Reporting to the Board

This course examines how to establish effective reporting procedures from executives to the board. It outlines the main types of reports, their legal requirements, how to write them and how they are used.
Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for:

Senior executives working with boards, and new and aspiring directors who are seeking to improve their skills in preparing, presenting and examining reports that will be shared with the board. This course may also be suitable for board members and company secretaries seeking to assess and enhance the quality of the reporting they receive from management.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of contemporary board reporting, as well as the tools and techniques you need in order to write a thorough, informative and concise report that provides meaningful and timely information to the board.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the needs of the board and the role of management in board reporting;
  • identify the objectives of board reporting;
  • understand what the board looks for in management reports;
  • explore techniques for effectively using technology when presenting data;
  • define the structure and purpose of the various types of board reports; and
  • capture key information and write it succinctly.
Course expectations

What can you expect?

Although this is an online course, you won’t be left alone without guidance and support. Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by an online tutor.

Our online tutors 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 will be part of a cohort learning together over the structured four-week course. Participants are able to review resources and information independently week-by-week, but they’ll also be able to check in with fellow participants to test their assumptions, discuss possible approaches and share ideas.

Course content can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Participants gain 10 DPD units for completing the course.

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Course Outline

Below is a week-by-week breakdown of the Reporting to the Board course.

Week 1:

  • Director Roles and Responsibilities

Week 2:

  • The Reporting Framework

Week 3:

  • Reports to the Board
  • Preparing and Presenting Reports

Week 4:

  • Reporting by the Board
  • Case Studies

Why learn with us?

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 experienced tutors

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

The cohort of governance 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 (for Online Education courses only).
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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