Strong governance results in better decision making for your organisation and improved results for your commmunity.
our Approach to governance
In an era of increasing expectations for transparency and accountability, it is critical to have good governance practices and policies in place to guide your staff, officials, board members and volunteers. Without these, your organisation is at risk of making poor decisions which then leads to unhappy constituents or members.
We are here to help you design, develop and implement good decision-making processes that have a positive impact on your organisation.
Our governance services are led by Emma Broomfield, our Director – Legal, Governance and Mediation, who is a lawyer and nationally accredited mediator. She has an extensive background in the local government sector and community organisations and is appointed to numerous Code of Conduct Panels to act as a independent reviewer of councillor conduct.
We complement Emma’s expertise with our political, policy and community engagement experience across a range of settings.
For a free and confidential discussion on any governance issue impacting your organisation, please contact Emma:
T 0421 180 881
HoW WE CAN HELP with your governance
Locale Consulting can assist you to develop strong governance practices by:
/ Giving you legal advice on issues such as Code of Conduct provisions, privacy (PIPPA) and access to information (GIPA)
/ Investigating allegations of misconduct by staff, officials, board members or volunteers
/ Acting as an independent reviewer of complaints
/ Advising on complaint management processes and how to deal with ongoing complainants and challenging behaviour
/ Developing procurement practices and policies that have regard to probity principles and comply with your legislative obligations
/ Undertaking probity reviews of purchasing decisions
/ Delivering customised training to your staff, officials, board members and volunteers
/ Developing strategies and policies which complement the integrated planning and reporting framework for local councils
/ Providing mediation services to assist in the early resolution of disputes and to prevent escalation of complaints
We deliver practical and outcome based solutions in our projects and for our clients. Below are some recent examples of our governance work.
You can also find out more about other projects in our complementary service areas.