In June 2019, the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) in partnership with the Lowitja Institute, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Aboriginal Governance and Management Program (AGMP) will convene an ‘Indigenous Youth in Governance Masterclass’. This Masterclass will connect, educate and promote Indigenous people aged 18 to 35 years who are or hope to be active in the business of governance locally, regionally and nationally.
South West Native Title Settlement
seeking Pre-Trust Nominations Committee members
FDIO has been appointed to assist the WA Government, South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) and the Trustee-in-waiting (Perpetual Trustees) in appointing four members to the Pre-Trust Nominations Committee (PTNC).
Perpetual Trustees is seeking expressions of interest from a suitably qualified person or agency to complete an evaluation and appraisal of the operations and performance of the PKKP Trusts Decision Making Committee (DMC). The evaluation aims to identify both strengths and weaknesses in the overall function of the Committee, as well as individual members. The outcomes of the evaluation and assessment will inform recommendations to the Trustee and DMC to improve the performance and function of the committee and individual members.
Recently back from the AIATSIS National Native Title conference hosted by the Yawuru people on their traditional lands in Broome, we have been discussing the many excellent sessions and their impact.
Next FDIO Event - (AIATSIS Conference Presentation)
Raising the Bar: Setting and achieving new standards for Directors of Indigenous organisations.
Traditional Owner and Independent Directors of Indigenous organisations face a unique set of challenges. They need to balance cultural and corporate governance obligations, operate within a complex legislative and regulatory framework and are often exposed to harsh scrutiny from family and community.
Aboriginal corporations as employers - A practical workshop on understanding obligations and managing your workforce
So you're considering a role as an Independent Director of an Indigenous organisation?
Good governance skills are a given.
But there are other things you need if you want to make a difference.
Jolleen Hicks of Aboriginal Insights will be in Perth on 18 & 19 April 2018, to deliver two half day workshops on engaging with Aboriginal communities.
See here for more details.
Being a CEO of an Indigenous organisation is a privilege yet it brings with it a unique set of responsibilities, opportunities and challenges, including the need to balance corporate and cultural governance obligations.
This is 'not your average CEO position'.