Tuesday 5 March

1.00pm to 3.00pm SA | 1.30pm to 3.30pm VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS | 10.30am to 12.30pm WA | 12.00pm to 2.00pm NT | 12.30pm to 2.30pm QLD           


Ian Woodruff – Trainer, Governance and Community Leadership, the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA)

LOCATION: Online – Zoom

Succession planning is about much more than just replacing board members when they leave. It is about planning recruitment, induction and retention so that you can deal with changes in personnel without destabilising the overall governance of your organisation. Indeed, in a healthy, effective organisation, succession planning is part of a continual process of reviewing, renewing and revitalising the organisation. In this respect, good succession planning is about the healthy maintenance and handover of collective wisdom, and it thereby ensures the continuity and evolution of organisational knowledge and purpose.

In this workshop we will explore:

  • Developing a strategic succession plan – how?
  • Who and where are our future board members?
  • Building a diverse, complimentary board
  • Creating a healthy induction process
  • Retaining board members
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the board

 Presented by:

Ian Woodruff – Trainer, Governance and Community Leadership, the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA)

Ian has spent many years developing his expertise and experience in education and healthcare. He has served on the former Dietitians Registration Board, held a directorship with Dietitians Australia, and served as an allied health director at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital.

At the School of Management at RMIT, Ian held various roles from senior lecturer to program director. His next role was at Orygen, a global youth mental health research, policy and education organisation, where he led teams delivering national training programs in mental health. Before joining ICDA, he managed the professional development program at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and led the accreditation of hospitals involved in specialist training.

At ICDA, Ian works developing new training materials and delivering programs, including the acclaimed Diploma of Governance.

To register online, please click the link below (charges apply) or download the PDF document, and email to enquiry@acia.asn.au.