TECT has partnered with the Institute of Directors Bay of Plenty branch to provide a range of NFP events and courses, subsidised or free

View all five partnership offerings below.

NFP Governance Essentials Course

Gain a confident grasp of robust board processes, good decision-making, and board operations in a not-for-profit context.

In this one-day course you will learn the roles and responsibilities of the board and directors from a not-for-profit perspective.

At the end of the course you will have a confident grasp of board relationships, robust processes, good decision-making, and the main elements of board operations.

Content covered

  • Governance, legal, and regulatory framework essentials
  • board charters, the role of the board, culture and ethics, and board composition
  • board protocols, meetings, and papers
  • board and management relationships and succession planning. 

Who should attend

Anyone working with not-for-profit boards who wants to develop their understanding of governance in a not-for-profit environment, including:

  • experienced directors new to the sector
  • new and aspiring directors
  • senior executives who want to work with their boards more effectively.


Tuesday 26th October - 8.30am – 5pm

Tuesday 16th November - 8.30am – 5pm

If you are interested in attending the course for the discounted price of $370, please email laura.gaveika@iod.org.nz.

TECT made five scholarships available for NFP board members to attend each event - valued at $1,000. Those that are not selected for the scholarship will be offered a discounted rate for attendance. There are 19 places for discounted attendance for each course date. While applications are now closed for the scholarships, discounted attendance can be obtained through emailing Laura above. 

For passion and purpose: A panel of presentations

A special event where experienced panelists will each present on an area of for purpose governance they feel passionate about and share their knowledge with you.

11 November 2021 - 5:00pm — 7:30pm

Lani Evans
“Passion is not enough: Four provocations for great governance”

  • Becoming a useful board member
  • Balancing empathy and pragmatism
  • Understanding Impact
  • Keeping your eyes on the horizon

Craig Fisher
Key differences between ‘For profit’ and ‘For purpose’ governance

Tina Jennen
Creating shared value: Moving from stakeholders to stakesharers
Taking a simple 3 P's approach to utilise an ecosystem and value network mapping to work through bridge building scenarios. 

Desiree Mahy (Tūhoe)
Power sharing with Māori. What is the difference between treaty honouring and treaty responsive and is our for purpose entity ready to share power?

Following the presentations, there will be allocated panel Q&A time for you to ask your burning questions.

TECT has provided funding to make this event free for Western Bay of Plenty not-for-profits to attend. To receive your discount code, email TECT - click here.

NFP Symposium

We are delighted to bring you an exclusive event for the TECT NFP Governance community. An afternoon symposium, with 6 experienced directors as our guest speakers, and 2 break out deep-dive sessions on specific governance topics.

Spaces are limited.

To ensure your place, and your preferred deep-dive topics, please register quick!

Thanks to TECT, Institute of Directors Bay of Plenty Branch and the Tauranga Club, the cost is only $30 to attend. This also includes afternoon tea, networking drinks and nibbles.


  • Cathy Cooney (MNZM) – Chair for Toi Ohomai
  • Richard Thurlow – Chair for Hospice NZ
  • Whaimutu Dewes – Chair for Aotearoa Fisheries and Ngati Pourou Whanui Forests
  • Caren Rangi (ONZM) – Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and Pacific Homecare Services
  • Kirikaiahi Mahutariki – Deputy Chair for Volunteer Service abroad
  • Guy Alexander – Board member for NZ Aids Foundation

Topics confirmed so far include:

  • The Four Pillars of best governance practice
  • The importance of relationships and partnerships in Governance
  • “It all starts with the Constitution”
  • Diversity in action at the board table
  • How youth and inexperience add value to a board
  • Finding the Why?

Who should attend

Anyone working on not-for-profit boards who wants to develop their understanding of governance through connecting with and learning from experienced directors

Date: 8 July 2021

Time: 12.30pm – 7.30pm

Cost: $30 incl GST

Further details and break-out session selection will be given after registration.

Local IoD Event Attendance

Details coming soon

NFP Governance Forums

Do you have a trustee on your board interested in developing their governance understanding and commitment to best governance practice?

A new series of quarterly luncheon forums have been established by Institute of Directors to support trustees and directors in their NFP board role. Members are capped at 30 people to encourage open discussion under Chatham house rule.
TECT has provided funding to make this event free for one of your trustees to attend. 

By having the same group of people, preferably from separate NFP boards, commit to attending all sessions, there is further opportunity to grow relations, connections and networks for continued learnings and future collaborations. There will be an assortment of guest speakers, resources, case studies and articles spread out over each forum, to develop this knowledge. This is a unique opportunity to hear from some experienced directors and fellow attendees, and in turn, utilise this information to strengthen your governance understanding and practices in your boardroom.


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