Places of Worship Governance and Management Training – Building Standards [2009 – Present]

Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI) successfully delivered Faith Institution Management and Governance training to all major institutions in Woking, England. This work led to over a decade of management support and delivery with faith institutions globally.

EFI was commissioned by the local Council to deliver a unique training programme to management teams of major institutions in Woking. The training covered essential elements for good governance and management of public buildings such as Mosques, Churches and Synagogues and how these institutions could be better managed to fulfil their true potential.

With attendance from all the major Faith institutions in Woking, the training covered various scenarios and challenges effecting places of worship, in a culturally sensitive way. The training methods included, workshops, PowerPoint presentations, videos and practical theory of issues predefined by the audience.

Topics Covered

Topic covered by the training included all the key themes from EFI Faith Institutions Management toolkit which includes:

  • The institution, its structure and Management models
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Staffing, Personnel and volunteers
  • Facilities Management
  • Finance and Fund raising
  • Communication
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Supplementary Schools
  • Community development and dealing with local and national agencies