This seminar will present information on the importance of good governance and management in sustaining a viable environmental volunteer organization.

DATE: Friday 21st July
TIME: 9.30 am – 11.30 am
VENUE: Bayswater Drill Hall
COST: $20 (morning tea provided)
REGISTRATION: closes Wednesday 19 July

Did you know that community based environmental groups contributed more than 50,000 hours, worth over $1.5 million, in 2015/16, to protect and conserve the Swan Region’s natural heritage?  This commitment of groups, managed by voluntary committees or boards, is significant and the need for knowledge to carry out their role more effectively is widely recognised.

This seminar will familiarise you with key aspects of building a sustainable environmental community organisation.  Participants will hear about changes to Western Australia’s Associations Incorporation Act 2015, and what it means for environmental groups. You will learn how to distinguish between the governance and management of an organisation, and the importance of each role.

Your capacity to carry out executive roles more effectively will be strengthened, and new ideas may help to make the running of your group easier. Building the administrative skills of volunteer organisations will help sustain on-ground programs aimed at preserving the Swan Region’s natural resources.

To register for this event, go to

This seminar is part of the Volunteer Capacity Building in NRM series produced by Perth NRM.  For further information download the flyer, or alternatively email


Speaker Bio’s

Lisa Potter: Chief Executive Officer
Lisa has had six years of strategic planning, executive management, financial management and systems development in the not-for-profit sector, thirteen years financial and executive management, process improvement and business development in the real estate sector in NSW, ACT and WA, and seven years financial and administrative management in the corporate sector.
Lisa has held the roles of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Manager Finance and Administration within three different not for profit sectors, with responsibility for development and delivery of corporate strategy, financial management and the full range of corporate service functions. Lisa has also conducted a large amount of organisational re-structuring work, particularly around governance frameworks, financial management and work management systems, and legislative frameworks required to ensure effectiveness and compliance.
In recent years the governance and management of Board functions and Board reporting has been a significant part of her role. Lisa is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and maintains her membership through professional development aimed at good governance. Lisa believes that good corporate governance and strategic thinking is critical to ‘Profit for Purpose’ organisations like Perth NRM and enjoys her role in achieving the vision of the organisation.


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