School trustee and sports board governance – let’s focus on safety 2021 - 23 September 2021 (On Demand)


Are you already a school trustee or on a sports board or thinking of joining one?

Being a volunteer on a school or sports board is a great way to support, nurture and grow your governance skills with some degree of immunity from personal liability and can be a great stepping stone into the world of commercial boards and directorships.

Many board members and trustees tend to focus on the operational or financial health of a school or sports club – cash flow, debt ratios etc. But the outcome of a weak safety focus can have a far reaching and devastating impact on financial continuity of the school or sports club, on the reputation of the school or sports club and on the mental health of the community.

Health and safety in schools and sports clubs is a vast topic covering a wide range of subjects and experiences. Health scares like severe allergic reactions, bullying, abuse and digital safety are becoming progressively more common and high profile. Dealing with regulations and managing the health and safety of contractors, third party providers, volunteers, children and the community can be tricky – not to mention ‘the media’ if something does go wrong.

Join Chris, a high school director and previous sports body chair, in this fast-paced and practical session, for 45min plus time for questions. Learn good school and sports governance safety and health habits and how to focus your attention on safety awareness skills you can take into any governance and director role.


23 September 2021


In this webinar you will learn:

  • Why a volunteer officer has some degree of immunity
  • How recognising risk can be a fun group activity
  • What boards should focus their attention on
  • Why we cannot rely on whanau / parents to provide a child’s health information
  • What an EOTC event is and how it can also apply to sports
  • How to deal with contractor safety
  • What risks come with property, facilities and sports grounds
  • Where to find practical guidance on risk for schools and sport
  • Where to find guidance on dealing with personal information collected


This webinar is suited to school board trustees or proprietors, sports boards, school senior leadership and anyone who is thinking of joining a school or sports board.


Chris Ponga, Health and Safety Editor

1 CPD Hour

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $175.00 excl. GST

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