Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with a comprehensive guide to the practical application of governance principles to sport, leisure and other not for profit organisations operating at the community, state/provincial, and national/professional levels. Students will compare and contrast accepted practice and research evidence in regard to a range of governance principles and practices. Specific topics to be covered include: the difference between governance and management, governance models, governance roles and responsibilities, structures, processes, board leadership, board performance, board culture, managing governance change and future governance challenges.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Sherry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Sherry

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 12 - 17
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode: 3 hour seminar per week; weeks 3-7 of semester 1"


Assessment elementComments%
Governance reviews and case studies30
NFP Governance organisation case study40
Online quizzes30