Health Sector

We proudly partner with Australian Centre for Health Care Governance (ACHG) to ensure the highest quality sector relevant content, resources, training, support and benchmarking possible for the health sector.

Please check out the key features of the ACHG Governance Evaluator for the health sector below ……

5 key ACHG Governance Evaluator features

Have a look at the 5 comprehensive features that this program offers Health Boards for an incredibly affordable ongoing subscription.


An evaluation questionnaire commences the journey for director orientation and education, exposing the key elements for effective governance in the Health Sector.



  • 9 modules with 65 questions that only take less than 45 minutes to complete
  • ability to complete one module at a time and complete the others later, at a time a suit

Orientation and education for effective governance framework

  • 9 modules plus extra Health Sector specific questions:
    • Strategic Direction (including Population Health)
    • Risk and Compliance
    • Finance
    • Governance of Clinical Care
    • Board Relations
    • Board Composition
    • Board Processes
    • Key Stakeholder Engagement
    • Continuous Review and Development
  • each module commences with a brief, easy to read introduction that notes recommended best practice and contextualises the question

Platform for discussing results

  • Question and answer choices clearly set the scene for the Chair or External Convenor to discuss results with directors and glean valuable comments


The questionnaire will provide an easy to read, one page traffic light report that immediately highlights areas of risk to action, comparisons for trending and annual sector bench marking.


Easy to interpret results

  • a traffic light report,  presented on one page, under the 9 modules and key question headings
  • instantly generated when all directors have completed their questionnaire
  • one page aggregate result for the whole board to view
  • one page result for each director to view

Easy to use results

  • perfect basis for conducting individual interviews
  • the chair or external convener are presented with comments and key themes generated by the questions
  • board planning sessions and actions can be based on the results of the traffic light report, directors comments and key themes



The instant action plan immediately starts to provide supports and resources for the board’s KPI’s on their journey for addressing the identified risks and building their own capabilities each year.


The Writable Action Plan

  • is instantly generated once all directors have completed their evaluation questions
  • only has recommendations for questions receiving a yellow or a red
  • the recommendations in the action plan are hyper linked to the online manuals for immediate support with resources for actioning issues relevant to the Health Sector.
  • is in a writable format so that after the board planning session,  agreed actions in the action plan can be manipulated to focus on the 3 or 4 key areas. These then become the board’s KPIs and also have a traffic light system.
  • the action plan once set, can be changed as progress occurs and downloaded to go out with the board papers prior to board meetings, for the board’s oversight role.



The comprehensive support resources address the identified risks and build capabilities to ensure success for the boards journey.

The support resources are:

  1. Online Governance Manual –
    1. With policies procedures and templates under the 9 core modules for effective governance with relevant extras for the Health Sector
    2. Can be downloaded and changed to suit the nuances of the organisation
  2. Online Resources Manual –
    1. With information and fact sheets under the 9 core modules for effective governance with relevant extras for the Health Sector
    2. Can be downloaded and used to support board education
  3. Training and support for Chairs, CEO’s and Board Support Persons webinars, face to face and events
  4. Education for the 9 modules plus extra Health Sector topics (population Health & Clinical Governance) – webinars, face to face and events for connecting governance great ideas and solutions
  5. E-Newsletters thought leadership and calendar of events
  6. TV Portal for housing above education and support events and e-newsletters

Health Sector External Convenors

It is best practice to have an externally led process for board evaluation every three years. The externally led process for evaluation gives an opportunity for a more robust process. The program is designed for the chair to lead the board through evaluation on the subsequent years so board KPI’s, trending and bench marking results continue.

Why choose an External Convenor?

  • participants will be more frank as they have a neutral person to discuss their results with 
  • the advantage of having an external convener is that the chair is at “arm’s length” from the process which makes for more neutrality
  • it resulted in a very clear report that gives 3 -4 actions for the board to focus on

                                                                                              Dr Tim Denton Chair, Kardinia Health, 2014

The Governance Evaluator Accredited External Convenors

  • Sector specific skills
  • Accredited and available exclusively for the Governance Evaluator Program

Please contact us for further enquiries about the Health Sector specialised External Convenors.


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Proudly partnering with ACHG to provide best possible ACHG Governance Evaluator for health Sector


Incredible value for money and being part of the health sector governance community for building board capability and bench marking is why we joined

Dr John Steklenburg, Chair University Hospital Geelong