SME Governance Program

This short course provides an opportunity for you to step away from the day-to-day to focus on your role and responsibilities as a director of your organisation. Through four interactive workshops, you will learn about relevant governance practices – including strategic guidance, financial oversight and effective risk management – and how they can be applied to your business today to create sustainable value.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

Are you looking to unlock the potential in your business?

This program has been specifically designed for owners, managers and directors of small-to-medium enterprises who are focused on the growth of their business.

It will particularly suit owners of businesses with 5 to 50 employees, annual revenue of between $5 million and $25 million or others outside these parameters who are experiencing high scale growth.

It is recommended that leaders from the same enterprise attend together so that discussions can be tailored to your business and identified solutions can be implemented more effectively and efficiently. The AICD is offering special rates for multiple attendees from the same business.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

Delivered as a series of short, sharp workshops by experts who understand the unique needs of SMEs, this program will equip you with the mindset, practical tools, and network of peers to take your business to the next level.

The SME Governance Program is designed to help you step away from the day-to-day and focus on your role and responsibilities as a director of your business. Through four interactive workshops, you will learn about relevant governance practices and how they can be applied to your business today to create sustainable value.

Participants complete the program with a cohort of fellow business owners, and workshops provide the opportunity for attendees to connect, share knowledge, and learn from each other.

Course expectations

What can you expect?

The SME Governance Program will equip business owners and leaders with the practical tools and relevant governance knowledge to drive growth and create value in their business.

This course is delivered as four 4-hour workshops covering the following topics:

  1. Value creation through governance
  2. Value creation through strategy
  3. Value creation through financial management
  4. Value creation through risk reduction

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

  • Implement the right strategic planning process for their business and provide value-adding strategic guidance.
  • Assess the financial health of their business and use this information to improve cash flow and profitability.
  • Identify the key risks impacting their business and implement appropriate risk management strategies.
  • Apply relevant governance practices – including effective decision making – to generate value and drive sustainable growth.

With a maximum of 25 participants per course, workshops are practical and interactive and facilitators will encourage participants to apply learnings to their own circumstances.

Participants receive course materials including director tools, checklists and templates and will walk away with a plan that can be directly applied to their business. Minimal pre-reading is required.

Why learn with us?

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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 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.
Participants

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.
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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