School Board Update - Governing to protect children
Designed specifically for school board directors and those who report to school boards, this session explores good governance for protecting children. This session draws on the findings and recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as well as challenges such as social media and bullying.
Raising standards, not eyebrows: Why ethics in governance is more important than ever
Boards need to be able to ‘sniff the smoke’ before they see the fire. Using an ethics lens, this session will draw on lessons learnt from a range of public sector inquiries to understand how bringing ethics into the centre of governance decision-making strengthens and protects business.
Changes to NFP Accounting Standards — What directors need to know
Understand the impact of the three (revenue, leases and contributions) significant, upcoming changes to Australian financial reporting standards on the NFP sector and know what questions you should be asking now.
Governance for boards in the aged care sector
This session explores good governance for protecting vulnerable people in the aged care sector. This webinar considers duty of care as well as the different forms of elder abuse and steps a board should take to deliver on community expectations for protecting older people.
First Among Equals — The role of the chair
This webinar will cover the chair’s responsibilities underlining the balancing act that is required between leadership and collegiality. It will also highlight the importance of this position in the organisation’s quest for good governance and sustainability.
Board Committees series
This three part series will explore board committees in detail. Starting from the foundations of when and why to set up, to focusing on a few common committees, and lastly evaluating ways to achieve a high performing committee. This is targeted at both new committee members and aspiring directors, to those who want a refresher.
Building the right foundations (Part 1)
This webinar will cover the basics of forming a board committee. A general overview of a committee plus when to, why, and what is required by law.
In-Depth Look at Different Types of Committees (Part 2)
An in-depth look at different types of committees including risk and audit, remuneration and nominations, governance and fundraising. It will also discuss new types of committees that add value to organisations. It will focus on their role and running them, including good practice guidelines unique to that type of committee.
Performance for Excellence (Part 3)
Performance for excellence will analyse board committees, discussing effective ways to deal with everyday logistics and challenges that can lead to an elevated committee performance. It will include evaluation, challenges and how to overcome them, as well as tools for effectively running meetings and minutes; and lastly when to disband.
The Role of the Not-for-profit Director
This introductory session outlines the duties and responsibilities of a director with specific focus on the not-for-profit sector.
Notifiable Data Breaches Act 2017 and its implication on Privacy Governance
Understand the connections between privacy and security. Know what the repercussions are personally and organisationally if you fail to plan for new requirements of the Privacy Amendment Act 2017 (NDB Act)
Why directors should be measuring and managing culture
Culture is the hidden force governing everything that happens in your organisation. You've either got it - or it's got you! Learn the importance of organisational culture, its role in delivering sustainable performance and the questions directors need to be asking to assess culture.
Developing Your Director Career Series
This series will help you 'get fit' for the task of finding board roles, through understanding the landscape, your boardroom value proposition and the questions to ask before joining a new board. Purchase the five part webinar series and receive a 20% discount.
Part 1 - The art and science of board recruitment
Demand for directors is growing. However tightening regulatory demands and community expectations mean it can take several years to snare the first board seat. This session will examine the drivers of board recruitment from the point of view of boards, and arm you with an practical action plan to champion the board recruitment process
Part 2 - Matching your value proposition to boards
An important mindset for approaching a boardroom career is understanding why a board might want you. Until you can articulate for yourself what you can add, no-one else will be able to understand it. This session will help give you the tools to translate your skills into a value proposition.
Part 3 - Crafting your board-ready brand
Developing a board-ready CV -like your 'elevator pitch' - is critical preparation for your director career. Your CV must answer the most crucial question that a board will ask, 'Why should we appoint you to our board?' This session will cover key elements of developing a good board-ready CV and getting noticed.
Part 4 - Boardroom opportunity quantitative due diligence
Should you undertake due diligence board enquiries before you are interviewed, or wait until you are offered a position? This session will discuss when to start your investigations, and what you should consider when doing so.
Part 5 - Boardroom opportunity and ongoing qualitative due diligence
Both before and after you join a board it is important to keep a close eye on your continuing 'fit' and appropriateness for the board. Understand what qualitative factors you should consider when assessing your decision to join a board and your ongoing fit in the business.
