Short courses

Facilitated by directors with real-world experience across a variety of industries and sectors, our short courses will provide you with new insights and practical tools to use inside and outside the boardroom. 

Using intensive working sessions and activities, these courses are designed to update and deepen your knowledge on governance issues, board practice and the roles and responsibilities of directors. Ranging from half-day (5 DPD units) to full-day (10 DPD units) sessions, they are tailored to senior executives and managers, committee members and newly appointed through to experienced directors.

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Advanced Not-for-Profit Governance

Exclusively designed for experienced not-for-profit directors, this course offers a unique opportunity to focus on the complex strategic and cultural issue facing the sector.

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The Role of the Not-for-Profit Chair

An in-depth analysis of the accountabilities of the not-for-profit chair, and their relationships with other board members and the CEO.

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Mastering Financial Governance

Designed for directors of financial and non-financial backgrounds, this course will enhance your knowledge and build key skills needed for financial governance. 

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The Board and the CEO

Designed to cover the full spectrum of issues that affect the board-CEO dynamic, this course identifies good practices to enhance this relationship and provides a framework for effective succession planning.  

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The Role of the Chair

Designed to fine-tune boardroom leadership and governance skills, this course provides an in-depth analysis of the role, accountabilities and key relationships of the chair of the board. 

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Applied Risk Governance

This course explores how effective oversight of risk can be leveraged to improve governance, performance resilience and a competitive advantage. 

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Subsidiary Boards – Director Roles and Responsibilities

Explore the complex governance challenges specific to subsidiary boards and learn how to fulfill your responsibilities as a director and effectively manage the relationship with your parent board. 

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Establishing Boards for Business Owners

Designed to help business owners and managing directors determine if their business is ready to establish a board, hear first-hand from experienced facilitators and fellow business owners about what you need to consider during this critical phase. 

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Boardroom Financial Acumen

Through two interactive case studies, learn how to develop your understanding of financial assessment, strategy and risk oversight. 

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The Board and the Company Secretary

Explore how best to support your board and understand how crucial the board-company secretary relationship is for delivering good governance for your organisation. 

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Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors

This course will provide you with an understanding of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of not-for-profit directors, in relation to governance, risk, financial performance and strategy. 

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Reporting to the Board

This course provides senior executives and managers with guidance on the structure and characteristics of a good board report, and explores how it can be used outside of the boardroom. 

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The Strategic Board

Using case studies in an interactive group session, you will learn how to apply a range of practical tools and flexible frameworks when establishing and delivering strategy for your organisation. 

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Sports Governance
Sports Governance

Success on the field starts in the boardroom. Leading sports organisations not only need to play by the rules, they need to be the models of effective governance.

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Ways women lead
Ways Women Lead

This course explores the competencies of effective leaders; focussing on team dynamics, gender differences in the workplace and conscious and unconscious biases in the workplace.

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The Board’s Role in Mergers and Acquisitions in the Not-for-Profit Sector

Tailored specifically for the not-for-profit environment, this course provides information on the commercial, legal and strategic issues faced when considering or preparing for a merger or acquisition.

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Why learn with us?

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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Short Course
Duties and Responsibilities of the Not-for-Profit Director

This course examines the duties and responsibilities of directors or council members in not-for-profit organisations, understands the role of the regulatory authorities and appreciates the potential personal liability.

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Not-for-Profit Board Dynamics

Gain insight into board composition, board structure and internal board processes which add value to the organisation. Take away practical steps and tools to assist with driving organisation and board performance. Recognise the impact of ethics, behaviour and culture on board performance.

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Advanced Not-for-Profit Governance for Indigenous Boards

Outline the role of the board in leading the executive, organisation and stakeholder in areas of sustainability, strategy and risk. Identify techniques for ongoing monitoring of the organisations strategic plan and its objectives.

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Strategy and Risk for International Directors

Work more effectively with your board to drive positive performance outcomes. Identify and mitigate the risks faced by directors and multinational companies. Enrich your contribution to your board and organisation.

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Driving and Monitoring Not-for-Profit Performance

Critically evaluate the role of directors of not-for-profit boards in driving performance, resilience and sustainability. Recognise the current challenges facing the board in driving the development of an enduring organisation able to effectively fulfil its purpose. Identify and analyse significant strategic issues facing the board that will impact the sustainability and success of the organisation.

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Finance for the Not-for-Profit Director

Identify the major elements of the financial statements and the linkages between them. Appreciate a director’s duties with regard to a company’s financial statements and financial reports. Evaluate financial performance by reviewing financial statements over time.

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