Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Effective Governance

This self-paced online learning course by LIANZA is an introduction to the responsibilities you need to consider and the skills necessary for a role on a board or other governing body

Course content
This three-hour online course provides a brief introduction to the issues you need to consider and the skills you need to have before you make a decision to put your hand up for a role on a board, or other governing body. Some of the legal and financial implications of serving on a board are also discussed. New Zealand and international resources are provided to give you scope to widen your understanding of governance and why it’s important.
Developed by Dr Peta Wellstead, this is a welcome addition to our online resources.

Course content creator

Dr Peta Wellstead (Freelance Information Services) has created the content for the online course.  Peta has over 25 years experience in the library and information profession, having completed her PhD in 2010.  Her personal research interests include information literacy and the way information can increase capacity for social and community engagement.

Course format
This online course is self-directed and self-paced. You can connect to it via the internet whenever you want to (24/7) and wherever you are (work, home or any other wifi spot).

The course is estimated to be approximately three hours of online learning and you will have a maximum of six months to complete it.

The course costs NZD$50.00 (GST inclusive) for LIANZA members and personal members of ALIA, and NZD$80.00 (GST inclusive) for non-members.


There are a few simple steps required to get registered for this course. Have a look at our online course registration page, and then get stuck in!

Revalidation and related resources

If you're professionally registered, don’t forget to record the learning in your revalidation journal under BOK 9 and you can search our learning resources for more materials in this area.

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