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Better Boards Conference 2017

Adaptive Directorship: Governing for the unpredictable, Brisbane, 28-30 July

The Better Boards Conference is the premier governance and leadership conference for leaders of Australasia’s non-profit organisations. The 2017 conference will be held in Brisbane from July 28 to 30 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 2017 conference theme is Adaptive Directorship: Governing for the unpredictable, which aims to highlight the mindset and strategies leaders will need to ensure the successful governance and leadership of their not-for-profit organisation in unpredictable times.

Presentations and discussions at the Better Boards Conference 2017 will highlight the attitudes, behaviours and work practices that support successful outcomes in adaptive directorship. Our Managing Director, James Beck, is presenting on ‘Managing the Board-CEO Dynamic’:

For sustained organisational success, it is essential that the relationship between the board and CEO be strong and professional. The CEO is the board’s only employee, thus, a unique relationship exists between the CEO and the board.

The board’s key responsibilities as the CEO’s employer include CEO appointment; succession planning; regularly undertaking CEO performance reviews; assisting the CEO through mentoring; reviewing CEO remuneration; and, if required, termination of the CEO. James will touch on each of these responsibilities with a focus on CEO assessment and how to improve the board-CEO dynamic.

For more on the 2017 conference theme, program and speakers, see here.