If certificates can be prepared for all the Board Members it would be much appreciated.
Kathy Dickson Manager Lithgow Community Transport
Hi Pauline, The feedback from Julie Booker our CEO about the Governance Training has been so good, I was wondering if you do any other type of training. Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service Wollongong branch
"Gday Ron, Thanks again for last week, I have received some great feedback about the day."
"Good morning Phil, The Strategic Plan was accepted by the board of management at their meeting last Monday and the Board indicated they were happy to very happy about the process undertaken."
"Hi Ron and Ivan, Thanks for the Strategic Plan update, just a couple of tweaks and I think it looks good.
Also, are we able to get the time lines that you developed through discussion on each activity or is that tied to your project planning software?"
"Hi Ron, Hopefully this email will get to you. Rosalia and I were talking today about your advice on grant applications. Well, the grant we applied for through in May succeeded! AND it was the first one so now we have the funds to buy essential equipment. To say I was surprised is a bit of an understatement but am very pleased to report our $30000 success to you."
"Hi Ron, Thanks for an awesome strategic planning day"
"Hi Ben, I have read over the documents and they look great to me, I feel it really clearly lays out the plan for the next 18 months. It was such a pleasure working with Ron, I have never been involved in such a straightforward and quick strategic plan."
"Thanks Helen, We will respond again to Ivan, but I/we can positively say that we were very pleased with Ivan’s presentation on Saturday and he read the brief / group very well and was very well received in his work."