Upcoming Webinars

Clinical Governance: Protecting your patients and your reputation

Care-based organisations rightly focus on their patients or clients, but are they ready to manage the reputational risks that affect not just the organisation but also us as directors?

Thursday 14 September 2017
12:00 PM AEST (60 minutes)

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Financial Essentials for Not-for-Profit Directors Series

The ability to effectively analyse financial statements is an essential requirement of all not-for-profit directors. However, it is an area where many directors feel the least comfortable. This webinar will focus on director essential knowledge and incorporating an Accounting Standard update.

Part 1 - Overview of ACNC requirements, financial statements and managing debtors

Part 2 - Key ratios in financial statement analysis and common red flags

Part 1 - Tuesday 19 September 2017
12:00 PM AEST (60 minutes)

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Part 2 - Wednesday 27 September 2017
12:00 PM AEST (60 minutes)

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Not-for-profit 2017 Governance Study Results Update

Save the date - This webinar will examine critical issues facing Australia's not-for-profit (NFP) sector uncovered by this year's NFP survey.

Member complimentary

Wednesday 20 September 2017
2:30 PM AEST (60 minutes)

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Parliament Passes Insolvency ‘Safe Harbour’ Reform

An essential update on the government’s insolvency safe harbour reforms, and explain how these important changes will work in practice.

Member Complimentary

Wednesday 4 October 2017
12:00 PM AEDT

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Gaining strategic advantage through ethical decision making

The session provides practical insights into the board’s role in corporate ethics and how boards may gain strategic advantage from ethical leadership by using the Ethical Kaleidoscope, a framework to support better ethical decision making in the boardroom.

Thursday 12 October 2017
12:00 PM AEDT (60 minutes)

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Effective Stakeholder Reporting: The demand, the benefits and the practice

Understand why more organisations are changing the information they are reporting to stakeholders — producing reports that integrate a company’s strategy, governance, risk and performance.

Member complimentary

Tuesday 17 October 2017
5:00 PM AEST (60 minutes)

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Staying Protected – Understanding your D&O insurance

The role of a director can be a rewarding one. What happens however when things go wrong? What do you need to know? Most importantly, will the D&O insurance be there for you when you need it most?

Thursday 24 October 2017
2:00 PM AEDT (60 minutes)

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The changing role of audit committees

Audit committees are expected to know all the most up-to-date information on regulation, risk, corporate governance, auditing practices and accounting standards. This session will bring you up-to-date with all the latest developments.

Member complimentary

Tuesday 31 October 2017
12:00 PM AEDT (45 minutes)

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New Accounting Standards - Top questions directors need to ask now

Do you know what your director obligations are? Understand what impact the three significant upcoming changes to Australian financial reporting standards will have on your business and know what questions you should be asking now.

Thursday 9 November 2017
12:00 PM AEDT (60 minutes)

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The Essential Director Update

The Essential Director Update is our largest exclusive event for members. It is your annual update which informs you on the ever-changing governance, regulatory and legislative environments that affect your director duties and responsibilities.

Member complimentary

Thursday 23 November 2017
12:00 PM AEDT (90 minutes)

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The International Essential Director Update

Specifically for directors working across international borders, this webinar provides an update on today’s ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, including legislative and regulatory changes that affect the directors working internationally.

Member complimentary

Thursday 23 November 2017
5:00 PM AEDT (60 minutes)

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Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Control Framework for Directors

An overview of what directors need to be mindful of to mitigate fraud, bribery and corruption risks, and in turn avoid the sort of financial and/or reputation harm to your business which we see regularly in the media.

Tuesday 28 November 2017
2:00 PM AEDT (60 minutes)

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Getting Started as a Director: Key considerations before accepting your first appointment

Demand for directors is growing. However tightening regulatory demands and community expectations mean it has never been more important to exercise caution when seeking and accepting a board position.This session will arm aspiring board members with the tools to build a practical action plan for building a board portfolio.

