Following on from my last post about NDIS readiness for disabilities professionals, there is a very important group of people that need to have a better understanding about the NDIS than they do.
I’m referring to Boards and Board members of not-for-profit organizations.
A lawyer colleague of mine, Geoff Donovan and I are delivering a seminar on the Board’s leadership role in the new NDIS world for disability service providers.
Time : 5-6 pm Wednesday 25th of May 2016
Location : Purpose Law Level 17, 31 Queen Street Melbourne
Cost : $65.00 (plus GST & booking fee)
Geoff’s legal expertise is in the area of “Good Governance” with a particular focus on Directors duties for community and corporate organisations.
I will be giving my views looking through the “participants” lens.
As I have been a governance member on a number of boards I believe the NDIS will challenge some board members in understanding a different way of thinking which is now required as we move from a welfare model to an insurance model.
Leadership by the Board is crucial in these times of transformational change in the disability sector which requires a definite mindset shift by Board members.
When I encourage people to embrace “choice and control” when choosing a provider, I suggest that they look closely at 3 aspects.
- Does their board really understand the NDIS?
- What is the culture of the organisation?
- Are people with disabilities represented with in the organisation?