Building Resilience Through Community Groups: Governance Essentials Course Success

Key takeaways

  • Graduates felt more confident in making decisions and taking on leadership roles
  • Register your EOI for the 2025 Governance Essentials course by contacting Dr. Jane Oorschot: 0481 158 989 or jane.oorschot1@jcu.edu.au
  • TNQ Drought Hub faciliated the course in partnership with Get on Board Australia 

Ten participants from across Queensland recently completed the TNQ Drought Hub facilitated online course, Governance Essentials.

This course teaches important skills about how to run community groups well. It covers topics like governance principles, duties and responsibilities, making ethical decisions, and being a confident leader.

Graduates said the course made them feel more confident about making decisions in their community groups and managing their time. They also found it valuable connecting with others in similar situations and sharing different experiences in their communities.

One participant, Andrea, noted that understanding governance structure and guidelines was particularly useful in providing support when making tough decisions.

Community organisations play a vital role in towns and regions. They help build resilience by creating social connections, linking people to resources and services, and encouraging local solutions. Courses like Governance Essentials empower community members to take on leadership roles, enhancing the effectiveness and resilience of their groups.

This is the second Governance Essentials course the TNQ Drought Hub has delivered in partnership with Get on Board Australia.

If you’re interested in taking on a role within a community group but aren’t sure where to start, register your Expression of Interest for the 2025 Governance Essentials course by contacting Dr. Jane Oorschot at 0481 158 989 or via email at jane.oorschot1@jcu.edu.au.