Governance for Social Impact

The Centre for Social Impact is excited to partner with AGSM @ UNSW Business School to present Governance for Social Impact - a 2-day executive education course for Board Directors and leaders designed to facilitate an examination of the social impact ecosystem and the importance of leading effective social impact governance.

We thank NAB and JBWere for their generous support in the development of this course.

Next intake:

Melbourne: 4-5 October 2022

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What you’ll learn:

Moving beyond the essential legal and financial responsibilities of Board Directors, this course will provide an in-depth examination of the importance of governance to achieve maximum social impact for your organisation. 

You'll learn and thoroughly understand what it means to govern with a ‘mission-first’ agenda and you'll be provided with the knowledge and tools to navigate the social purpose ecosystem and to 'lift your gaze' to lead effective social impact governance.

You'll learn about:

  1. Effectively governing in a complex social ecosystem
  2. Understanding different types of problems and what it means to govern with a 'mission-first' agenda
  3. The role of Boards in optimising strategy for social impact
  4. Achieving mission by measuring what matters most, for the people who matter most
  5. Exercising effective leadership while governing for impact

How you’ll learn:

  • The learning materials and activities designed for this course aim to enable participants to discover, critically analyse, and apply in practice the knowledge, frameworks and tools for effective social impact governance.
  • The intensive nature of this course requires participants to have read the selected required readings and completed the online modules in advance of attending the online workshop.

Course fees:

Depending on the structure, size and turn over of your not-for-profit organisation the course fees range from $1,788 to $2,860. The course fee for participants from for-profit organisations is $3,575.

Course participants will be awarded two AGSM Certificate in Executive Management and Development points which can be used as credit towards an MBA (Social Impact). Participants will also receive a Digital Badge on submission of post-program work.

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Participant testimonials:

“This course is absolutely brilliant and should be mandatory for all for-purpose leaders. The content is useful, informative, interesting and critical if you lead or govern for social impact. Once we’ve all done it, our collective impact will be amplified!”

“Full agenda of highly relevant theory in structure practical application. Great facilitation of collaboration and transparency.”

"Kristy has a great energy - constructively critical, knowledgeable and passionate about the social sector and social impact. It can be easy to criticise and judge the social sector from the outside and Kristy doesn't generate the raising of our defensive hackles!”

“Absolutely exceeded expectations, it was a real cultural experience working with high level experience and skills.”

“New, innovative and contentious while being extremely relevant.”

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Course facilitators:

Kristy Muir

Professor Kristy Muir

Professor Kristy Muir is the former CEO of the Centre for Social Impact and current CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

Kristy teaches CSI's Governance for Social Impact course and is the Program Lead for the Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) Program.

Throughout her career Kristy has worked closely with government, not-for-profits, corporates and philanthropic organisations to help understand, measure and find innovative solutions to some of society’s most intractable and complex social problems.

Shamal Dass

Adjunct A/Professor Shamal Dass

Shamal joined JBWere in 2012 and leads the Philanthropic Services and Family Advisory business. In addition to leading these teams, his responsibilities include the provision of tailored advice to for-purpose organisations and private clients in areas ranging from the governance, leadership, capacity building, structuring, sustainability and organisational strategy.

Prior to joining JBWere, Shamal worked within the f inancial services and trustee industries gaining significant experience in advising high net worth individuals on their philanthropic structures, managing trusts and foundations (including PAFs), and constructing charitable foundation investment portfolios.

Shamal is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Impact UNSW. He co-created and co-teaches the Governance for Social Impact course and serves on a number of boards.


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