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Welcome to Governance 1B – Legal Duties of Board Members

To go beyond tokenism, people with lived experience need to have roles at all levels including on boards and committees, but with real power, comes real responsibilities.

Governance – legal duties learning outcome: Participants understand the legal duties of Board members and how to uphold them.

Lessons in this module:

Click on the lessons below to work your way through each lesson in order

Good faith and a proper purpose


  • The best interest of the organisation
  • Not misuse information

Manage conflicts of interest


  • What are conflicts of interest
  • How do you manage them

Due care and diligence


  • Be prepared for Board meetings
  • Prevent insolvent trading

The LEDGE Pathway

 ‘Governance 1B| Legal duties of Board members’ is the second of the four modules in the LEDGE Lived Experience Governance Stream. These modules build on each other and must be completed in order. The modules in the ‘Lived Experience Governance’ stream are for people who want to use lived experience to influence the values, policies and general direction of an organisation as a member of a Board.

Once you complete all four modules in the governance stream, including the activities, email with your username to receive the LEDGE Certificate of lived experience governance.

Please note: to enroll in this module you must have completed ‘Sharing stories safely’ and ‘Governance 1A | The role of the Board’.

I really loved it and feel so much more knowledge about how I could be part of a board, and what would be expected of me

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'Governance 1B - Legal duties of Board members' workshop.

Self paced learning module

Work your way through the content and interactive activities. Please note this training is not facilitated, but if you have any questions or want to provide feedback along the way please email

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