Succeed in the boardroom: Effective Director Course
Date Wednesday, 15 March 2023
Time 15 Mar 8:30 - 15 Mar 16:30 AEDT
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Full Member
$ 3935 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 3935 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 3935 Premium Member
$ 4265 Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Friday, 10 March 2023

WOB is offering the Effective Directorship Course, provided by the Governance Institute, at a discounted rate for its Full, Premium, and Corporate Members.

Take your career as a Director to the next level. Explore the dynamic role of the director and board in this popular three-day virtual course, held over three weeks. For more information click here.


Effective Director Course - Virtual (Part-time)

  • Via Zoom Meetings AEDT Australian Eastern Daylight Time
  • 30 CPD Hours 

Exploring the role of the company director and the board’s vital contribution towards organisational culture and sustainable governance, this course draws on theory, practice, and the collective knowledge of the participants to simulate the boardroom experience.

This course is designed to consolidate your understanding of the role of the director and the board. The course modules are delivered part time over 3 weeks and explore the duties of directors with a focus on the soft skills required to be an effective director in the boardroom environment. You will meet and network with peers across sectors and each module is facilitated by an experienced trainer with director experience.

The course is designed for:

  • Aspiring or newly appointed directors

  • Executives seeking director transition pathways

  • Directors wanting to refine their skills

  • Senior executives reporting into a board 

The course is uniquely based around one hypothetical case study to support your practical learning.

After attending the course, you will:

  • Walk away with practical tools and tips on how to be an effective director

  • Explore the frameworks and the theory behind best practice director communication

  • Learn about executive engagement and how a board operates and makes decisions

  • Be involved in a boardroom simulation and practice your director questioning skills

  • Understand how a director and board acquires information, including board packs, which provide the basis for sound decision-making

  • Learn how to use a board portal and take notes

Conclude the course by meeting an experienced non-executive director and a recruiter to hear about current trends in director recruitment and appointment and gain valuable personal insights on how to thrive as a director in the boardroom.

The course materials will be provided for pre-reading 2 weeks prior to the start of your course. Assessment consists of reflective written responses to each of modules 1 to 3.

Download the course brochure here

How the course will be delivered?

Virtual classroom sessions held over 3 weeks which includes 6 x 3.5 hour live virtual zoom classes to explore each module.

Course Modules

Module 1 - High Performing Directors and Boards: 15th March 8.30am-4.30pm

An introduction to the boardroom and role of the director, the case study will be used to draw out learnings.

Module 2 - Director dynamics: 22nd March 8.30am-4.30pm

Discuss board and director effectiveness and communication strategies. Talk through the informal boardroom settings and how you can influence outcomes prior to the boardroom meetings.

Module 3 - Practical skills – the boardroom experience: 29th March 8.30am-11.30am

A virtual boardroom simulation experience using a board portal to house the board pack. You will engage in a role play and learn the art of effective directorship.

Module 4 - Acquiring a non-executive director role: 29th March 12.15 pm-4.15pm

Module four includes a ‘meet a director’ session and tips from an executive recruitment specialist on interviews and the selection process — preparation strategies, success factors, current trends. The director will talk about their director journey and tips on thriving in the boardroom.

Graduation & Membership 

If you successfully complete the course and assessment tasks, you will graduate and become a part of the Effective Director Course Alumni and qualify for membership of Governance Institute of Australia and receive Cert (EDC) post-nominals.

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