Tri Peaks Project 

The Tri-Peaks Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre), the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) and the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) to support and promote good governance and integrated practices in our sectors.  The Tri-Peaks Project complements the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) work on the Community Services Quality Governance Framework.
  
This survey will be used to identify what support and resources board members would benefit from to support good governance practice as part of the Tri-Peaks Project.    

Confidentiality  
All survey responses will be treated as confidential and will only be used for the purposes of Tri-Peaks Project. Respondents will have access to the analysis of the survey results as well as resources regarding board and organisational responsibilities on the Centre, VHA and VAADA websites.  

How to complete this survey 
This survey is expected to take approximately 8 minutes to complete. 

After reading each statement, please select your answer by clicking the appropriate check box.  

When you have completed the survey, click DONE. 

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* 1. Your Sector and Board Membership
What services does the organisation you are a board member of primarily provide?

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* 2. What role do you have on the Board:

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* 3. How long have you been a board member (of your current organisation and any prior organisations):

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* 4. What organisation are you a part of? (All information is confidential)

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* 5. Are you familiar with either of the Department of Health and Human Services Community Services Quality Governance Framework or the Clinical Governance Framework?

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* 6. Your Board Roles and Responsibilities

A governance structure, role, and responsibilities of the organisation are clearly defined and understood by all Board members.

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* 7. The organisation has a clear vision and strategic plan, and these are documented and available to members.

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* 8. The board focuses on longer-term significant issues rather than administrative and management matters.

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* 9. The board discuss the annual budget and its implications before approving it.

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* 10. Board members have sufficient knowledge of the organisation to ask probing questions and provide advice to management.

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* 11. The board members understand the external environment in which the organisation is operating.

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* 12. The Board uses the Department of Health and Human Services Community Services Quality Governance Framework to ensure that the organisation meets the needs of the people it supports through formal arrangements and reporting as well as culture and leadership.

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* 13. Board Dynamics

The board represents a sufficient range of expertise to make it an effective governing body.

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* 14. Board members have the necessary skills, knowledge and training to be effective in their role on the board.

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* 15. The board has a skills matrix, which regularly reviewed and updated.

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* 16. Directors express their views to each other and to management in ways that are constructive.

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* 17. Board discussions reach conclusions that provide clear guidance and expectations to management.

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* 18. Process

The board’s use of time is effective and focused.

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* 19. The board receives sufficient, appropriate and timely written information for it to perform its role.

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* 20. The board undertakes an annual review process.

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* 21. Leadership and Culture

The board and executive have a plan to achieve a set of strategic goals and that are known and understood throughout the organisation. This plan is documented and available to board members.

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* 22. Your Value to the Board

I understand the issues that are critical to my organisation and its sector.

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* 23. My questions as a Board member and to the CEO are clear, appropriate and add value.

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* 24. The Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer is recruited and evaluated by the board.

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* 25. The board has succession planning for the Chief Executive Officer.

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* 26. General Questions

Are there any aspects of governance would you like further information or support for your role as a board member? What are these?

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* 27. Would you benefit from attending discussion round table discussions with board members from other community and health sector organisations to discuss ways to improve governance in your organisation

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* 28. Would it be useful to have a tailored kit with resources to support you in your board role?

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* 29. If yes, what do you think would be useful? Please add any other comments.

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* 30. Thank you. You have reached the end of this survey. 

We appreciate you taking the time to complete this questionnaire. If you'd like to receive a follow-up report, please write your email blow.

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