Webinars

Our webinars (also known as live online sessions) provide directors located anywhere in Australia and the world with the opportunity to access expert knowledge on specific topics. These live web presentations happen in real time and are facilitated by practicing directors with specific expertise in the topic.

Participants can access the webinar from any location with a computer that has Internet access and headphones or speakers. Their questions and comments are addressed live through an interactive 'chat' function. These webinars are short (1–2 hours), sharp and straight to the point. Each webinar is 5 DPD units. A number of topics will be featured, including:

  • Strategy and Risk for SMEs
  • Key Issues to Address for a Successful AGM
  • The Role of the NFP Director
  • Directors' Duties – End of Year Financial Reporting

Company Directors is partnered with CPDlive to deliver our webinars. Please note that the below links will take you to an external site.

2014 webinars


Topic

Getting Started as a Director: Key considerations before accepting your first appointment

When

Wednesday 7 May 2014, 12.00pm AEST (60 minutes)

Description

Demand for directors is growing. However tightening regulatory demands and community expectations mean it has never been more important to exercise caution when seeking and accepting a board position. This session will give would be board members a checklist of what to have in place before considering a board position.

Presenter

Elizabeth Jameson FAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Topic

Key Issues to Address for a Successful AGM

When

Wednesday 21 May 2014, 12.00pm AEST (60 minutes)

Description

In this webinar, experienced chairman Ken Baxter FAICD will cover the essential elements for preparing for and conducting a successful AGM.

Presenter

Ken Baxter FAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Topic

Directors' Duties – End of Year Financial Reporting

When

Thursday 5 June 2014, 12.00pm AEST (60 minutes)

Description

This guided session considers what you need to be aware of as a director in carrying out your responsibilities in relation to end of year financial reporting.

Presenter

Richard Rassi GAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Topic

Cyber Security Governance – Strategies to Mitigate Risk

When

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 12.00pm AEST (60 minutes)

Description

This webinar will assist directors to identify the vulnerabilities in their organisations and will detail strategies to assess and mitigate cyber security risks.

Presenter

Lani Refiti

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Topic

Preventing business failure - Part 1: Early distress indicators for boards

When

Wednesday 6 August 2014, 12.00pm AEST (60 minutes)

Description

This webinar is the first of a two part series where we will look at the key financial and non-financial factors that can be lead indicators for identifying organisational distress.

Presenter

Paul Vorbach FAICD and Stuart Patch

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Topic

Preventing business failure - Part 2: Strategic options for recovery

When

Friday 12 September 2014, 12.00pm AEST (60 minutes)

Description

This final webinar in the two part series will help you identify the critical stages for successful recovery. We will discuss key insights into predicting if organisational recovery and restructuring initiatives will be successful.

Presenter

Paul Vorbach FAICD and Stuart Patch

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Topic

Preparing Effective Board Reports

When

Wednesday 3 December 2013, 12.00pm AEST (60 minutes)

Description

This webinar will help you discover what board members look for in board papers; common mistakes in board paper construction and how to avoid them; the characteristics of a good board paper; and the top ten tips for preparing informative, succinct papers.

Presenter

Peter Abery FAICD 

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Recordings of our webinars

Topic

Building your Social Media Expertise

When

The recording is now available (expires 30 April 2014)

Description

This webinar will examine how directors can stay informed, make connections and raise their profile using social media.

Presenter

Kirstin Ferguson GAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

Register now for the recording

Topic

IT Governance: Risk

When

The recording is now available (expires 31 May 2014)

Description

The second in a 3 part series, this webinar will outline the types of risk a board will encounter in its introduction and use of IT.

Presenter

Phil Ingerson GAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

Register now for the recording 

Topic

Managing Corruption and Risks in the Asia Pacific Region

When

The recording is now available (expires 30 June 2014)

Description

Specifically for directors of companies operating internationally, this webinar will provide an overview of anti-corruption law enforcement in the Asia Pacific and how to identify and assess the diplomatic, cultural, political, security and commercial risks associated with doing business across borders.

Presenter

The Hon Judge David Ashton-Lewis

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

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Topic

IT Governance: Investment

When

The recording is now available (expires 31 August 2014)

Description

The third in a 3 part series. A common issue facing many boards today is how to appraise appropriately investments involving IT and how to ensure the expected business value is realised from any approved investment.

Presenter

Jason Masters FAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

Register now for the recording

Topic

Strategy and Risk for SMEs webinar series
Part 1: Strategy Development and Implementation

When

The recording is now available (expires 31 August 2014)

Description

This is the first of a two part webinar series which will look at strategy and risk through the eyes of a small to medium business director. We will examine the key challenges in developing and monitoring the implementation of strategy and risk management systems with constrained resources, as well as the common risks encountered in this sector and how to measure and monitor them.

Presenter

Sarah Cobb GAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

Register now for the recording

Topic

Improving Investor Relations

When

The recording is now available (expires 30 September 2014)

Description

In this webinar, experienced chairman Ken Baxter FAICD will examine the relationship between the board and investors, the obligations of a board and emerging practices in investor engagement.

Presenter

Ken Baxter FAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

Register now for the recording

Topic

Strategy and Risk for SMEs webinar series
Part 2: Risk Oversight for Directors of Small to Medium Enterprises

When

The recording is now available (expires 30 September 2014)

Description

This is the second of a two part webinar series which will look at strategy and risk through the eyes of a small to medium business director. We will examine the key challenges in developing and monitoring the implementation of strategy and risk management systems with constrained resources, as well as the common risks encountered in this sector and how to measure and monitor them.

Presenter

Sarah Cobb GAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Members: $89

Non members: $108

Register now for the recording


 Member-only webinars

Topic

The Essential Director Update

When

The recording is now available (expires 30 April 2014)

Description

The webinar provides an update on today's ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, including legislative and regulatory changes that affect directors' responsibilities and liabilities. The webinar also includes a brief membership update on the most important issues that Company Directors are addressing on the behalf of members.

Presenter

Alan Cameron AO FAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Complimentary member-only webinar

Register now for the recording

Topic

The International Essential Director Update

When

The recording is now available (expires 31 May 2014)

Description

Specifically for directors working across international borders, This webinar provides an update on today's ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, including legislative and regulatory changes that affect the international director.

Presenter

Professor David Beatty OBE

Cost (inc. GST)

Complimentary member-only webinar

Register now for the recording

Topic

The Role of the Not-for-Profit Director

When

The recording is now available (expires 31 October 2014)

Description

This introductory session outlines the duties and responsibilities of directors with specific focus on the not-for-profit sector.

Presenter

Andrew Donovan FAICD

Cost (inc. GST)

Complimentary member-only webinar

Register now for the recording