Reporting to the Board

The half-day Reporting to the Board course provides senior executives and managers with guidance on the structure and characteristics of good board reports. You will learn how to write and interpret reports. You will also consider how your reports will be used outside the board context by other stakeholders and regulators.

Reports play a critical role to the governance of an organisation. Many famous disasters have occurred due to flawed and incomplete information or even no information at all.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This course is designed for senior executives, managers, new and aspiring directors seeking to improve their skills in preparing and presenting reports to the board.

The course will also help directors know what to expect from a good board report and how to work more closely with senior management to obtain accurate and timely information.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

The course will give you a comprehensive understanding of modern board reporting as well as the tools and techniques you need to write a thorough informative report.

Upon completion of this course, you 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 executive reports

  • Explore techniques for effectively using technology when presenting data

  • Define the structure and purpose of the various types of board reports

  • Learn ways to capture key information and write it succinctly
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The half-day course is taught in an interactive manner by a facilitator with real world experience in board reporting.

The course is taught through practical examples so that your understanding will reach beyond theory. 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.

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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