Company Directors Course Update

If you completed the Company Directors Course over two years ago, this is your chance to refresh your director knowledge and remain at the forefront of new challenges and opportunities in the director landscape.

This course also offers those who did not undertake the assessment components of the Company Directors Course a chance to do so.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

It is a pre-requisite* that participants have completed the full Company Directors Course prior to attending this course.

The Company Directors Course Update is a 2-day program that provides those who completed the full Company Directors Course more than two years ago the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and highlight important changes in the director landscape.

This course also offers those who did not undertake the assessment components of the Company Directors Course a chance to do so.

*Participants who don’t meet the attendance pre-requisites will be contacted prior to the course, by their Member Partner, and re-directed to an appropriate course that meets their needs.
Course learnings

What will you learn?

The course provides a refresher on the material in the Company Directors Course and incorporates the latest developments in governance best practice.

Participants will have completed the Company Directors Course prior to attending and will be familiar with the concepts that form the basis for the content covered in this course.

By undertaking this course, you will:

  • Explore the new challenges and opportunities unfolding for directors and officers
  • Understand any changes to your personal, legal and performance obligations as a director
  • Enhance your questioning skills for assessing reports and proposals
  • Revise your strategic decision-making based on a company’s financial, strategic and risk profile through facilitated case studies, activities and debates
  • Identify opportunities for improving board effectiveness.
Course expectations

What can you expect?

This two-day course is delivered in a similar style to the Company Directors Course and involves workshops, case studies and facilitated discussions. Prior completion of the Company Directors Course is a pre-requisite to attending this course.

The Company Directors Course Update reviews the critical areas of change for directors. It does not cover all the topics covered in the Company Directors Course.

The Company Directors Course Update covers the following topics:

Governance and the Practice of Directorship
Outlines the duties and practices of directorship and the boards functions and responsibilities.

The Legal Environment
Analyses the responsibilities and functions of directors and officers, considering the key questions directors should ask about their legal environment and its impact on board decision-making.

Risk and Strategy
Examines the board’s roles in developing an appropriate culture for the organisation’s risk appetite/ tolerance, and in developing and executing strategy.

Achieving Board Effectiveness
Examines effective decision-making, board dynamics, the impact of individual and collective performance and how a constructive board culture can create value for an organisation. Applies course learning through an experiential learning activity.

Assessment award

Assessments and recognition

Upon successful completion of the Company Directors Course Update assignment and examination you will receive the Company Directors Course Award.

To be eligible to complete the assessment, participants must attend both days of the Company Directors Course Update and not have previously been awarded the Company Directors Course Award.

The assessment for Company Directors Course Update is the same as the Company Directors Course assessment.

After successfully completing the Company Directors Course Update assessment (including the assignment, quiz and online exam), you will receive the Company Directors Course Award.

You will accrue 20 DPD units for completing the course, and an additional 10 DPD units for successfully completing the assessment.

Financial members may also gain the use of the GAICD graduate post nominal. Fellows retain their FAICD post nominal.

You will accrue 20 DPD units for completing the course, and an additional 10 DPD units for successfully completing the assessment.

Financial members may also gain the use of the GAICD graduate post nominal. Fellows retain their FAICD post-nominal.

Find out more about how you will be assessed.

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Content

The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.
Facilitators

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.
Participants

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.
Recognition

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

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