Committee or Board Training

CMAP provides free management training to committee or board representatives of local government funded non profit community services in the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle & Maitland LGAs. Training provides the underpinning knowledge to assist committees or boards implement effective governance and financial management practices within an organisation.


Workshop flyers are sent (by email) to client organisations advising of training dates and registration procedures one month before each session. All training is conducted at the Edgeworth Memorial Neighbourhood Centre.


Governance: constitution; meeting procedures; agendas and minutes of meetings; management committee or board roles and responsibilities; NSW Incorporation (for associations), ASIC (for companies limited by guarantee) and Australian Charities & Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) obligations (including compliance with ACNC governance standards).


Financial Management & Interpreting Financial Reports: key components of financial reports; accrual versus cash accounting; employee leave provisioning; asset depreciation; interpreting financial reports; liabilities and equity reserves.


Effective Leadership: provides a basic understanding of leadership to instil confidence and foster future involvement in a leadership role within community management.


Committee or Board Mentoring


CMAP offers free advice & mentoring (email & phone) to client organisations operating within Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Maitland LGAs. This service supplements our training sessions. Advice and mentoring cover the following areas:



       ACNC & incorporation governance obligations

       meeting ACNC governance standards

       complying with the organisationís constitution

Financial Management

       ACNC & incorporation financial obligations (audits & reviews)

       implementing accrual accounting

       accounting for non current asset purchases & depreciation

       managing employee leave provisions

       taxation obligations (GST, PAYG, FBT, DGR & PBI)