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Why Good Constitutions Make a Positive Difference to Associations (Webinar)

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Date:Thursday, 20 October 2022
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Presenter:Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum and Kathy Nguyen, Senior Lawyer, Governology

The foundation of good governance relies on the constitution. Significantly, they specify the mission of the association, define who the members are and the process by which the organisation is run and elects its leadership. A good constitution is paramount to successful outcomes for an association.

Join this webinar to discuss common pitfalls and issues with constitutions and how to resolve them; and gain practical tips for reviewing and improving your constitution.

Registrations: Free and exclusive to Associations Forum members and not-for-profit associations 


Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum 

Claire Hewat

Claire has over 20 years’ experience in senior executive positions including two successful roles as a CEO at Dieticians Australia and Allied Health Professions Australia. Claire has also had substantial non-executive governance experience on four national and one international board. She has extensive experience in professional self-regulation and is currently chair of the Ethics Review Committee for an Australian allied health profession.

Claire has used her experience to provide support and mentoring to other NFP CEOs and boards in areas of governance, strategic planning, complaints and disciplinary processes, change management and more.

Kathy Nguyen, Senior Lawyer, Governology

Kathy has extensive experience working with associations both nationally and in the Asia-Pacific, on association structure, operations and governance. She has reviewed hundreds of constitutions, and regularly presents to organisations on membership, governance and events.

Kathy has worked for Associations Forum, the Governance Institute of Australia, Ernst & Young, the Trade Association Forum in London and for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Kathy holds Bachelors of Laws & Business.



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