Upcoming Webinars

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.

Tuesday 7 March 2017
12.00pm AEDT (60 minutes)

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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 and spotting warning signs

Part 1
Wednesday 11 January 2017, 12.00pm AEDT (60 minutes)

Part 2
Monday 16 January 2017, 12.00pm AEDT (60 minutes)

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Economic update series – Stephen Walters

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

Tuesday 31 January 2017
12.00pm AEDT (30 minutes)

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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.

Wednesday 15 February 2017
12.00pm AEDT (60 minutes)

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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.

Tuesday 14 February 2017
12.00pm AEDT (90 minutes)

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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.

Tuesday 21 February 2017
12.00pm AEDT (90 minutes)

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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.

Tuesday 28 February 2017
2.00pm AEDT (60 minutes)

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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.

Tuesday 28 March 2017
12.00pm AEDT (60 minutes)

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 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.

Wednesday 29 March 2017
2:30pm AEDT (60 minutes)

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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.

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.

Mergers and Acquisitions - providing the right governance

Is your board well geared to provide proper oversight when your organisation undertakes an M and A transaction? How would you know? What are the key things you should be paying close attention to as you progress through a transaction and beyond?

A Practical Guide to Creating Organisational Value

Is your organisation creating value, how would you know, and what can you do about it? A webinar aimed at directors of SME’s, NFPs and public entities where value and value creation concepts may not be regularly aired.

What part does culture play in evaluating the duties of directors?

What part should ‘culture’ play in evaluating the duties of directors and officers? In the light of recent initiatives by ASIC Professor Robert Baxt AO will examine this topic in the context of major reforms proposed for corporate law.


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.


Preparing Effective Board Reports

This webinar will help you discover what board members look for in board papers; common mistakes in board paper construction and how to avoid them; the characteristics of a good board paper; and the top ten tips for preparing informative, succinct papers.


The boardroom – conflict to collaboration

Need help managing divergent views, power imbalances and aggressive behaviour in the boardroom? This webinar will show you practical ways to identify, process and improve your board relationships.


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

This session will give would be board members a checklist of what to have in place before considering a board position.


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.

Strategy and Risk

Strategy and Risk

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

Preparing a board to manage crisis situations

The public, shareholders, and media are holding boards responsible for corporate oversights as never before. This webinar examines ways to prepare for such situations.


Is technology changing healthcare and its institutions?

This webinar will look at relevant technologies, how they are used, and the organisational prerequisites for their successful adoption in the healthcare sector.


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.


Governing the transition to a low carbon future

What's your organisation's responsibility to contribute to the reduction in carbon intensity? How do directors adapt to a world of lower emissions?


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.


Solving for growth: preparing to be an effective director during the tough times

A board is only as effective as its ability to steer the ship through stormy conditions. Is your board equipped with the right knowledge and skills to keep the company afloat and allow it to prosper in the long term if times become challenging?


Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Control: Essentials for Company Directors

This webinar will provide an overview for company directors on fraud, bribery and corruption, its borderless qualities and how to control it.


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.


Business Owner

Business Owner

Strategy, growth, succession and disruption from the viewpoint of a business owner.

Financial Fundamentals for Business Owners Series

In order to manage and control finances and make financially informed decisions, analysing financial statements is an essential requirement for business owners.

In this two part series we will cover the critical fundamentals of financial statements that business owners need to be across.


Building a Strong Board for a Family Owned Business

This webinar will examine how different board and governance arrangements can help with building, growing and exiting your family business.


Talent management and succession planning for boards

This webinar will outline best practice processes using contemporary case studies to illustrate how managing talent at the board level can create stability and organisational performance.


Negotiating with Government - 11 unwritten rules

There are some well understood ground rules when negotiating with governments. Find out what the basics are so that Government ministers and bureaucrats are not left underwhelmed.


Information Technology

Information Technology

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

Cyber Crime – How prepared is your organisation?

Could cyber crime impact your organisation’s bottom line and possibly your career? Join us as we examine what cyber resilience is, how to assess the cyber maturity of your organisation and what you can do to increase resilience in your organisation.


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.




Key tips and tricks for preparing and signing off board reports.

Financial Essentials for Not for Profit Directors Series

This two part series will take a closer look at the legal reporting requirements for not for profit entities, the key financial statements and critical elements directors need to consider when reviewing and questioning financial statements.


2016 Election Series

2016 Election Series - what it means for the economy and business.

The end of the financial year brings with it significant responsibilities for directors.


Directors' Duties: Annual Financial Reporting Considerations for Directors

The end of the financial year brings with it significant responsibilities for directors.


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. 

Not-for-profit 2016 Governance Study Results Update

Complimentary webinar for AICD members.

Economic update series – Stephen Walters

Part 1 – Economic half yearly scorecard - how are we faring?

Essential Director Update

Your annual update which informs you on the ever-changing governance, regulatory and legislative environments that affect your director duties and responsibilities

Director Liability Update - New lessons for directors

Learn new lessons provided by the court. Recent Federal Court cases provide new insights into the nature and operation of directors’ duty of care, and serve as a timely reminder of directors’ “stepping stone” liability risk.

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 international director.

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