From the President

Hello everyone,

Gosh the year is flying by! Or is it just me?

I am pleased to share with you that the inaugural edition of the Club Directors Journal (CDJ) has been published and six (6) copies delivered to every member club across the State. A bundle of six copies addressed to each club’s president or chair was distributed to the respective club board members.

I look forward to seeing the CDJ being uniformly embraced and adopted by all boards and I am excited about the opportunity it offers all of you as a source of support. I am confident it will assist you in your club director role with your ongoing directorship currency during your time in the Queensland community club sector.

The first CDJ edition is the birth of a new era for directors and you have the opportunity to collaboratively shape the tool to fit your needs. 

To ensure that you are receiving the information that you would like to, we are requesting your feedback on exactly what it is that you would like to see and how you would like to see it. No matter what our thoughts are of the publication, it is you who will have all kinds of ideas on how it can be improved, and how it can be more relevant, useful, and valuable. All suggestions are welcome and we are excited about hearing from you on this.

We are looking forward to your feedback, ideas, constructive criticism, and evolving an ongoing community club director resource – one that you look forward to receiving, reading, and keeping on hand for all the times that you might need counsel.

Your feedback can be submitted to the editor, Colin Morrison, via email.

Continuing on the topic of club directors, I’d like to share that the Clubs Queensland board has recently approved a new initiative in the form of the Board Director Skills Matrix. This matrix outlines a collective skills assessment for board directors who consider joining the Clubs Queensland board when a vacancy or call for nominations is published.

The comprehensive skill rating identifies many skill areas, describes them, provides an assessment per the following (with more detail), and a capability assessment outline.
•              Essential – 50% of board members should have these skills
•              Desirable – at least one board member has this skill, and
•              Beneficial – the board’s performance would be enhanced, however, the skills can be provided by consultants as required.

A copy of this reference resource is available on the Clubs Queensland website, and it may also be used by member clubs to refer to as a guide for their board renewal. 

As I’ve said before, quality governance is always about having the right people involved with the necessary skills. Board renewal is important for all organisations, inclusive of succession planning to ensure both continuity, relevance and growth.

Till next time!

Don Seccombe AM