Good governance, strategic planning workshops in Dubbo and Forbes

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Central west community, industry and sporting groups will have the opportunity to learn how to remove red tape from their organisation’s meetings at two upcoming workshops.

The Central West Local Land Services ‘Good Governance’ and ‘Strategic Planning’ workshops, will be held in Forbes and Dubbo this month, with world-renowned governance and strategic planning expert, Steven Bowman.

Committee members for not-for-profit, community, industry and sporting groups have a unique opportunity to learn practical improvement strategies from this highly experienced senior board advisor and strategy specialist.

Local community groups and networks are a key factor in establishing and maintaining the resilience of our regional communities.

Community resilience contributes to how well a community and its members can cope with change and impacts, including those resulting from drought, floods and fires.

Central West Local Land Services General Manager, Andrew Mulligan said local committees are largely reliant on members who are often very busy and participate in many other community activities.

“The old saying ‘ask a busy person to get the job done’ applies across many of our towns,” Mr Mulligan said.

“By attending this training, we think groups will be able to remove any unnecessary ‘red tape’ associated with their meetings and allow people to ‘get on with the job.”

Presenter Steven Bowman said these workshops will help to provide more focus so people can spend less time in meetings.

“We don’t hold meetings because the coffee’s good,” Mr Bowman said.

“We do hold meetings so that collectively we can tap into the wisdom of the group to better enable us to make decisions”

Attendees will have the opportunity to raise any issues about current committees, or about committees they may be interested in joining in the future.

Stephen will work through practical solutions for tightening up meeting times, attracting new members and executive as well as developing clear goals for the committee.

Participants will gain insight into the importance of sound governance principals, develop a sound strategic framework and learn how to apply the learnings in a practical way to their meetings, committees or personal business ventures.

The dynamic workshops are split into one full-day workshop focusing on sound governance practices and one half-day workshop focused on strategic planning.

You can attend one session or both sessions. There is a discounted registration price when attending both workshops

The workshops will be held in Forbes on November 20 to 21 November and in Dubbo on November 22 and 23.

Registration and full program details can be found online at

For further information about these workshops or others coming up across the Central West, visit or call 1300 795 299.