Yarra Theological Union is holding a conference on Church governance on Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 March 2019.  Keynote speakers for the conference include:

  • Robert Fitzgerald AM, Commissioner on the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Susan Pascoe AM, foundation Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, and
  • Sheree Limbrick, inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.

Each has played a leading role nationally is driving change and improved governance in Catholic agencies and other not-for-profit providers. The challenges facing those in Church governance include service provision regulations, requirements relating to charitable status, organisational size, financial viability and sustainability, changing government funding models, mergers and amalgamations, the competitive fundraising environment, and the increasing professionalisation of boards.

The conference, Principles and Practice for Church Governance, is targeted at those in or preparing for Church governance roles. It will increase participants’ understanding of good governance principles and the accountabilities of both civil and canon law.

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