As boards navigate the challenges of COVID-19 directors will be called upon to make informed decisions about issues they may not have faced before.

To help members upskill quickly and navigate the crisis and recovery, the AICD has developed a suite of self-paced micro-courses covering topics of critical importance in 2020, listed below.

These easily digested micro-courses can be accessed anytime, and once registered, your access to a course is open for 30 days. During this time, you can log in as often as you like. Courses do not need to be completed in one sitting.

Complimentary to members for a limited time, each micro-course is worth 3 DPD units.

Solvency in difficult times
Solvency in difficult times

Explore the role of the board when a business is in financial distress, the warning signs to look out for and what to do if insolvency is imminent.

Find out more

the boards role during a crisis and beyond
Governing through a crisis and beyond

Explore the board’s role in governing effectively through a crisis to ensure the organisation survives and is well positioned when the crisis subsides.

Find out more

Intro to NFP governance
Introduction to NFP governance

Explore the key responsibilities of NFP directors and the issues and considerations for boards in ensuring effective governance in the NFP landscape in Australia.

Find out more

Preparing your business for sale
Preparing your business for sale

Explore the key stages of the sales process and the preparation plans that will maximise the sale value of your small to medium business.

Find out more

/CD2/Global Resources/Icons/strategic-decisions-for-nfp-sustainability-100x100px
The board's role in cybersecurity

Explore the current cybercrime landscape and gain an understanding of the board’s role in cybersecurity governance.

Find out more

Building NFP sustainability

Explore the board’s role in building a sustainable future for your NFP in the wake of the pandemic, without losing sight of purpose.

Find out more

Strategy and risk in a VUCA environment
Innovation in a VUCA world

Explore innovation in terms of the practical steps boards must take to deal with strategy and risk in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.

Find out more

What eLearning course topics are available?

These focused, content-only courses provide readily-digestible governance insights straight to your favourite device. Set your own pace as you gain new understanding and develop your skills. These courses are ideal for those who learn best while working independently, or who require absolute flexibility in their study routine.

Each eLearning course involves approximately one-to-two hours of professional learning which can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once registered, your access to a course is open for four weeks. During this time, you may log in as frequently as desired. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting.

Enabling performance
The Role of the Board

The Role of the Board provides a detailed analysis of the board’s duties and responsibilities in today’s business environment.

Find out more

Face to face
The Role of the Director

The Role of the Director online course provides an in-depth overview of the key duties and responsibilities of directors.

Find out more

Short Course
Governance in Action

This Governance in Action online course offers key insights into the inner workings of the board and its critical role in an organisation.

Find out more

Trusted partner
Effective Board Meetings

The Effective Board Meetings online course is for directors seeking further guidance on how to prepare for and contribute to effective board meetings.

Find out more

Short Course
Conflicts of Interest

The Conflicts of Interest online course offers you insights into the potential conflicts of interest faced by individual directors and the board as a whole.

Find out more

Short Course
Interpreting Financial Statements

Interpreting Financial Statements is a self-paced interactive online course that allows you to simulate the role of director in assessing and maintaining the financial integrity of an organisation.

Find out more

Extensive Experience
The Director Mindset

Executives who become directors must see things differently, so they can think differently and behave differently.

Find out more

Why learn with us?


The contemporary 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 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.