Generation Governance

Generation Governance is UON's free online program, available to UON staff and students who:

  • Are thinking about nominating for an Executive Committee of a student organisation or a University committee;
  • Have joined a club or society and need to understand about what is expected of them;
  • Want to understand good governance and the role it can play in the workplace and the community;
  • Undertake a degree in business, commerce, innovation & entrepreneurship, law, engineering, or education which require a substantial amount of groupwork;
  • Or just generally are interested in learning new skills and getting ahead in their career.

This course will assist students to develop an understanding of basic governance through learning about:

  • Key documents, rules and processes that make up an organisation’s governance framework;
  • The executive committee’s roles and responsibilities;
  • The characteristics and behaviours of effective committees;
  • How to effectively prepare for and chair a meeting;
  • How to successfully plan, organise and run an event;
  • The importance of sound financial and risk management, even in small clubs or societies.

How to get started


1. Download one of the Blackboard Generation self-enrol guides:

2. Login to Blackboard to self-enrol.


3. Get started!



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