Establishing Boards for Business Owners

As your business grows so too does the need to consider whether its time to implement a governance structure to help support and maintain your business success. This course has been specially designed to help business owners and Managing Directors determine if their business is ready to establish a board, as well as decide on the right type of board.

With the opportunity to learn first-hand from experienced facilitators and fellow business owners, this course will give you the clarity and direction you need during this critical phase.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This course is designed for business owners and managing directors who are considering implementing a board or those seeking to review their existing governance structures.

This course is designed for business owners and Managing Directors who are considering implementing a board or those seeking to review their existing governance structures.

At this half-day course you will explore:

  • Duties and responsibilities of the sole managing director and business owner

  • The meaning and importance of governance for SMEs

  • Key objectives, priorities and critical trade-offs faced by owners and managing directors

  • Governance boards vs. advisory boards

  • Board succession planning

  • How to set up an advisory or governance board
Course learnings

What will you learn?

The course will help you understand the appropriate structure for your business and what a board would bring to it.

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

  • Identify the most appropriate governance structure for your business

  • Effectively implement an advisory or governance board

  • Better understand the duties and responsibilities of a director and how this relates to your role as owner or managing director

  • Implement a robust succession plan for your board

  • Secure the long-term success of your organisation
Course expectations

What can you expect?

Our short courses are delivered face-to-face to a maximum of 24 participants by an experienced facilitator. Interactive in nature, participants are encouraged to learn from each other through sharing personal experiences and the use of real-life case studies.

We understand you're busy running a business and don't have the time to spend days away from the office at a course. This course is delivered in a 3-hour morning or afternoon session.

Customised courses for your board or organisation

Our In-House service can work with you to build tailored development solutions that meet the unique needs of your board or organisation.

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 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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