Build a board career: Legal Essentials for the Boardroom
Date Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Time 19 Jul 12:00 - 19 Jul 14:30 AEST
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Premium Member
$ 269 Premium Member
Full Member
$ 298 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 298 Corporate Member
$ 298 Champion
Basic Member
$ 405 Basic Member
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Register by Tuesday, 18 July 2023

Are you really aware of the standard of care required for company directors in Australia? Find out at this foundational workshop with legal academic Dr Kath Hall.

Legal Essentials

Run over two sessions:  Session One - 2.5 hours, Session Two - 90 minutes

This foundational workshop covers the legal liability of directors. Designed for emerging and new directors, and a great refresher for current directors, the workshop provides a case-based and highly informative introduction to the key obligations of directors and board members of commercial, NFP and incorporated organisations in Australia. 

Attendees will come away with:

  • up-to-date information on board roles and responsibilities,
  • practical information on directors' duties,
  • a check-list of possible "red flags" and risks, and
  • insights & knowledge from group discussions on a range of current case studies and scenarios.

Workshop inclusions:

  • Session 1: A 2.5 hour virtual webinar. Handout with a case study to review in your own time.
  • Session 2: A 90 minute follow up virtual webinar to work through the case study, raise additional questions and cement what you have learnt - (Wednesday 2 August 2023 from 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm AEST)

WOB Workshop Presenter: Dr Kath Hall

Non-Executive Director, Women's Justice Network

Dr Kath Hall is an internationally recognised legal academic and writer. She has worked with and advised a number of leading international organisations including the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee, Safra Centre for Ethics Harvard University, Anti-Corruption Academy Vienna, and the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Kath is also an award winning legal educator with significant experience teaching and mentoring law students. She was one of the first Australian academics to conduct empirical research on student wellbeing and was the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law's inaugural Director of Student Wellbeing. Kath is also the co-author of the Law Student Survival Guide (3rd ed) with Professor Claire Macken.

In 2020 Kath was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, and since that time she has continued to engage in academic research and writing. In 2021 Kath founded Law School Success to support law students around Australia in their studies and future careers.

Co-presenter: Claire Braund 

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed Feb 2018)
Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director & Governance Committee Chair, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd

As the co-founder of Women on Boards, both in Australia (2006) and the UK (2012) it goes without saying that Claire has a wealth of experience in working with women who are seeking board roles. She is an informed, entertaining and engaging presenter who brings the world of boards across a wide range of sectors alive to participants and is able to quickly connect the dots and match people to areas aligned to their skills and interests. Claire is an experienced Non-Executive Director on small businesses and large Not-For-Profit organisations and has a deep understanding of the board environment across a wide range of sectors.