Company Directors Course Update

Refresh your director knowledge and remain at the forefront of new challenges and opportunities in the director landscape. This course also provides 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?

This two-day course is designed for those who completed the Company Directors Course more than two years ago and are looking to keep their knowledge at the cutting edge.

By reviewing key information and highlighting important changes in the director landscape, the Company Directors Course Update helps you maintain your credibility as a director.

It also gives those who attended the Company Directors Course but did not complete the assessment an opportunity to do so.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

The course provides a refresher to the material in the Company Directors Course as well as incorporating the latest developments in governance best practice for directors.

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

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.

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 a culture that is appropriate for the risk appetite/ tolerance of the organisation and the board’s roles 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.

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.

Why learn with us?

When you're at the top of your game you need the best.

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.

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.

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.

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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