Aussie-grown governance training picks up global award

| July 16, 2019

Sydney-based Global Governance Initiative (GGI) has taken out Silver in the annual LearnX Live Awards for its new online governance training suite, coming in ahead of tight competition from across the globe.

The LearnX awards recognise and reward individuals, teams and organisations who have used technology to deliver value and significantly impact business results. LearnX says that every year the Awards uncover incredible projects and solutions that deliver best practice and business value.

GGI’s Founder and Managing Director Brad Sherringham said the GGI team was thrilled to be awarded Silver – especially against such broad competition and after launching just six months ago.

According to Sherringham, governance can be considered ‘dry’ and out of reach – which is a perception that he claims is getting in the way of businesses reaping the benefits it offers.

“We spent two years researching, designing and writing the six courses in our suite. The priority was ensuring our content and format was really engaging so that governance could be accessible, practical and easy for people to ‘do’,” he said.

Respected governance specialist Andrew Donovan collaborated with GGI on the project, coordinating the course design and writing team. He has trained over 5000 Australian directors and is passionate about the learning suite, which he believes will raise awareness of governance and the value it adds. He also praised developers Pulse Learning for their work in bringing the vision to life.

“The Pulse team translated the content into a rich online learning experience that bridges the gap between theory and how to do governance. They did a brilliant job,” said Donovan.

GGI’s online corporate governance training program comprises six courses that can be completed online on participants’ preferred devices. Practical content has been designed to support current and aspiring executives and directors to make a positive difference to how their business is governed: from defining a strong purpose and establishing a strong cultural foundation; to leading with integrity, balancing risk and innovation, earning social licence and looking after the financial prosperity of the organisation.

The award will be presented to GGI at an awards ceremony at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne in October.