I thought that the Masterclass was fantastic. The best training I have been to in years. As I have been in management for a long time it is hard to find a course that is challenging and stimulating. Your course was both. I have taken back new ideas to our CEO and we have developed a stakeholder survey for our strategic planning. Thanks!
Anne Parkes Knox Community Health Service
What a refreshing and practical approach to strategy, risk and governance!
Your innovative Masterclass gave us an entirely new perspective of risk which we put to good use at our subsequent strategic planning workshop. It yielded more focus, participation, productivity and enthusiasm than ever before - and the checklists were invaluable.
Our Strategic Planning Chairman and I can highly recommend your program to all NFP organisations.
Peter J. Snow Executive Chairman The Jaycees Community Foundation Inc.
Our Corporate Governance & Strategic Planning is tight, we tick all the boxes and aren’t backward in seeking outside assistance. However, after attending the Master Classes we have had a re-think! We will be using a lot of the ideas, forms & concepts presented to us, especially the concept of strategic awareness, which includes the Environmental Scan. We are re-shaping our agenda to allocate the majority of our time on future strategic planning, decision making and team work. The new agenda will still address the retrospective operational & financial reports but to a minimum of board time. It may take six months but we will get there! Thanks Steve for invigorating our corporate governance and strategic thinking. After your February Master Class all our six board members, two general managers and I would have attending at least one of your seminars. I would wholeheartedly recommend all non-for-profit boards and managers to attend!
Chris Connor CEO Job Centre Australia Ltd
I enjoyed the Masterclass, and the "different slant" on Strategic Leadership. I found myself thinking about aspects of it for several days after the event. What really impressed me was the quantity and quality of the material available on request from Steve's library which was sent to me after the event. I am still working my way through it and will be in a better position to identify particular subjects which have proved a continuing source of personal development.
Steve Wiles President Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
Steve I just wanted to write to thank you for all the great tips I picked up at the recent Strategic Leadership and Innovation Masterclass. The whole day was very energetic and inspiring. A lot of material was covered in one day without a power point presentation in sight – so refreshing! This enabled great participation from the group so we could all benefit from each others experience. I think the Masterclass session was a great example of something you could attend each year as an ‘annual review’ or refresher of an agency’s board processes. As a result of this workshop I was able to take back the information to my own agency and share this with 2 community boards that I am on (so great value!!). Both community boards have now implemented an annual re-induction for Board members and are reviewing their processes for evaluating the CEO and Board performance. The Masterclass really assists in focusing Boards on their roles in strategic leadership and their reason for being. Thanks again for your easy tools to assist organisations in bringing this material to life in an easy way.
Tracey Gibson Director Performance & Innovation UnitingCare Gippsland
We attended this course not knowing quite what to expect, given that it was a “Masterclass” and that we already had some Governance experience. In essence, it was EXCELLENT. The facilitators’ ability to make sometimes challenging concepts appropriate and relevant to our types of organizations and all experience levels was invaluable. Following this day, we have a long list of strategies that I am working through to implement, some quick and easy, others will take time. All will make us a far better organisation. I would highly recommend this day to any board or senior staff member.
Wendy Lamotte Executive Director Community Sector Services Inc
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