Wednesday 6 December 2017
2:00 PM AEDT (60 minutes)

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solutions that meet the unique needs of your board or organisation.

Webinars on Demand

Below is a list of our webinar recordings available to view at your own leisure.


Topics to improve your board and board committee performance.

Adaptive leadership for the NFP director in changing times

How can not-for-profit directors thrive in today's complex and rapidly changing environment? This webinar examines the challenges and opportunities directors are currently facing, ways of adapting, and emerging opportunities.

Informing the board - the power of effective board reports

What do board members look for in board papers? This webinar uncovers board and management reporting best practice such as a tips on effective board papers, and avoiding common mistakes.

Adding Value - The Role of the Audit Committee

The why, what and how of Audit Committees - a must for new or aspiring directors or a refresher for existing members.

Directors’ Duties: Annual Financial Reporting Considerations for Directors

The end of the financial year brings with it significant responsibilities for directors, these include understanding the areas of focus by regulators and what questions you might receive from auditors.

The Role of the Board in Innovation

Innovation is perhaps one of the most talked about, yet least understood, organisational activities that come under board review. Join us in shattering some myths about the similarities and differences between innovation in the public and private sectors, important for directors who operate across both sectors.

Building your social media profile and online reputation

Social media completely surrounds us, in our business, in our careers and it’s changed the way we communicate. Learn how to get the most from digital communication, what technology to adopt, what to ignore, and how to effectively create a personal brand that suits you.

Evaluating Board Finances Series

It is essential every director has sufficient financial literacy to be able to understand and interpret the financial information presented to them. This series will use real company financials to analyse interpret and question information using easy tools and visual dashboards

Part 1 - Interpret, analyse and question financial statements

Part 2 - Financial Ratios and Dashboards – Key tools in assessing trends

The board's role in hiring and firing the CEO

Have you got the right processes in place to ensure you have an effective CEO / board relationship that will enhance the performance and culture of your organisation? This 90 minute webinar will cover the key stages and highlight some tips and issues that can arise.

An introductory guide to directors' legal duties - Navigating the regulatory landscape

Considering becoming a director in today's heavily regulated world? Join us for an introduction to directors duties and common pitfalls to avoid.

Board Committees Series

This webinar series will explore board committees in detail. Starting from the foundations of when and why to set up, to focusing on a few common committees, and lastly evaluating ways to achieve a high performing committee.

Innovation and diversity - creating breakthrough ideas and smarter decisions

To coincide with the launch of her book 'Which two heads are better than one?' We invite you to join Juliet Bourke as she discusses her research findings.

Techniques for chairing successful meetings

This webinar will focus specifically on the critical role of the chair during a board or committee meeting and the essential skills and processes required for a successful meeting.

The role of the Not-for-Profit Director

This introductory session outlines the duties and responsibilities of directors with specific focus on the not-for-profit sector. 

Risk oversight for not-for-profits

Are you able to get “beyond the fog” and know that risk is being managed in your organisation?

Governance for directors of sports clubs and sporting bodies

Sporting bodies not only need to play by the rules, they need to be the models of effective governance. This webinar will assist you to navigate the unique governance challenges facing sports clubs and bodies.

Key skills a director should have in an age of innovation and transformation

Traditional governance practices aren’t enough when organisations, stakeholders and consumers are demanding more, and knowledge of new channels and platforms simply isn’t enough to secure an organisation’s longevity and reputation. Whether you are an active or aspiring director join us to learn the key skills and practices you can implement today to be a more attractive and effective director.

The cultural context of decision making for directors

How do cultural factors impact yours and others approach to decision making? Maximise your boards potential by understanding why and how different nationalities, cultures and experiences may impact board advice and decisions.

Strategy and Risk

Strategy and Risk

Gain a strategic edge through effective treatment of emerging risks such as cybersecurity, social media, privacy and disruption.

