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Effective Director Course – Module 1: High-performing boards


Tuesday, 20 August 2019 to Tuesday, 20 August 2019
9:00am to 5:00pm

Governance Institute of Australia
Level 10
5 Hunter Street

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$1,270.00 Member
$1,332.00 Subscriber
$1,400.00 Non-member

Using the Tricker Model as an integrating framework, this module defines corporate governance and outlines how it operates in practice. Explore the boundaries between board and the executive, the balance between conformance and performance, and ensuring the appropriate level of monitoring and supervising of management activity.


  •  Define corporate governance and outline how it operates in practice.
  •  Examine the role and core duties of directors and the board.
  •  Analyse the key attributes of a high-performing board.
  •  Discuss the link between the board and board performance.


  •  Board and governance foundations
  •  The practice of corporate governance
  •  The high-performing board
  •  Practical matters – board meetings and board structure

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Julie Garland McLellan

As an experienced board director with current directorships, an international expert on corporate governance, and a corporate governance advisor to mid and small-cap boards, Julie champions the cause of directors required to shoulder enormous responsibility with limited resources. 

Julie uses her real-life experience and deep knowledge of corporate governance to show boards with limited resources how to be more effective through practical governance innovation and know-how. She is the author of the Directors’ Dilemma Newsletter and five practical books that show how directors can respond to real-life situations with effective leadership.

Julie has over 20 years’ experience presenting director education and has worked with leading institutions such as The Governance Institute of Australia, The Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia, The College of Laws, The National Association of Corporate Directors (USA), etc.

She has studied directorship and governance gaining qualifications from The Australian Institute of Company Directors, FINSIA, Wharton School of Business, The University of California Irving, etc. She has an Executive MBA from I E Business School, Madrid and an honours degree in engineering from City University, London.