Information webinars for interested candidates to serve on the ACA NSW Executive Committee for 2020

Under its Constitution, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW is headed by an 11-member Executive Committee (ie board of directors) who are elected by the members each year as part of its Annual General Meeting process.

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) New South Wales will be held at 7.00 pm AEST on Monday, 11 November 2019, at the office of the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW, 19 Fennell Street, Parramatta NSW 2150. Light dinner and refreshments will be available from 6.00 pm onwards.

webinar for 2019 excomm candidates

Members can download the formal notice of the 2019 Annual General Meeting here. The notice includes the agenda, a nomination form for candidates seeking election onto the ACA NSW Executive Committee, a proxy form, as well as information about the nomination process, the election process and the returning officer.

Please note that nominations for the ACA NSW Executive Committee are to be received no later than 5 pm (AEST) on Sunday, 20 October 2019.

Two live and interactive webinars (on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 and Friday, 11 October 2019), as well as webinars-on-demand, have been organised so as to provide interested candidates with information on:

  • what is involved in serving on the ACA NSW Executive Committee;
  • what are the risks and obligations as a member of the ACA NSW Executive Committee;
  • how are outcomes for ACA NSW and the early childhood education and care sector influenced/produced through serving on the ACA NSW Executive Committee; and
  • what support and assistance are available to members of the ACA NSW Executive Committee.

A governance training session for interested candidates will also be held on Monday, 28 October 2019, from 10 am to 12 noon at the ACA NSW office (19 Fennell Street, Parramatta NSW 2150). This training session will be led by ACA NSW's lawyer, Belinda Kenneally, and will cover the following:

  • What is corporate governance and what are your obligations under the Corporations Act 2001?
  • Is not knowing information or not being present at a meeting a sufficient defence?
  • What are the obligations of the CEO and staff to all serving members of the ACA NSW Executive Committee?
  • What are the powers of an individual member vs the whole of the ACA NSW Executive Committee?
  • Are you completely covered by the Directors Professional Indemnity provisions via ACA NSW's Business Insurance?
  • Are you still liable after your resignation/retirement from the ACA NSW Executive Committee?

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