New partnership key to diagnosing healthy boards

November 27, 2019

VHA members planning to evaluate the effectiveness of their boards in 2020 will benefit from a new initiative developed by the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance and Governance Evaluator.

Combining the health sector skills, experience and governance expertise of the ACHG with the sophistication of Governance Evaluator’s online suite of tools for effective board evaluation, this unique offering gives VHA members access to an evaluation process tailored to the health sector.

With contemporary insights from a whole of health perspective, the new tool uses the latest technology to deliver an enhanced user experience for board members and health services.

ACHG’s unique approach brings together working and ‘systems’ knowledge of governance and strategy in the Victorian health system with a practical methodology to help organisations diagnose systems issues and improve governance systems.

Governance Evaluator is the most straightforward and intelligent way to assess your board’s performance and individual and collective capabilities. The full suite of online performance management tools and automated reports are tailored for the health sector and also include resources to further enhance each board and committee members’ skill set

The new partnership supports boards and directors in their journey of continuous improvement; building a shared, consistent understanding of good governance and empowering leaders to improve organisational efficiency, productivity, service quality and culture.

Building on the board evaluation, ACHG can provide ongoing development to build and enhance the skills of a board across a broad range of areas including Corporate and Clinical Governance, Legislative Compliance, Integrity Governance Training, Occupational Health and Safety, Strategic effectiveness and Roles and Responsibility of Chairs.

VHA’s 2020 training calendar will be available via the VHA website shortly.

If you would like to learn more about this new service available to VHA members, contact Jo-Anne Moorfoot, Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance on 9094 7777 or or Robyn Duffield from Governance Evaluator on 0488 525 460 or