In the know

  • Date:01 Mar 2016
  • Type:Company Directors Magazine

Accelerate your development

The newly relaunched Director Self-assessment Tool (DSAT) will help you to identify where you should focus your efforts to further strengthen your directorship knowledge and practice. DSAT allows you to explore all aspects of your skill set, highlight your current capabilities and understand how you compare to other directors in your sector.

The customised report details areas of strength as well as development opportunities, and a learning pathway specific to your sector so you can better plan your professional development. You can compare your current report to previous reports or share your report with an AICD executive to engage in a personalised career conversation.

DSAT is complimentary and for AICD members only and can be found at companydirectors.com.au/dsat


All the hot topics at your fingertips

Access expert knowledge on specific topics with our one-hour live webinars. Our webinars are interactive and are facilitated by practising directors with strong expertise in the topic. Overcome knowledge gaps and challenges to undertake your role confidently and succeed in the ever-evolving governance environment.

Upcoming webinars include:

  • Building a Strong Board for a Family Owned Business
    3 March
  • Financial Essentials for Not-for-Profit Directors Series
    Part 1: 9 March
    Part 2: 13 April
  • Innovation and Diversity – Creating Breakthrough Ideas and Smarter Decisions
    18 March
  • Governing the Transition to a Low Carbon Future
    22 March
Register or view the complete list of webinars and recordings at companydirectors.com.au/webinars

Leaders’ Edge Lunch with Diane Smith-Gander

Diane Smith-Gander FAICD, chairman of Transfield Services and Broadspectrum, and director of Wesfarmers, will be speaker at the first Leaders’ Edge Lunch for Tasmania in 2016. Join Smith-Gander at this event as she discusses the challenges keeping directors up at night.

Register Now

8 April 2016, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart


Push the global boundaries

Our International Company Directors Course will equip you with the knowledge to address the unique challenges faced when operating across countries and regulatory frameworks. With a focus on board performance and decision making, this is a pragmatic professional development program that will have a long-lasting impact on your director career.

Next Program

6 – 10 June 2016, Sydney


Which two heads?

While most readily agree that two heads are better than one, little thought is given to the discipline and deliberate nature required to create genuinely diverse and successful groups. Written by Juliet Bourke, partner in human capital at Deloitte, Which Two Heads Are Better Than One? How diverse teams create breakthrough ideas and make smarter decisions paints a compelling picture of what could be – if boards were better able to harness the power of diversity.

Tagged as a book that 2016 Australian of the Year and former Chief of Army, Lt Gen David Morrison AO, said he “couldn’t put down” and that President Obama’s diversity adviser, Bruce Stewart said is the “best research-based book on understanding cognitive diversity that I have ever read” – Which Two Heads Are Better Than One? disrupts several mainstream assumptions about diversity and replaces them with a replicable framework to help teams engage in more productive conversations and make wiser judgements.