Director Competency Requirements for a Sector Entering a New Age

Dec 20, 2021

In an unprecedented environment of Royal Commissions, pandemics, reduced consumer confidence, and an increase in the Commissions focus on Aged Care providers delivering safe quality and self-determining care and achieving excellence in Aged Care Governance, the focus has turned to individual director competency. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety and the Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission (ACQSC) has called for increased governance skills and competency levels across the age services industry to ensure improved quality care and financial sustainability. The Board and its directors must have oversight and accountability for self-determining, high quality, safe and effective care to older Australians. Providers must ensure they are sustainable and high performing with a strong culture for continuous review and development and organisation-wide governance. It’s now up to us create directors who are governing organisations with residents at the heart of all they do. However, the roadmap is constantly shifting in the landscape of evolving legislation and oversight obligations. We are finding ourselves in a new age of director requirements, and at the centre of this is having the right skill sets.

Listen to the presentation GovernWith’s CEO and Founder Fi Mercer gave at the recent Leading Age Services Australia’s Virtual Forum – Aged Services  Innovation: Owning the Future Now. 

Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Agendas – Tips for Boards

Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Agendas – Tips for Boards

Listen to GovernWith’s CEO Fi Mercer and Women on Boards Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director Claire Braund as they discuss two essential topics on the Boardroom Table at the moment – Gender Equity and Social Inclusion. Claire and Fi will discuss both agendas, their impact on Boards and organisations and provide tips on how best to navigate Gender Equity and Social Inclusion.

Having conversations about Cyber and IT in the Boardroom

Having conversations about Cyber and IT in the Boardroom

With the ever-changing landscape of technology, it brings with it a lot of new language to the table, which makes it seem complicated and one of those technically detailed conversations. It doesn’t have to be.

Board Skill Sets New Requirements for a New World

Board Skill Sets New Requirements for a New World

GovernWith’s Fi Mercer was recently invited to speak at Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and Governance Institutes of Australia’s Govern with Care Virtual Conference about the new requirements of Board Skill Sets in this new world.