Women's Sport

Good Governance Toolkit

vicsport, in conjunction with VicHealth, is pleased to announce the development of the Good Governance Tool Kit which is a welcomed resource that delivers practical information and templates for consideration by Boards, Chairs, CEO’s and other key figures responsible for the quality of corporate governance in sporting organisations. The Tool Kit aims to assist State Sporting Associations to improve governance practices and gender representation at a board and leadership level.

The Good Governance Framework and Tool Kit is informed by evidence derived from PICSAR research conducted from July 2007 to June 2009 which revealed a scope of recommendations and potential strategies to improve board effectiveness.

The Tool Kit contains a comprehensive overview of five key components of good governance practice;

Ø  Board Structure and Purpose
Ø  Election and Appointment
Ø  Board Induction
Ø  Board Behaviour
Ø  Culture and Board Performance and Evaluation

The resource includes a range of templates and tools to support your organisation in implementing good governance practice.  Chief Executive Officer, Mark McAllion says vicsport is “pleased to provide this essential guide to good governance for members and we hope the resource assists in improving governance practices within your organisation.We strongly encourage members to customise the templates to reflect their organisation’s particular needs.”

The Good Governance Tool Kit has been well received by those State Sporting Associations who participated in the PICSAR Project. Eight State Sporting Associations worked closely with vicsport on various board development strategies including implementing policies and practices detailed in the Good Governance Tool Kit.   

“These (policy and procedure templates) have enabled the board to take a significant step forward.” - Chief Executive Officer - Swimming Victoria  

“The policy and procedures outlined in the Tool Kit along with the templates provided Cycling Victoria with many of the necessary tools to better develop governance practices."  - General Manager - Cycling Victoria

Qualified vicsport staff are available to provide board development assistance including; support to implement good governance practices contained in the Tool Kit, Board Performance Evaluation and Governance Training. Individual consultations are available upon request, fees apply. Enquiries should be directed to Kate Don (03) 9926 1376.


Download the Good Governance Tool Kit below.