ABOUT THE COURSE
Become a world-class director, from day one.
Start from the ground up. Learn the fundamentals of the boardroom with the Foundations of Directorship™ program.
Designed for aspiring and new directors, the Foundations of Directorship™ program is comprised of three one-day courses, Governance for Directors, Risk and Strategy for Directors and Finance for Directors.
Once all three courses and their assessments have been successfully completed within a 12-month period, participants then receive the Foundations of Directorship certificate.
The program is designed for new and aspiring directors, senior executives, and managers wanting to gain a foundational knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors.
For directors newly appointed to boards, anyone who might be interested in pursuing a career as a director, or for executives and managers who would like a better understanding of board processes, the Foundations of Directorship program gives you the essential information you need to know. It offers the skills and knowledge that those new to directorships need to excel in their role from the outset.
The program covers all the key areas you will need to be across as a board director, including sessions on board duties, meeting processes, finance, risk and strategy.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
Identify the duties and responsibilities of a director
Outline governance and board meeting processes
Outline the director's role in evaluating financial statements
Identify the director's role in formulating and monitoring strategy, and identifying and assessing risk
Recognise the link between corporate strategy and financial performance
During each course you will undertake interactive working sessions facilitated by an experienced director, alongside a group of up-and-coming directors. The program uses relevant cases studies to help you understand the nuts and bolts of directorship.
The program consists of three one-day courses, which can be undertaken individually or as a suite for a packaged rate:
Day 1: Governance for Directors
The Role of the Director and the Board
Introduction to Board Meetings and Governance
Day 2: Risk and Strategy for Directors
Risk: Issues for Directors
Introduction to the Strategic Role of the Director
Day 3: Finance for Directors
Introduction to Financial Statements for Directors
Assessing Financial Performance for Directors
There is approximately 20-30 hours of pre-reading required (10 hours per course) before the program takes place.
Completion of each course will award attendees 10 DPD points per course with an additional 5 DPD points awarded for successful completion of the assessment.
Participants who successfully complete and pass all three Foundations of Directorship multiple choice quizzes will attain the Foundations of Directorship Certificate.
The assessment is an opportunity for participants to consolidate their learning and to benchmark their understanding against the standard set by the AICD.
For further details about the assessment, refer to the Participant Assessment Guide.
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Learn more about each of the face-to-face Foundations of Directorship™ courses below. Each course can be purchased individually.
I now feel I am on my personal journey of career development supported well and truly by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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