First Steps in Governance Award

13 September 2023
Development West Coast
The Institute of Directors Canterbury Branch are inviting applications for its 2023 First Steps in Governance Award. This award is open to young professionals based in the Canterbury and West Coast regions.

This award provides opportunities for young professionals at the start of their governance journey to gain governance experience in the not-for-profit sector.

About the award

Applications are sought from young professionals who:

  • Are motivated to further their commercial experience, gain an insight into good governance practice and learn about the dynamics of sitting on a board or trust
  • Are able to demonstrate leadership, diversity of thought, integrity and enterprise in their careers
  • Have a range of experience and skills (commercial, community, public service)
  • Are able to commit the time to prepare for and attend meetings and associated events
  • Have not held a significant governance role to date (this does not include a role in a local sports, school or community organisation or club)

This Award is open to young professionals in the Canterbury and West Coast regions. You do not need to be an IoD member to apply.

Benefits include:

  • A not-for-profit governance internship on the board of Development West Coast (Greymouth), Comcare Trust (Christchurch) or, Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust (Christchurch).
  • One year’s complimentary membership of the Institute of Directors
  • One year’s complimentary attendance at all Canterbury branch members’ events (including online events) where members can learn and share their experiences
  • $900 towards an IoD governance development course of your choice to be taken in the 12-month period following the award
  • Mentoring from an experienced director 

To apply

Applications are open until 5:00pm Monday 2 October 2023.

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