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Training partnership to drive improvement in aged care governance

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is partnering with Governance Institute of Australia to deliver a national series of workshops tailored for the aged care sector.

The workshops, beginning in December, aim to equip anyone responsible for operational governance in aged care including directors, governance professionals, company secretaries, risk managers and other senior and mid-level managers, with the insights, tools and questions to refine and strengthen their organisational governance.

LASA Chief Executive Officer, Sean Rooney said that through this strategic alliance with Governance Institute, LASA is providing an opportunity to providers that will grow leadership capacity and help them deliver the quality care and services that older Australians need.

‘LASA is all about providing a helping hand to our Members and this alliance with the nation’s leading governance authority, Governance Institute will provide the level of insights and tools that can drive real growth in performance and sustainability,’ Mr Rooney said.

‘The aged care industry has experienced over a decade of disruption in funding, clinical requirements and legislative changes, amidst a background of changing consumer needs and expectations,’ said Governance Institute Acting Chief Executive, Meegan George.

‘It is essential that boards of aged care providers have the right governance and risk management frameworks to give them a clear-eyed view of the associated risks that come with these challenges, including the potential for conflicts of interest or neglecting a duty of care.’

In its guide, Adding value to governance in aged care, published last year, Governance Institute outlines key issues that the board and management of providers must effectively navigate, including workforce planning, regulatory compliance and financial sustainability.

The workshops will be offered in:

To register, visit our website for details.

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About Governance Institute of Australia

A national membership association, advocating for a community of 43,000 governance and risk management professionals from the listed, unlisted and not-for-profit sectors.  Our mission is to drive better governance in all organisations, which will in turn create a stronger, better society.

About Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

LASA is the national peak body representing and supporting providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Our purpose is to enable a high performing, respected, and sustainable age services industry delivering accessible, affordable, quality care and services for older Australians.

We represent providers of age services of all types and sizes located across Australia’s metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Consistent with the overall industry profile, 57% of our Members are not-for-profit providers, 33% are for-profit providers and 10% are government providers.

Our diverse and representative membership gives LASA the ability to speak with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and the age services industry.

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