The Directing Growth program serves the unique needs of Australia’s most innovative mid-sized businesses.

    Drive sustainable growth in your business

    The Directing Growth program serves the unique needs of Australia’s most innovative mid-sized businesses. It has been designed for owners and senior executives to explore how to achieve sustainable growth.

    Developed in conjunction with KPMG, Directing Growth provides practical tools and frameworks for building business capabilities that equip you to succeed through changing economic conditions and new sources of competition. The program includes extensive learning resources designed to help you build sustainable growth to ensure the long term viability of your business and its value on sale, exit or succession.

    This year’s program will focus on topics including strategic planning, the customer, people and culture, disruption and innovation.

    Program inclusions:

    • Four in-depth workshops
    • Eight webinars
    • Ten case studies providing practical, relevant examples
    • Access to the dedicated program resource centre
    • Guidance and support from peers with similar-sized businesses
    • Newly developed tools and Q&As

    Program length:

    12 months from your program join date

    Dates and locations:

    Quarterly in every capital city

    Accelerate your development

    The newly relaunched Director Self-assessment Tool will help you to identify where you should focus your efforts to further strengthen your directorship knowledge and practice. The tool allows you to explore all aspects of your director skill set, highlight your current director capabilities and understand how you compare to other directors in your sector.

    The customised report details areas of strength as well as development opportunities, and a learning pathway specific to your sector so you can better plan your director professional development. You can compare your current report to previous reports or share your report with an AICD executive to engage in a personalised career conversation.

    Australia’s boardroom bible

    Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Officers has long been considered a must-read for boards, directors and senior business leaders. For the past 33 years, it has evolved to become the ‘go-to’ source for a clear understanding of the fundamentals of corporate governance and Australia’s complex regulatory environment.

    Penned by Professor Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife, widely regarded as a leading authority on corporate governance and director duties in Australia, the 21st edition offers readers commentary on up-to-date cases and a new chapter on the role of corporate social responsibility in assessing duties and responsibilities of directors.

    Baxt’s work examines the burning questions: to whom are director duties owed and how do these duties impact entrepreneurship and forward-looking strategy?

    The 21st edition will be available from 26 February 2016.

    Keeping your DPD up to date

    Director Professional Development (DPD) aims to enhance the director and board practice and organisational performance of our members through professional development activities. From February 2016, a small number of members will be selected to determine whether, at the time of auditing, the selected member fulfilled their mandatory DPD requirement.

    To help you throughout this transition stage, AICD’s members and directors executive team will continue to be available and will provide extra support with your enquiries.

    Here is a three-step checklist to ensure you are on track for DPD:

    1. Keep a record of any relevant third-party professional development through your member login and/or personal record.
    2. Keep a record of any informal professional development activities, including professional reading, briefings or voluntary contribution.
    3. Check your DPD units by logging into your member login 

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