Mastering the Boardroom

Mastering the Boardroom is a four-day residential course designed to enhance the performance of even the most experienced directors. Become a better leader who is more effective at dealing with a broad range of stakeholders and ready to handle a wider range of challenges.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

Mastering the Boardroom is an advanced program that is both challenging and stimulating.

To ensure participants are fully prepared, we recommend applicants be:

  • Graduates of our Company Directors Course, with a minimum of three years’ director experience, or

  • Directors with a minimum of five years’ director experience.

Applicants who do not meet these criteria are welcome to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

Mastering the Boardroom is a transformational development opportunity for highly experienced directors. It examines strategies, best practice, rarely-considered soft skills including board dynamics, communication and the relationship building.

Identify your strengths as a director, as well as those areas where there’s room for improvement. In the long term, participants become better leaders who are more effective at dealing with a broad range of stakeholders and ready to handle a wider range of challenges.


Improve your director skills

  • Identify your personal directorship strengths and areas for development

  • Reflect on personal dynamics and their impact on your role

  • Apply your existing knowledge and stretch your skills

  • Learn to enhance boardroom processes and arrive at better decisions

  • Explore sound practices for board and management relationships


Ideal learning environment

  • Multi-day residential structure allows for total immersion, away from distractions

  • A maximum group size of nine to maximise peer interaction and focus

  • Learn from highly experienced facilitators and high profile guest directors


Unrivalled networking opportunities

Access is restricted to qualified participants, drawn from the cream of Australian business leadership. Sessions and meal times offer abundant opportunities for networking with like-minded senior directors.

Course expectations

What can you expect?
 

Mastering the Boardroom is an immersive, hands-on course for experienced directors, which simulates a year in the life of a company over just four days.

The unique structure challenges participants to resolve a series of real-world issues, as board members at a hypothetical corporation. The company is fictional, but the challenges are real; participants engage as themselves, bringing their own personalities and directorship styles to the table, and every decision made affects the outcome.

Participants will experience sitting on a private or public (listed) board, aided by a facilitator and supported by guest speakers who provide expert insight into chair selection, board and CEO elections, strategy in the 21st century and current issues.

How to prepare

You’ll be delivered an iPad with the board app you’ll be using throughout the program. Within this board app you’ll find the following pre-reading:

  • Industry background guide

  • Company information guide

  • Board meeting papers

Assessment

Assessment and recognition

Upon successful completion of the two assessment tasks for Mastering the Boardroom you will receive a Mastering the Boardroom award.

You will accrue 30 DPD units for completing the course, and an additional 10 DPD units for successfully completing the assessment.

The assessment comprises of two tasks. The first is completed on the final day of the program and is a group assessment task. The second is completed as a post residential assignment and is an individual assessment task.

Successful completion is indicative of mastery level in good governance practices and associates you with an alumni of experienced directors who value ongoing director professional development.

Find out more on how you will be assessed.

Make your final move

Why learn with us?

When you're at the top of your game you need the best.
Content

The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.
Facilitators

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.
Participants

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.
Recognition

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

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