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    Company Directors Course Specialisations

    Company Directors Course Specialisations provide a new and innovative way of continuing your professional development with AICD. Exclusive to Company Directors Course graduates, the courses are designed to expand on your learning in a number of areas requiring specialised knowledge.

    The course starts with a board dinner which sets the scene for the next day, when you will work with a group of peers as a board member of a fictional company. An expert director facilitates the day, which involves a guest director sharing their experiences.

    Up coming dates

    14 – 15 April – Mergers & Acquisitions, Sydney

    6 – 7 June 2016 – Mergers & Acquisitions, Melbourne

    17 – 18 October – Preparing for Sale, Sydney

    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 new opportunities 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 in a rapidly changing business environment. 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

    Dates and locations:

    Quarterly workshops in every capital city

    Governance is a team activity

    As a driver of organisational performance, good governance is critical in increasing the effectiveness of your organisation, as well as its economic and social sustainability.

    Boards and executive teams that practise good governance are keenly focused on the changing dynamics of their environment. These organisations effectively innovate, drive strategy and manage risk for optimum organisational performance.

    Many of Australia’s most successful and recognised organisations partner with us to take their performance to new heights. We provide practical governance education and assessment services to drive the performance of your executive team, your board and your organisation as a whole.

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