Tackling a Governance Institute certificate during lockdown: Former cricket captain Jodie Fields shares her story

Former captain of the Australian women’s cricket team Jodie Fields recently completed Governance Institute’s Certificate of Governance and Risk Management, setting up a desk at her kitchen table to study as the state went into lockdown.

Jodie was also one of the speakers at a recent Governance Institute webinar, examining how sporting organisations and clubs can minimise risks, improve their performance and be sustainable, issues that are outlined in the short course Governance in Sport

We asked Jodie to describe her experiences studying remotely during the lockdown period, and also about her strategy for tackling the course.

Here’s what Jodie had to say:

I think the governance and risk space is crucial to learn and be part of moving forward in order to succeed in business.

During the last couple of months of social isolation and working from home, I was fortunate to set up my home office from the kitchen table and work towards the Certificate of Governance and Risk Management.

Setting daily, weekly and monthly goals for myself, I approached each short course as a separate education goal to achieve. Each day I would work through the online content and videos, take my own notes and reflection pieces and then approach the course exam.

Having the Governance Institute of Australia customer service team on hand to help with any technical issues and supportive advice on how to approach the content kept me motivated and engaged.

I especially enjoyed the short courses on becoming an Accidental Company Secretary and Business Continuity Management. The Certificate assisted me to broaden my knowledge in the governance and risk management space.

I am eager to now utilise the learnings from this course in my career going forward.

Certificate of Governance and Risk Management: Further information

The Certificate in Governance and Risk Management is designed for anyone with governance and risk management responsibilities.
Compulsory courses include:

Plus two electives must be completed with topics including:

Find out more about our short courses

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