Governance Training

The Northern Territory Council of Government School Organisations (NT COGSO) is funded by the Department of Education to educate members and potential members of a School Representative Body in the areas of governance requirements under the Education Act, Education Regulations and relevant guidelines and policies.

Governance Training is available to all Northern Territory Government Schools at no cost to the school or School Representative Body Members.

Governance and Mentoring Training Officers deliver contextualised, adaptable and culturally appropriate training to all urban, rural and remote schools.

All training is supported by quality resources, ongoing mentoring and support.

 

Available Training Topics

 

Governance for School Representative Body

Duration: 2 Hours

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Functions of School Representative Body
  • Liability
  • Autonomy
  • Diversity
  • Membership types
  • Constitution
  • Terms of Office
  • Duties of Members
  • Conflict
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • Good Governance
  • Effective meetings
  • Governing V Managing

Governance for School Representative Body (Remote Schools)

Duration: 2 Hours

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Governance Structures
  • Membership
  • Meetings
  • Functions
  • Roles and Responsibilities

Annual General Meeting Preparation

Duration: 2 Hours

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Membership
  • Member Terms
  • Notice of AGM
  • Meeting Proceedings
  • Agenda
  • After the AGM

Introduction to Governance

Duration: 1 Hour

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Functions overview
  • Membership types
  • Terms of Office
  • Duties of Members
  • Effective meetings
  • Governing V Managing

Parent and Community Engagement

Duration: 2 Hours

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Communication
  • Learning at Home and School
  • Building Community
  • The Role of Family
  • Consultation and Decision Making
  • Collaboration
  • Participation

School Representative Body Functions Overview

Duration: 1 Hour

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Member Roles
  • Governing V Managing
  • Effective Meetings
  • Asking questions

Types of School Representative Bodies

Duration: 1 Hour

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Governance Structures
  • School Council
  • School Board
  • Joint School Representative Bodies
  • Other Structures
  • Governing V Managing

Office Bearers

Duration: 1 Hour

Presented by: NT COGSO

  • Chair Roles and Responsibilities
  • Secretary Roles and Responsibilities
  • Treasurer Roles and Responsibilities
  • Effective Meetings

Financial Governance

Duration: 2 Hour

Presented by: Department of Education

Hosted by: NT COGSO

  • Understanding the minimum suite of reports
  • Financial Roles and Responsibilities
  • Funding Sources
  • Support and Assistance

Industrial Relations Governance

Duration: 2 Hours

Presented by: Chenoa Ellison Industrial Relations Consultant

Hosted by: NT COGSO

  • Employment Types
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employment Conditions
  • Understanding Legislation