Directorship Courses

Effective Director Course  |  Short Courses  |  Certificates  |  In House Training  |  How To Book  |  Podcast


Women on Boards offers affordable directorship, governance and risk management courses in partnership with the Governance Institute.

Governance Institute courses are offered to WOB Full, Premium and Corporate Members* at the Governance Institute Subscriber Rate.

Visit the Governance Institute website for all course dates.

Call 1800 251 849 to discuss your training needs with the Governance Institute team or email
Simply provide your WOB member number and you will receive the Governance Institute subscriber rate. 

* WOB Member Rate only available to Full, Premium and Corporate members of WOB.  For more information click here.

Effective Director Course - Take your seat with assurance

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

Delivery WOB Member Rate * Non-Member Rate
Face-to-face $4,400 * $4,760
Virtual $4,130 * $4,480

* WOB Member rate only available to Full, Premium and Corporate members of WOB.

Module 1: High Performing Directors & Boards
Module 2: Director dynamics and boardroom dinner
Module 3: Practical skills: Board meeting simulation
​Module 4: Acquiring a non-executive director role with an executive recruiter and a practising director

2024 Course Dates

  • NSW: 27 - 29 February
  • Virtual: 13-17 March
  • QLD: 18-20 June
  • VIC: 16-18 July
  • Virtual: 13-18 Augusrt (Women's exclusive course)
  • SA: 11-19 September
  • WA: 15-17 October
  • NSW: 5-7 November
  • VIC: 19-21 November
  • Virtual: 4-12 December

Visit the Governance Institute website for more information or download the brochure. Please call 1800 251 849 to discuss the course and give the Governance Institute team your WOB member number to unlock the discount.

Short Courses (half-day duration)

Delivery WOB Member Rate * Non-Member Rate

Face-to-face & Virtual-Live Zoom
(with facilitator)

$615 $655

Online eLearning
(no facilitator)

$605 $615

* WOB Member Rate only available to Full, Premium and Corporate members of WOB.

There are a range of governance and risk management courses available including specific courses for the NFP sector.

Choose the short course that is right for you.


Delivery  WOB Member Rate*  Non-Member Rate

Face-to-face & Virtual-Live Zoom
(with facilitator)

$3,500 $3,735

Online eLearning
(no facilitator)

$3,450 $3,500

* WOB Member Rate only available to Full, Premium and Corporate members of WOB.

Combine six short courses to complete a Certificate. We have four Certificates to choose from, each have four core subjects and you choose your own two electives.

  • Certificate in Governance & Risk Managment (most popular)
  • Certificate in Governance Practice
  • Certificate in Not-for-Profits
  • Certificate in Company Secretary Essentials (new in 2023)
Choose the Certificate that is right for you.

Governance Institute In House Training

Receive tailored training online or onsite at your offices to meet the professional development needs of your team, executives and/or board members. Select one of our Certificates, short courses or our Effective Director Course and we select a presenter which matches your requirements.

For more information or to download a brochure click here.

How to Book

WOB members should call 1800 251 849 or email Simply provide your WOB member number and you will receive the Governance Institute subscriber rate.

Podcast with Claire Braund and Governance Institute CEO, Megan Motto

Click here to listen to Claire Braund in conversation with Megan Motto, CEO of The Governance Institute, where they discuss the courses available plus Megan's journey, diversity and lots more (18 minute listen).


 International Directors Program

INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools with campuses in France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and San Francisco. With 165 renowned faculty members from 42 countries, INSEAD brings a global perspective and cultural diversity in all aspects of its research and teaching and to become “The Business School for the World.” 

Every year, more than 11,000 corporate leaders and executives participate in INSEAD’s various educational offerings. The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre harnesses INSEAD’s expertise in multiple disciplines for a comprehensive and sustainable response to the challenges facing directors today.

Women on Boards has partnered with leading business school INSEAD and the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) to support women as they translate their professional skills and experience into non-executive director and other board level roles. 

The International Directors Programme seeks to develop more effective directors for the increasingly-complex governance challenges presented by dynamic global markets. The programme consists of three modules of three days each. It is designed to take directors to the next level by going beyond compliance and focusing on excellence in board practice. Upon completion, participants may apply for the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance, the first truly international qualification for board members from an academic institution.

This programme is designed for participants who are:

  • Chairs and directors (executive and non-executive) of listed and private corporations
  • Family members and controlling shareholders of large family companies
  • Directors of government and non-profit organisations
  • Senior professionals from institutional investors
  • Senior partners of professional firms who serve boards

More details or click HERE for the flyer