Foundations of Directorship

Set your director journey on the right path

This three-day program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the main components of directorship - governance, strategy, risk and finance. You will establish a new director-oriented outlook that will prepare you for a successful director career.

 DPD Units 24

or optional one day courses

Is this program right for you?

The program is designed for new directors, senior executives, and managers wanting to gain a foundational knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors.

What will you learn?

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
  • Identify the duties and responsibilities of a director
  • Understand governance and board meeting processes
  • Outline the director's role in evaluating financial statements
  • Recognise the link between corporate strategy and financial performance
  • Identify the director's role in formulating and monitoring strategy, and identifying and assessing risk

What can you expect?

Over the three days you will undertake interactive working sessions and use relevant case studies, facilitated by an experienced director. The program consists of three one-day courses, which can be undertaken individually or as a suite for a packaged rate:

Assessment and Certificate

You have the opportunity to achieve the Foundations Directorship Certificate. To do so, you will need to successfully complete and pass the assessment. Find out more about how you will be assessed.

Specialised programs

We offer sector-specific programs that have been developed to help contextualise your directorship responsibilities within your sector or industry:

For those working internationally, we offer the International Foundations of Directorship, which focuses on international governance. Enquire to find out more about our specialised In-House programs.

Unsure which course is right for you?

If you are unsure whether your experience level is suited to a particular program, view our Course Recommender, undertake the Self-assessment Tool or request to speak to a Consultant.

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Why learn with us?

When you're at the top of your game you need the best.

The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.