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. It includes tools and techniques you need 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
  • Capture key information and write it succinctly


Course expectations

What can you expect?

Our flexible online courses fit into your busy schedule and feature the same expert guidance and support as our face-to-face sessions. Our online tutors are experienced company directors, selected for their extensive knowledge of the board environment and their ability to engage and connect with participants.

Participants will:

  • Be part of a cohort learning together over the structured four-week course
  • Review resources and information independently week-by-week
  • Check in with fellow participants to test their assumptions, discuss dilemmas and share experiences using online discussion forums
  • Access support from an online tutor on our online discussion forums and two live (and recorded) virtual classrooms
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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?


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 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.

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).

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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