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.
Board Minutes - what to include, what to exclude?
The Royal Commission into Financial services has highlighted certain ambiguities when recording board minutes. Join us to understand the legal requirements of minutes and the level of detail that minutes should ideally contain.
Understanding Audit Committees in the Public Sector
Are you aware of the compliance requirements as well as additional legislative and government directed requirements for public sector audit committees? Do you understand its nuances and how they differ from the private sector? A must for new or aspiring directors, or as a refresher for existing members of this sector.
The Company Secretary — Helping directors deliver post-Royal Commission
The compliance aspect of the company secretary role is well understood, but the role can also play a huge part in influencing positive organisational change. Understand how directors can work better with the Company Secretary and view their organisation through a different lens.
What is good financial governance for SMEs?
This webinar will examine how good financial governance is derived from your knowledge of your SME business.
Areas of focus for super trustee governance
Are trustees on top of their governance requirements, frameworks and processes? Join this webinar to ensure you are abreast of the latest regulatory focus areas.
Effective Governance of a Co-operative or Mutual Enterprise (CME)
Whether you are considering becoming a nominee member director seeking election, or are an experienced member/ independent director joining a CME board with definitive expectations of your unique contribution, this webinar will provide valuable insights, resources and tools for your CME director career.
Subsidiary Boards: navigating the pitfalls and complexities
Do you fully understand the potential risks, challenges, cultural implications and complexities of effective governance when sitting on a subsidiary board that crosses multiple jurisdictions?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.