Through a sector specific questionnaire, Governance Evaluator provides an innovative and straightforward assessment of the skills and capabilities of any form of governing body, providing a clear and actionable understanding of areas of individual and group strengths and areas for development.
Assessing both corporate and sector specific skills, Governance Evaluator's powerful system provides accurate insights in an engaging and practical manner. By clearly identifying and presenting strengths and gaps for individuals and groups, capability development is straightforward and effective.
Peer reviews are an optional but highly-demanded method for further uncovering and developing an individual's governance capabilities and contribution. Drawing on the knowledge of peers, clear, confidential and constructive development actions are established to develop specific role and responsibility capability.
Effective sub-committees lead to effective governing bodies and are instrumental to informed decision making and strategic planning. Our sub-committees review assesses and provides recommendations for achieving effective sub-committees structure, capabilities and relevance.
Governance Evaluator provides industry-leading support and expertise through tailored, independent convening services. With in-depth, sector, policy and governance best-practice experience, independent conveners can assist to deliver rigorous but straightforward improvement to governance performance.
“Albury Wodonga Health Service contracted the Governance Evaluator for a three-year period to complete our external board evaluation, assess individual board member skills and capabilities, and provide access to resources for individual director development.18 months into the process we now have a clear view of AWH governance and, most importantly, a peer comparator report which identifies the areas where we need to focus our attention, whilst giving us a benchmark to monitor our progress. I consider the investment in the Governance Evaluator as highly worthwhile and a seamless supported way of both evaluating our current board skills and processes, but also a clear way forward to improve these.”
Chair, Western Health
“We’ve evaluated for the last 4 years, it’s a foundational part of our annual board calendar for supporting a strong culture for quality and safety.”
Karen Foster (Chair) and Jacqueline Kelly (CEO)
Chair and CEO, Moyne Health
“The Governance Evaluator has provided us with the frameworks, tools and systems to take our important next steps.The Independent Convener solution continues to play a critical role in our journey towards a positive safety and quality culture.”
FCPA, FAICD, Former CEO, Northern Health and Villa Maria Catholic Homes
In a sector where clinical governance now assumes as much, if not more, importance than financial governance, aged‑care boards need to be confident that the necessary checks and balances are constantly in place. The Governance Evaluator system is perfectly tailored to provide boards and individual directors with this assurance. I recommend its adoption.
Governance Evaluator gave me insight into my own abilities - strengths and areas for improvement as a new board member.
Board Support Person
Really supportive staff who make all processes easy. Very knowledgeable of their product.
David Hutton OAM
Trustee Director and Chair, Remuneration and Nominations Committee, Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund
We were pleased to engage Jodie Wilmer from Conscious Governance to assist us with our triennial external board review. The Governance Evaluator survey of board members and key stakeholders, the one‑on-one interviews and the report provided us with valuable feedback. We appreciated Jodie’s insights from her extensive work with boards in a variety of industries and sectors. She facilitated a workshop with our board on her findings and assisted us to develop an action plan which enhanced our effectiveness and ensured we continue to meet APRA’s requirements.
All boards need to evaluate their performance. Governance Evaluator provides them with a focussed way to do this without undue workload on the voluntary board.
As a charity totally community funded we were seeking help from professional people with a great understanding in the charity industry - we found that help and more through the Governance Evaluator team.
I have found the Governance Evaluator tool easy to use and provides comprehensive results which can be used to ensure continuous improvement and give me confidence that our board has the correct governance structures in place.
I would encourage any Board wishing to develop their individual and collective governance skills to consider this tool. It is excellent.
As part of my ongoing Directorship role the Governance Evaluator assists me in keeping a focus on strategic and governance issues and maintaining the separation of board and operational issues.
Governance evaluator has opened up areas of improvement that our Board had not envisioned before.
Aged Care Board
Governance Evaluator really understand governance issues, the need for accountability and professionalism, and are really helpful to our organisation.
Kylie Warne and Bernadette Uzelac
Former President and CEO, Geelong Chamber of Commerce
Governance Evaluator was the perfect time efficient, easy to use, quality and cost-effective program to engage in for evaluation and capability building for our annual journey for being an effective board. We chose to have the program externally led which led to very clear KPIs for the board to address. We were also delighted with the comprehensive support and education resources which we have used a lot. We were happy to re-register and would strongly recommend this program.