Below are links to various educational resources which may be relevant to Synod governing bodies, congregations or presbyteries. These resources will be built upon over time.

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This Church Council Governance Briefing contains information for church councils on general good governance principles and church council oversight, ACNC compliance obligations and minute taking requirements and tips.

Charity governance

This ACNC charity governance webinar looks at the importance of charity governance, including some simple and effective things a charity can do to make sure it is well governed and achieving its aims.

A gathering of several Synod governing body chairs was held on 25 March 2021 which commenced with a Governance Overview and Discussion presentation. This presentation covered governance generally, the difference between governing and managing, community expectations, emerging trends and defensible decision making.

Conflicts of interest

This ACNC managing conflicts of interest in your charity webinar explains how conflicts of interest can be identified, disclosed and managed to ensure the charity’s interests are protected.

The  Conflicts of interest and related party transactions webinar examines in detail the issues of conflict of interest and related party transactions, and provides meaningful advice and strategies to address them (including many practical examples).

Charity fraud

This ACNC charity fraud awareness webinar looks at the issue of charity fraud and how people can protect their charities from mismanagement and wrongdoing.