Effective Chairs



It’s generally accepted that the role of the chair is to ensure that the board is effective in its task of setting and implementing an organisation’s direction and strategy.

In reality, the chair’s role is much more than that.

The chair is the ringmaster, the meeting facilitator, the mentor and leader of others, the expert guide, the culture-setter and guardian of effective decision-making.

This workshop is ideal for anyone currently in a chair’s role or looking to step into one.

Just some of the topics covered include:

  • role and characteristics of a meeting chair
  • types of meetings and the core documents
  • managing conflicts of interest
  • overcoming conscious and unconscious bias
  • leading the decision-making process
  • identifying board dynamics and resolving conflict
  • inducting new board/committee members
  • governance versus management
  • Presenter

    Katheren Leitner, Leadership & Performance Specialist

    With over 30 years corporate and business ownership experience, Katheren has developed a strong array of governance, leadership, strategy and business growth expertise.

    She is currently the Chief Executive of Asthma NZ, Director of the Performance Improvement Company TrainingPlus and an active investor with Flying Kiwi Angels.

    Katheren has worked with a number of boards facilitating strategic, board and executive alignment. She has Chaired several Boards and sat on audit, risk and remuneration committees. With 15 years governance experience she brings a wide breath of knowledge.


    Members $100 (GST incl.)
    Non Member $349 (GST incl.)


    This workshop is delivered online via Zoom. A link to join will be sent two days prior to the workshop date.


    Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for 2 CPD structured credits based on 1 credit per hour of attendance

    Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued in respect of cancellations received within 48 hours of the event occurring.