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Governance Skills for Administration Professionals - NEW!


This programme will provide an overview of what good governance looks like and discuss how the board secretary (administration professional) can assist the board, CEO and management team to achieve this.


Board Secretary, Executive Assistant and/or Administration Professionals. 

  • Principles of good governance including Directors legal duties and obligations

  • Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the board, Chairperson, Directors and the CEO 

  • Board practices including code of conduct, meetings, agendas, and board papers

  • Role and responsibilities of the board secretary including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and minutes of meeting


Three hours 


Diana Hudson

Diana has extensive governance, legal and practical experience in employment law and human resources.

Initially Diana worked in general practice undertaking mainly criminal, family and employment law. She has had many roles within Employers' Association having been an employment lawyer, Board Member and now Managing Solicitor. Having worked with Employers' Association as an employment lawyer from 1998 to 2001 she joined the Mainland Poultry Group as its Human Resources and Compliance Manager. She took the lead in collective negotiations for that company in Auckland and Dunedin and gained wide experience in the practical application of all aspects of employment law in a national setting. It was during this time that Diana became a Board Member for the Employers' Association. In 2008 she was invited to return to the Association as its Managing Solicitor.

A Chartered member of the Institute of Directors, Diana is currently a member of the Dunedin Kindergarten, Anglican Family Care and Otago Hockey Association Boards, President of YWCA and a past member of the Competenz Board, Employers’ Association Board and Otago Polytechnic Council. Diana is also an accredited LEADR mediator.


This workshop has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme | Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA630

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit


$ 325.00 + GST for members
$ 455.00 + GST for non members

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