The Effective Director Course

Practical Skills. Better Boards. Stronger Governance.

Gain practical skills to support your director career — whether you’re looking to gain your first appointment or want to excel in your current director responsibilities.

You'll learn from expert directors on how to effectively lead an organisation, master the boardroom, perform your responsibilities and execute with best practice.

Participating in this course is your chance to:

  • network with other aspiring directors
  • equip yourself with the ability to plan your director career
  • be eligible to become a member of Governance Institute, joining our high calibre network of directors, company secretaries, governance advisers and risk managers
  • gain 21 CPD hours.

Learning objectives

Module 1

Gain the foundations. Understand the role and function of both the individual director and board.

Module 2

Identify behaviours, importance of soft skills and awareness of others. Learn how to apply your skills and experience to contribute to effective boards.

Module 3

Gain techniques and methods to increase the likelihood of acquiring a director position and understand the issues to consider before you accept a position.

Upcoming course in NSW

Wednesday 1 to Thursday 2 November — Module 1 and 2
Thursday 23 November — Module 3


• Members: $3,800 (includes GST)
• Subscriber: $3,995 (includes GST)
• Non-members: $4,200 (includes GST)


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Corporate governance practices are an important component of market integrity. Company secretaries are at the front line in maintaining Australia's outstanding reputation for capital markets' integrity. Belinda Gibson, former Deputy Chair, Australian Securities & Investments Commission