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Effective Director Course — Barossa Valley


Governance Institute of Australia will host our first residential Effective Director Course in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.


Within this course you will be provided with the opportunity to explore the role of the Company Director and the requirements for exceptional board participation under the guidance of industry veterans and executive recruitment specialists.


This is the perfect opportunity for you, or you and your colleagues, to immerse yourselves in this rare and insightful educational experience.


Enhance your learning experience in the tranquil surroundings of Australia’s renowned wine country, with luxurious accommodation at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, all inclusive meals and additional wine-tour activities.


For further details on this unique opportunity, please email our friendly team at or register here.


Date: 11 September (Virtual) and 18-20 September 2024 (Barossa)

Why choose the Effective Director Course?

This course is designed exclusively for senior executives and newly appointed and emerging board directors.


You will explore the role of the Company Director and the requirements for exceptional board participation under the guidance of industry veterans and an executive recruitment specialist. Learn what it takes to be an effective contributor in the boardroom through a challenging simulation and practice your communication skills in a supportive environment.


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


Hear from the experts: Gain unparalleled insights from experienced executives, non-executive directors, and executive recruiters who bring their wealth of knowledge and real-life boardroom stories to the forefront of your learning experience.


Practical, hands-on learning: Our course is anchored in experiential learning, utilising a compelling case study to delve into the intricacies of boardroom dynamics. You’ll engage in a simulated board meeting, honing your directorial skills in real-time in a supportive environment.


Develop a comprehensive skill set: Explore the nuances of effective board practices, executive engagement, and strategic decision-making. Learn how to navigate and contribute to boardroom dynamics effectively, ensuring both personal and organisational success.


Unique networking opportunities: Extend your professional network, the course is designed to foster genuine connections and rapport among participants, setting a solid foundation for your learning journey.


Tailored options to suit your needs: Available in major cities across Australia for the face-to face experience, virtually for ultimate flexibility or a special inhouse delivery suitable for your organisation, the Effective Director Course is fit-for-purpose to meet your governance education needs.

Location — Novotel Barossa

The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is centrally located overlooking the vines of Jacob's Creek and the Barossa Valley Ranges. With 140 accommodations rooms all featuring balconies you will be immersed in our beautiful regional setting. Adjacent to the Tanunda Pines Golf Course and near the Barossa Cycling Trail, there is plenty of outdoor activity to enjoy while in the Barossa Valley.

Wine Tasting

Wind down with your peers with a wine tasting and dinner at the award winning Yulamba winery. This evening includes welcome drinks, a tour of the signature cellar with progressive tasting throughout the evening and finally share style mains paired with Yalumba Samuel’s Collection wines.

About this residential

  • Leave the noise of your work and home life and immerse yourself in a unique learning environment.
  • Complete the first part of the learning virtually via zoom so you can get to know the course participants and then meet them in the Barossa for the remainder of the course.
  • You will meet and hear from experiences directors and an executive recruiter
  • You will network with your peers and the directors over dinners and a wine tour
  • Bring your colleagues and peers for truly inspired learnings and networking
  • Group booking discounts are available

For more information about the course and the full 2024 Effective Director Course please click here