Resources for directors

The board has a crucial role to play guiding an organisation and setting the tone from the top – and Governance Institute of Australia is here to help guide you throughout your board career. 

We offer a range of resources, events, courses and certificates designed specifically for board directors – both aspiring and established. 

These include Governance Institute’s flagship course, the Effective Director Course. 

Thank you to our director program partner, Diligent – modern governance solutions provider

Training and development: 

Effective Director Course 

Designed for aspiring and newly appointed directors, executives reporting into boards, and directors wanting to refine their skills, our flagship course examines effective board practises and executive engagement, acquiring information and decision making, boardroom dynamics, and the key elements of high performing directors and boards. 

The course is delivered virtually through zoom or face-to-face across the country, you can complete over 3-days or over 6 weeks. Choose the course delivery which suits your requirements. 

Keep an eye out for our women’s exclusive offering of the Effective Director Course, designed to amplify senior leadership roles for women and encourage a new generation of female directors. 

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In-house training

We tailor our governance and risk management training in order to meet the professional development needs of your board members and an experienced practitioner will facilitate the course.

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Future of the Board: Governance Institute’s 2021 thought leadership 

A roadmap for leaders and directors – current and aspiring - eager to be well-positioned for the future. 

Read the report

Board papers guidance 

Good board papers ensure your key decision-makers have well-written, relevant, and accurate information to support their decision-making. 

Download our guide

Good Governance Guides

  • Board minutes: what to record, the business judgment rule 
  • Board structure 

Resource Centre  

From our journal, Governance Directions

Director Program Partner:  

Diligent – modern governance solutions provider

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