GLaM 2020: What is Governance and why does it matter?

SEA 2020 GLAM SEMINAR SERIES – What is Governance and why does it Matter?

Wednesday 27 May, 2020 at 5pm – 7pm via Zoom

Presented by Chris Duncan, Head of Governance, AIS NSW

Chris Duncan was Principal of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School from 2005 to 2014. Before that he led the transition to co-education at Pulteney Grammar school in Adelaide, where he worked for 9 years. He was also a former Junior School Head in Sydney. Chris was appointed Head of Governance at AISNSW in 2014, supporting boards and Principals in professional learning, research, compliance and advice in school governance. Much of his work has involved leading schools and working with boards to achieve sustained improvements in educational outcomes, financial viability and standards of governance. He holds a Master of International Education Policy from the University of Melbourne and is currently researching a PhD at the University of Sydney. His most recent article, ‘Two visions of education and their consilience’ was published in the Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory, in January 2019.

The SEA 2020 GLaM Zoom Seminar Series continues with a session focussing on school governance. This workshop will explore the concept of governance, why organisations have boards, the human values that make good governance possible, and those that don’t.

The workshop will look at case studies to illustrate these issues, and suggest how good governance processes in a Steiner school context can enhance and sustain the school. 

This seminar is for Steiner School council and board members, school leadership teams, and anyone interested in school governance. 

There is no charge for SEA members for this seminar. 

Board Directors and Council Members from NSW Schools, who are listed as responsible persons for their school will be able to claim 2 NESA PD hours for this workshop. Please contact Nicki at SEA prior to the workshop if you intend to claim these PD hours.

Register in advance for the seminar at

Please contact SEA if you have any questions on 02 9411 2579 or by email at