Directing strategy to achieve organisational purpose

All companies exist to achieve a purpose (sometimes called their mission) so directors must know how to set, monitor and change strategies to achieve their company's specific purpose, especially in times of unpredictable volatility.

Three techniques boards can use to prepare for the future

Understand how the board can make the most of future opportunities and how to implement these strategies.

Strategy and Risk for SMEs Series

This is a two part webinar series which will look at strategy and risk through the eyes of a small to medium business director. We will examine the key challenges in developing and monitoring the implementation of strategy and risk management systems with constrained resources, as well as the common risks encountered in this sector and how to measure and monitor them.

Navigating the NDIS - 7 steps to sustainability for not-for-profit providers

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the largest, most significant, social reform since Medicare. This webinar covers the key strategic challenges facing non-profit leaders and outlines a pathway to long-term sustainability.

Data privacy: what you need to know about privacy preserving tools and sharing information

This webinar will provide an introduction to data privacy, risks and privacy-preserving tools. It will examine existing privacy technologies, their capabilities and limitations. Put simply: how to enable efficient and lawful data sharing and collaboration.

From outputs to outcomes: How not-for-profits can stand out from the crowd by measuring what matters

Not-for-profit organisations face increasing headwinds and are expected to prove their value to donors, funders, regulators and society. Learn how to measure and communicate what matters, and how this can improve the organisation's effectiveness, increase stakeholder engagement and support board decision-making.

Strategy for the Not-for-Profit Director

Not-for-Profit organisations face significant challenges in developing strategy. This webinar examines the board’s role and responsibilities in formulating and monitoring organisational and fundraising strategies specifically tailored for NFPs.

To whom are directors duties owed? The 21st Edition of Directors Duties and Responsibilities

Join Professor Robert Baxt AO to discuss the 21st Edition of Directors Duties and Responsibilities.

What is the relevance of the board in asset management?

Understand how a board's role in asset management governance can reduce risk and ensure strategic objectives can be achieved.

Information Technology

Information Technology

IT governance boardroom essentials, including how to prepare for disruption and social media strategy.

Cybersecurity and Director's Duties

The changing face of cybersecurity and its growing relationship to directors' regulatory and fiduciary duties.

Cyber Risk Governance

Governance of cyber risk is critical for modern business. It can be a complex issue and with data breach law coming into effect, getting it right is challenging.

Digital Disruption Series

This series looks at how successful organisations have navigated their opportunities and part 2 focuses on the questions directors can pose to their own boards to on digital innovation and disruption, and the challenges in appreciating the ramifications of answers.

Successfully governing IT and cybersecurity

For directors with limited or no experience in areas of IT, this webinar will answer questions such as why a director needs to be interested in IT and cybersecurity and what are the particular legal responsibilities directors should understand.


Complimentary (for members)

Member only content including the Essential Director Update.

The role of the not for profit director

This introductory session outlines the duties and responsibilities of directors with specific focus on the not-for-profit sector.

A Pathway to Organisational Indigenous Diversity: Understanding the benefits of Supply Nation

This webinar discusses the Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP), Supply Nation and the benefits of building indigenous diversity in to your organisational strategy and procurement policies.

Economic Budget update - Stephen Walters

What will the budget include this year and how will it impact the economy, different socio-economic groups, and different business sector risks?

Your Exposure to Workplace Litigations: The Fair Work Ombudsman on liability of directors

Better protect yourself and your organisation against workplace relations litigation by understanding director responsibilities.

Directors’ Changing Responsibilities for Whistleblowing Procedures

Amidst a changing public policy landscape, it is critical that directors understand their responsibilities under the law and understand their role in establishing robust internal whistleblowing frameworks.

A data-driven future: The opportunities and risks in data technology and cyber resilience

How can you manage the risks involved with innovative data technologies whilst becoming cyber resilient?

Member complimentary


Economic update series – Stephen Walters

Part 2 – 2017 the year ahead - what will impact your decisions as a director?