At the 2012 NZNO annual general meeting it was agreed that a list of governance training providers would be made available to members and regularly updated.   


The following links provide information on just a few of the governance training programmes currently available in New Zealand.  The list is not exhaustive; other training is available. The cost and content of each training programme differs.  You will need to check with the provider as to whether any particular training programme meets you budget and your needs.  You may need to explore options other than those listed.  NZNO does not recommend any one programme above others, nor is it responsible for programme outcomes or quality.

NZNO is keen to build on the list provided so would welcome additional information from members who may have undertaken other programmes that they have found valuable. 

Information and advice

The Ministry of Woman’s Affairs has some advice for women on its website -

Community Net NZ –


The Institute of Directors

Equal Employment Opportunities Employment Trust

Professionelle – has articles of interest and some training

Governance Training and Consulting –

Auckland Chamber of Commerce –

Effective Governance –

Governance Strategies Ltd –

Board Clarity

Massey University

Effective Governance

Te Puni Korkori

More focussed options for specific people/purposes (Maori, community etc)