The Board and the CEO

In today’s environment, the relationships between your CEO, your chair and board members are critical to the successful performance of your organisation. With a mix of diverse and powerful personalities, it’s essential you best understand, manage and enhance this dynamic group.

This course is designed to cover the full spectrum of issues that affect the board-CEO dynamic, and will provide you with practical tools to lead effectively. 

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for non-executive and executive directors, chairs, CEOs and company secretaries.

This course is suitable for non-executive and executive directors, chairs, CEOs and company secretaries from private, public and not-for-profit organisations.  

Course learnings

What will you learn?

This short course covers key aspects of the board-CEO relationship, including due diligence, remuneration, feedback, managing expectations and succession planning. 

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

  • Identify the key roles and responsibilities in the board/CEO relationship

  • Undertake the processes involved with CEO selection, due diligence and evaluation

  • Review remuneration packages, contracts and KPI benchmarks

  • Effectively provide feedback, coaching and mentoring to the CEO

  • Implement a succession plan for the CEO’s role
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The Board and the CEO is delivered over half a day and is led by expert facilitators with real-world experience.

Mode of study

Group discussions and interactive working sessions will be led by an experienced facilitator. 

The Board and CEO Course is also offered through our In-Boardroom service.


Half-day session (3.5 hours).

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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