A NSW free from poverty and inequality

Governing a Community Organisation (Orange, NSW)

This is plain English legal training where you can learn legal concepts in an interactive and reflective way (using case studies, diagrams and a take-away Workbook). You will be learning alongside peers, and a facilitator who understands the issues you face.

21 May 2019 - 9:30am21 May 2019 - 12:30pm
West Room, Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng St
New South Wales

Do you fully understand your legal duties as a board or a committee member?

As a committee or board member of a community organisation, it’s important to be fully aware of your legal responsibilities. This essential training will help you better understand:

  • The legal role of committee members as decision makers
  • The difference between governance and management
  • The legal status and structure of your organisation and what this means for governance
  • The importance of your organisation’s rules and legal purpose or objects
  • The four main legal duties of committee members
  • Other laws that you should be aware of as a committee member
  • Potential liabilities and how to protect yourself and your organisation

“It is very important for committee members to understand their roles and responsibilities. This training is a must for committee members.” (Kawalpreet Singh, Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria Inc)

“The information was great, the examples were perfect to clarify and the activities were great for cementing the information.” (Waminda Community House)

Who should attend?

  • People involved in (or thinking of becoming involved in) not-for-profit community organisations of all sizes and legal structures, including unincorporated groups.
  • Also suitable for private consultants and local councils as part of their community development and capacity-building work with community organisations.


A training lawyer from the Justice Connect team, with expertise in charity and legal training. NCOSS is pleased to be partnering with Justice Connect, a not-for-profit that has been building fairer, safer and healthier lives for over 25 years.                                                                                                                                                                                   

Places are strictly limited to 20. Registration will close on 14 May, but please register as soon as practicable to secure your place.

The registration fee covers morning tea and hand-outs.

  • NCOSS member  – $130/person (includes GST)
  • Non-NCOSS member - $160/person (includes GST)

Are you registering for both this session and "Volunteer Management and the Law"? Get 25% off the second session. Email us for the discount code (cancellation policy applies; subject to availability).

Please advise if you have any special needs (e.g. disability access or dietary requirements) when you register. 

Cancellation Policy: Due to catering and booking commitments, cancellations made within 5 working days of the event cannot be refunded.

Queries about this session to: rocellita@ncoss.org.au Ph (02) 8960 7930

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