The Board’s Role in Crisis Management

Any sudden event that threatens a company’s financial performance, reputation, or its relations with key stakeholders has the potential to become a crisis. The question is when and not if a crisis occurs. The difference between companies that recover from crises comes down to readiness to deal with the crisis. To properly fulfil their duties, directors and other organisational leaders must be prepared.

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 prepare themselves to manage a crisis effectively.

The course is tailored for experienced directors wishing to take their performance to the next level and prepare themselves to manage a crisis effectively. Participants must be graduates of the Company Directors Course or International Company Directors Course and should ideally have no less than three years of board experience.

Suitable for:

  • Alumni of the Company Directors Course (mandatory requirement)
  • Directors on high profile boards with complex business models that may be exposed to crises
  • Senior government representatives responsible for crisis management
  • Chief Executive Officers / Managing Directors / Chief Risk Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Government representatives involved in crisis management
Course learnings

What will you learn?

After completing the highly focused and practical course, you will have the confidence and tools to plan for and manage crisis situations.

You will be able to:

  1. Apply learnings from the Company Directors Course in decision making and risk management to manage crises.
  2. Clarify the boards’ role in crisis management.
  3. Appraise the key components to managing a crisis and construct the elements to be addressed in a crisis management plan.
  4. Determine the objectives in crisis communications, analyse the impact of social media and identify any ethical dilemmas that may arise when dealing with crisis communications.
  5. Explore the impact on board decision-making in times of stress and tools to support the board during these times.
  6. Understand the importance of planning for crises and potential dangers.
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The focus of the course is on teamwork – working in groups as a simulated board, then reporting decisions and plans back to the broader group, active problem solving, and providing recommendations and a plan to respond to the crisis.

This course is a full-day course. The participants will be allocated to a board group before the course and will spend the majority of the day working with their board on the activities of a hypothetical company experiencing a crisis. A facilitator will lead the discussion at the start and end of the day, as well as provide expert guidance and support throughout the day.

Our facilitators are experienced company directors. They are selected based on their knowledge of the board environment as well as their ability to engage and connect with participants.

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

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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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