Directing Innovation

Directors need to make strategic decisions in volatile and fast-moving environments. This specialisation course will equip you with the skills to plan and prepare for industry shifts, and implement those plans with confidence.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

The course is tailored to experienced directors wishing to take their performance to the next level and make strategic decisions in an agile way to suit rapidly evolving markets.

It is required that you have completed the Company Directors Course ™, Company Directors Course Update or International Company Directors Course to attend this course. It is preferable but not mandatory for you to have successfully completed the assessment for the Company Directors Course or International Company Directors Course.

This course is suitable for:

  • Alumni of the Company Directors Course (mandatory requirement)
  • New and experienced directors
  • Those seeking a directorship in the next two years
  • Directors planning to strategically grow or realign their company
  • Chief Executive Officers or Managing Directors
Course learnings

What will you learn?

After completing the highly focused and practical course, you will have the confidence and tools to make agile decisions in the face of disruptive forces.

You will be able to:

  1. Apply the learning from the Company Directors Course directly into practice in the context of disruption and innovation.
  2. Evaluate and assess strategy and risk in the context of the VUCA environment with respect to change, disruption and innovation.
  3. Analyse the dependency on culture of an innovation environment.
  4. Appraise strategies focused on growth through innovation.
  5. Evaluate risk appetite in the context of a VUCA environment.
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The focus of the course is on decision making, board dynamics and re-aligning the board’s mindset and approach to their business in the context of ‘VUCA’. Each table will work in groups as a simulated board. Each ‘board’ will respond to market shifts, devise recommendations and assess strategic shifts and risk appetite, and report back to the broader group.

This course is a full-day course. On the day, participants will work with their ‘board’ to navigate the challenges of a hypothetical company experiencing a significant business model disruption.

An experienced facilitator will lead the discussion at the start and end of the day, as well as through a series of plenary groups and provide expert guidance and support throughout the day.

Participants are expected to have pre-read the course materials and case study prior to attending the course.

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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