The Role of the Chair

The Role of the Chair explores the chair’s unique leadership responsibilities including their important relationships with other board members and the CEO.

The course offers a rare opportunity to discreetly discuss leadership and governance issues – including board selection, boardroom processes and CEO succession planning – with fellow chairs.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This one-day course is suitable for new, experienced and aspiring chairs, deputy chairs, and committee chairs in not-for-profit and for-profit organisations.

It is recommended for directors who have completed the Company Directors Course™ and have extensive boardroom experience.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

The course explores the chair’s leadership role and key governance responsibilities

Participants will walk away with:

  • An appreciation of their responsibilities as a leader inside and outside the boardroom and their impact on board productivity

  • An understanding of their unique role in boardroom dynamics and board succession planning

  • Insights to enhance their working relationships with other board members and the CEO

  • Increased confidence in managing difficult situations and crises calmly and effectively.
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The Role of the Chair is delivered over one day and is led by expert facilitators with deep, real-world experience.

Mode of study

The course is interactive. Participants are guided through practical case studies and group discussions and are encouraged to apply their learning to their individual circumstances.


One full day (+ 2 hours of pre-reading).

Customised courses for your board or organisation

Our In-House service can work with you to build tailored development
solutions that meet the unique needs of your board or organisation.

Why learn with us?

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Contemporary Content

Designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts, our courses offer contemporary content that is updated annually. Course materials include recent case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for directors of today and tomorrow.
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Expert Facilitators

Our course facilitators boast extensive real-world director experience and undergo a rigorous selection and development process to ensure they are equipped to create an interactive and engaging learning environment.
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High-Calibre Participants

Connect with and learn from a diverse group of experienced senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving their impact and leadership in the boardroom and the performance of their business.
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Widely Recognised

By undertaking one of our highly regarded programs you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance and can earn the widely recognised post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors.

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