Getting the most out of your board evaluations
How and why should boards evaluate themselves? A step-by-step guide to board evaluation and the benefits that can be reaped through a well-focused performance review.
Hosted by James Beck, and Geoff Kiel who facilitate the course ‘the strategic board’. They have now co-authored the AICD book ‘reviewing your board’ Now available for purchase from the bookstore .
School Board Governance Series
Designed specifically for school board directors and those who report to school boards.
Part 1 - The role of the school board director
Designed specifically for school board directors, and those who report to school boards, this session explores the duties and responsibilities of the school board director and the characteristics of an effective school board.
Part 2 - Strategy for school boards
Designed specifically for school board directors and those who report to school boards, this session explores the board's role in setting and monitoring school strategy and strategic decision making.
Part 3 - Risk oversight for school boards
Designed specifically for school board directors and those who report to school boards, this session explores the board's role in setting risk appetite, addressing strategic risk and overseeing a school's risk structure and framework.
Effective media engagement for directors
Like it or not, reputations can be made or destroyed in an instant when dealing with the media. This session aims to demystify the media and provide insight into how to effectively engage with the 'fourth estate'.
Tone from the Top webinar series
Part 1 - The impact of positive conversation on director decision making
How do directors set the tone from the top? Every statement a director makes, both verbal and written, has an intent and an impact. Learn how to make that impact a positive one.
Part 2 - Using positive language to manage difficult conversations
Words have an impact on brain power and, in turn, on behaviour. This webinar will help you choose the right words and improve your ability to influence in difficult boardroom situations.
Turnaround Fundamentals: Preparing to be an effective director during the tough times
A board is only as effective as its ability to steer the ship through stormy conditions. Is your board equipped with the right knowledge and skills to keep the company afloat and allow it to prosper into the long term, in the event of financially challenging times?
Getting Started as a Director: Key considerations before accepting your first appointment
Demand for directors is growing. However tightening regulatory demands and community expectations mean it has never been more important to exercise caution when seeking and accepting a board position.This session will arm aspiring board members with the tools to build a practical action plan for building a board portfolio.
Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Control Framework for Directors
An overview of what directors need to be mindful of to mitigate fraud, bribery and corruption risks, and in turn avoid the sort of financial and/or reputation harm to your business which we see regularly in the media.
New Accounting Standards - Top questions directors need to ask now
Do you know what your director obligations are? Understand what impact the three significant upcoming changes to Australian financial reporting standards will have on your business and know what questions you should be asking now.
Staying Protected – Understanding your D&O insurance
The role of a director can be a rewarding one. What happens however when things go wrong? What do you need to know? Most importantly, will the D&O insurance be there for you when you need it most?
Financial Essentials for Not-for-Profit Directors Series
The ability to effectively analyse financial statements is an essential requirement of all not-for-profit directors. However, it is an area where many directors feel the least comfortable. This webinar will focus on director essential knowledge and incorporating an Accounting Standard update.
Part 1 - Overview of ACNC requirements, financial statements and managing debtors
Part 2 - Key ratios in financial statement analysis and common red flags
Informing the board - the power of effective board reports
What do board members look for in board papers? This webinar uncovers board and management reporting best practice such as a tips on effective board papers, and avoiding common mistakes.
Adding Value - The Role of the Audit Committee
The why, what and how of Audit Committees - a must for new or aspiring directors or a refresher for existing members.
Directors’ Duties: Annual Financial Reporting Considerations for Directors
The end of the financial year brings with it significant responsibilities for directors, these include understanding the areas of focus by regulators and what questions you might receive from auditors.
Evaluating Board Finances Series
It is essential every director has sufficient financial literacy to be able to understand and interpret the financial information presented to them. This series will use real company financials to analyse interpret and question information using easy tools and visual dashboards
Part 1 - Interpret, analyse and question financial statements
Part 2 - Financial Ratios and Dashboards – Key tools in assessing trends
Innovation and diversity - creating breakthrough ideas and smarter decisions
To coincide with the launch of her book 'Which two heads are better than one?' We invite you to join Juliet Bourke as she discusses her research findings.