1. Company Directors Course ™ course materials
The Company Directors Course ™ has been designed by directors for directors, and the materials distributed to all participants prior to starting the course are an essential part of your learning and the experience. The course materials are updated annually to ensure the content is relevant and up-to-date.
Remember to bring along some, if not all of your course notes with you on the Residential program. Use them to do some last-minute reading, refer to them throughout the course and use them to highlight important information.
Upon completion of the Company Directors Course ™ you will be encouraged to complete and pass the assessment task in order to attain a GAICD post-nominal awarded by the AICD.
If you do intend to complete the assessment, your personal notes taken during the course will be invaluable for your preparation. The facilitators who lead your course are very experienced, real-world directors and often share their own stories – and encourage participants to do the same - alongside the prescribed course notes.
Don’t miss these useful insights that bring governance theory to life.
3. Supplementary reading
The Company Directors Course ™ Residential program is the perfect opportunity to give governance education your full attention – away from the distractions of daily life at home and in the office.
Many participants use this time to fully immerse themselves into the experience by reading some of the latest news, interviews and insights published by the AICD on a monthly basis.
Why not bring along the latest copy of Company Director magazine, or catch up on the latest news electronically with the Company Director app, and back editions of The Boardroom Report and Membership Update –available at aicd.com.au
NB: you can add to the 40 Director Professional Development (DPD) units you will receive by completing the course, by lodging your professional reading. You can accrue a maximum of 10 DPD points per year for professional reading and LinkedIn engagement.
A real draw-card of ‘destination education’ is the beautiful places you get to visit while focusing on your professional development. The AICD’s Company Director Course ™ Residential program is held in some of Australia’s most beautiful locations, including Byron Bay in NSW, the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Bunker Bay in Western Australia and Sanctuary Cove in Queensland.
Over the course of five days you will have some time to relax, explore the area with your fellow participants and soak up your beautiful surrounds. While exploring the area, to protect yourself from the sun. Remember to slip, slop, slap and bring your favourite shades.
5. Business cards
The Company Directors Course ™ attracts directors, aspiring directors and senior executives who bring with them a breadth of experience and knowledge. More than an educational experience, the residential nature of the course makes it an ideal opportunity to expand your network, mix with like-minded people and make long-lasting connections away from the pressure of the office.
Don’t forget to bring your business cards to pass onto your peers so you can keep in touch, reach out for support when you’re preparing for your assessment and meet up in the future.
6. Dinner wear
Highlights exclusive to the AICD’s Company Directors Course ™ Residential program are the networking opportunities that occur outside of the classroom.
Over the five days you will have plenty of opportunity to get to know your fellow course participants over welcome drinks and canapés on the night you arrive at your destination, all-group meals, and celebratory drinks and dinner on the last night to mark the end of the program. You will also have the opportunity at the dinner to hear from an experienced chair on their lessons learnt from their time leading the boardroom.
Dress to impress.
There are several Company Directors Course ™ Residential programs coming up in several iconic Australian destinations. Click below to find out more:
Byron Bay, NSW – Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 March 2017
Bunker Bay, WA – Monday 3 – Friday 7 April 2017
Yarra Valley, VIC – Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 May 2017