The Good Governance program helps non-government organisations develop their governance knowledge and board management skills.
The program is based around the effective use of the It's your business resource, which was developed by ADHC.
It is aimed at voluntary members of small to medium boards and management committees. Organisations that provide Home and Community Care (HACC) and disability services funded by us are eligible to participate.
National Disability Services (NDS) NSW have been engaged to coordinate the Good Governance program.
For further information on governance workshops, news and resources go to the NDS website.
It's your business
It's your business is a governance resource for directors of voluntary boards and management committees.
Effective governance protects the rights of your stakeholders and assists the continued success and growth of an organisation.
Download It's your business chapters
- Chapter 1 Corporate governance (PDF)
- Chapter 2 Legal issues (PDF)
- Chapter 3 Strategic business planning (PDF)
- Chapter 4 Financial management (PDF)
- Chapter 5 Strategic human resources (PDF)
- Chapter 6 Risk management (PDF)
- Chapter 7 Fraud prevention and control (Fraud Prevention Toolkit) (PDF)
- Chapter 8 Probity in employment (PDF)
- Chapter 9 Partnerships (PDF)
- Chapter 10 Quality Management
Probity in employment for ADHC funded organisations
An important feature of well-governed organisations is probity in employment. That is, robust employment practices – including different processes, systems and checks – to ensure that the right people with the right skills are in the right positions.
ADHC's expectations of organisations in regards to probity in employment are set out in a Position Statement (PDF). The Statement explains why probity in employment is important and the benefits that a stronger probity checking system is intended to bring for all stakeholders.
The Probity in Employment fact sheet (PDF) explains how ADHC will support non-government organisations to meet these expectations.
Chapters 9 and 10: Partnerships and Quality Management
The Partnerships and Quality Management fact sheet (PDF) provides an overview of the two additional chapters.
The chapter on Partnerships is a resource to assist organisations to develop their governance knowledge on a wide range of collaboration activities, from networking and sharing of information to formal arrangements such as mergers.
The chapter on Quality Management outlines a framework for service providers to understand what works well in their organisation, what needs to be improved and what needs to change for people receiving services.