The role-specific unit of Chairperson is part of the Congregational Leadership Training suite of units. Chairperson has been developed with input from experts in governance and congregational leadership and trialled by a number of church chairpersons across Australia and New Zealand to ensure that the content meets the needs of chairpersons and other congregational leaders. The feedback from the trial has been positive. Here are some comments from leaders like you: 

  • Clear information
  • Nicely spoken at a good speed
  • Covers quite a lot of information

Registration for Chairperson

The fee per person for the Chairperson unit is only $40, payable when you register.

Topics covered in Chairperson

The Chairperson unit will equip you to:

  • Preside over meetings
  • Monitor council effectiveness
  • Set the agenda for meetings
  • Support the pastor and other employees
  • Understand the skill set required for governance
  • Encourage open discussion
  • Report regularly to congregational members
  • Ensure governance duties are enacted
  • Implement LCA district and national policies and procedures
  • Understand the responsibilities of the Chairperson’s role.

Training information

The training is facilitated by an online presentation. Chairperson is offered in a format that is similar to a webinar presentation, with the participant viewing and listening to the presentation and responding to the short quiz at the end of the presentation.

The content time of Chairperson is 38 minutes.   

At the completion of the Chairperson unit, a certificate of completion is available for printing. The certificate is important for both LCA and congregational records.

The Chairperson overview provides a comprehensive outline of the Chairperson unit and includes the learning outcomes.