Helen Gerrard, MG Corporation Board Director (2012), explains how MG Corporation is governed She talks about how it’s changed over time and how it represents different groups through the Dawang Council “Wi...
We have translated our extensive research on Indigenous governance into helpful resources and tools to support Indigenous organisations and communities to strengthen their governance practices.
Our resources are organised into 9 core stages of Indigenous governance development. Each stage covers key topics – from getting started to implementing governance for nation rebuilding and development.
These stages align with the Indigenous Governance Toolkit. Our free online Toolkit offers a comprehensive collection of practical information, tools, templates, case studies and videos.
To learn more about our approach to developing resources, see Education and training.
Understand what governance is and why it’s important. You’ll find information about the different kinds of governance – Indigenous, community and organisational.
Culture and governance
Understand where your culture ‘fits’ in the governance of your nation, community, group or organisation, and the wider environment.
Getting started on building your governance
Practical guidance for getting started on the road to rebuilding your governance. Get information, ideas and tools to help you review your governance, and identify assets and strengths that you can build on.
Leadership for governance
Effective leadership is important for achieving better social, economic and cultural outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Get information and ideas about developing and strengthening your leadership.
Governing the organisation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples understand they may need new knowledge and skills to carry out their governing roles on boards, councils and committees. This may include redesigning their governance arrangements and tackling fundamental challenges.
Governance rules and policies
Practical information, ideas and tools to help you get started on reviewing and building governance policies and rules for your organisation or nation.
Management and staff
Information and ideas about how to develop and support excellence in your management and staff members, including tools to help you monitor and evaluate their work.
Disputes and complaints
Focusing on disputes about governance – including tips about the principles and processes involved. This includes tools and guidelines for dealing with common challenges.
Governance for nation building and development
Information, ideas and examples that focus on implementing governance for nation rebuilding and development. This includes several tools to kick-start your conversations and initial practical steps.
The Toolkit is the spine of everything that AIGI does; it comes directly from the experience of people involved with nation building. Everything on there has come from a source of truth.
[AIGI’s Toolkit] is a key source of information for building the governance capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
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