Webinars

Recordings

Webinar recordings are a great alternative for busy directors who cannot attend the live webinar at the scheduled time. Those who register for the recording will receive a link, via an email, to stream the recording approximately 48 hours after the live session. The recording option is available on upcoming and past webinars and can attract a discount for multiple purchases in one transaction (*see FAQs).

This recording option is available on most upcoming webinars (note there are some exceptions) and is priced at the same rate as a live registration.


Available Webinar Recordings


Thu, 18 October 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Raising standards, not eyebrows: Why ethics in governance is more important than ever

Boards need to be able to 'sniff the smoke' before they see the fire. Using an ethics lens, this session will draw on lessons learnt from a range of public sector inquiries to understand how bringing ethics into the centre of governance decision-making strengthens and protects business.
Thu, 11 October 2018, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (AEDT)

Changes to NFP Accounting Standards - What directors need to know

Are you aware of your director obligations? Understand the impact of the three (revenue, leases and contributions) significant, upcoming changes to Australian financial reporting standards on the NFP sector and know what questions you should be asking now.
Wed, 10 October 2018, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (AEDT)

Financial Services Royal Commission Update - Governance insights**

The Royal Commission has put governance and accountability firmly in the public spotlight. In this session, we explore the key governance themes emerging from the interim report including Commissioner Hayne's proposals for reform.
Tue, 9 October 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Governance for boards in the aged care sector

This session explores good governance for protecting vulnerable people in the aged care sector. This webinar considers duty of care as well as the different forms of elder abuse and steps a board should take to deliver on community expectations for protecting older people.
Tue, 2 October 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Board Committees: Part 3
Performance for excellence

This webinar series will explore board committees in detail. Starting from the foundations of when and why to set up, to focusing on a few common committees, and lastly evaluating ways to achieve a high performing committee.
Tue, 25 September 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

First among equals - The role of the chair

This webinar will cover the chair's responsibilities underlining the balancing act that is required between leadership and collegiality. It will also highlight the importance of this position in the organisation's quest for good governance and sustainability.
Tue, 18 September 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

The Board's Role in Cyber Risk Oversight

Cyber security is a whole of organisation risk issue. Do you know the right questions to ask to be sure you are mitigating all exposures? Join this webinar to understand your duties and ensure you are fostering a cyber culture from within and outside of your organisation.
Wed, 5 September 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Not-for-profit 2018 Governance Study Results Update

Save the date - This webinar will examine critical issues facing Australia's not-for-profit (NFP) sector uncovered by this year's NFP survey. Complimentary webinar for members.
Tue, 21 August 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (AEST)

Board Committees: Part 2
In-depth look at different types of committees

This webinar will explore board committees in detail. Focusing on new committees to meet a business's future needs as well as a few common committees. Looking at their role, regulations and purpose, objectives and charter
Tue, 14 August 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

IP Asset Governance: Assessing and protecting your data, technology and brand

In today's digital 'intangible' era, intellectual property assets such as technology, data and brands are king. Yet most boards receive little meaningful IP reporting. This session illustrates risks resulting from poor governance of IP assets, and outlines effective remedies.
Tue, 7 August 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

The Role of the Not-for-profit Director

This introductory session outlines the duties and responsibilities of directors with specific focus on the not-for-profit sector.
Tue, 31 July 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Reputation - the greatest asset and the greatest risk of all

Reputational risk is currently front and centre in the media. There is a tectonic shift in director expectations in the areas of brand integrity, community expectation and social license that need to be at the forefront for any professional non-executive director.
Board Committees Series (15% series discount applied)

Board Committees Series (15% series discount applied)

This webinar series will explore board committees in detail. Starting from the foundations of when and why to set up, to focusing on a few common committees, and lastly evaluating ways to achieve a high performing committee.
Tue, 24 July 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Board Committees: Part 1
Building the right foundations

This webinar is an introduction to board committees and covers the basics of forming a board committee. The why's and when and what is required that by law.
Wed, 18 July 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Notifiable Data Breaches Act 2017 and its implication on Privacy Governance

Understand the connections between privacy and security. Know what the repercussions are personally and organisationally if you fail to plan for new requirements of the Privacy Amendment Act 2017 (NDB Act)
Wed, 27 June 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Directors' Regulatory Update

Recent and upcoming changes including learnings from the APRA CBA report, whistleblowing procedures, modern slavery reforms, Hayne Royal Commission, deferred prosecution agreement and new foreign bribery laws will all have a material impact for Australian boards. Amidst this changing regulatory landscape, it is critical that directors understand their evolving responsibilities under the law.
Tue, 26 June 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Why directors should be measuring and managing culture

Culture is the hidden force governing everything that happens in your organisation. You've either got it - or it's got you! Learn the importance of organisational culture, its role in delivering sustainable performance and the questions directors need to be asking to assess culture.
Wed, 20 June 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEST)

Developing Your Director Career Series Part 5 - Boardroom opportunity and ongoing qualitative due diligence

Both before and after you join a board it is important to keep a close eye on your continuing 'fit' and appropriateness for the board. Understand what qualitative factors you should consider when assessing your decision to join a board and your ongoing fit in the business.
Tue, 19 June 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00PM (AEST)

Crisis Management Series: Part 2 - Dealing with a crisis situation

Any sudden event that threatens a company's financial performance, reputation or stakeholder relations has the potential to morph into a crisis. This session will impart the tools, processes and capabilities to deal with a crisis.
Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Climate Change and your Board's Risk Strategy

Are you aware of your liability as a director in not addressing the foreseeable risks of climate change? Are your companies and organisations ahead of the game or lagging behind? This webinar will help you understand your liability and the board role in communicating to stakeholders.
Wed, 23 May 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEST)

Developing Your Director Career Series Part 4 - Boardroom opportunity quantitative due diligence

Should you undertake due diligence board enquiries before you are interviewed, or wait until you are offered a position? This session will discuss when to start your investigations, and what you should consider when doing so.
Thu, 17 May 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Getting the most out of your board evaluations

How and why should boards evaluate themselves? A step-by-step guide to board evaluation and the benefits that can be reaped through a well-focused performance review.
Thu, 10 May 2018, 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (AEST)

Budget update 2018

What will the budget include this year and how will it impact the economy, different socio-economic groups, and different business sector risks?
Wed, 9 May 2018, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (AEST)

Risk oversight for school boards - Part 3

Designed specifically for school board directors and those who report to school boards, this session explores the board's role in setting risk appetite, addressing strategic risk and overseeing a school's risk structure and framework.
Mon, 7 May 2018, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEDT)

Effective media engagement for directors

Like it or not, reputations can be made or destroyed in an instant when dealing with the media. This session aims to demystify the media and provide insight into how to effectively engage with the 'fourth estate'.
Crisis Management Series (10% series discount applied)

Crisis Management Series (10% series discount applied)

Register here for the discounted series! This series examines the PPRR - Prevention, Planning, Response and Recovery Framework activities boards need to have sight over.
Tue, 1 May 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Crisis Management Series: Part 1 - Preparing for a crisis

Any sudden event that threatens a company's financial performance, reputation or stakeholder relations has the potential to morph into a crisis. The difference between companies that recover from a crisis and those that don't is their readiness. This session will help you prevent and prepare for a crisis in your organisation.
Wed, 18 April 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEST)

Developing Your Director Career Series Part 3 - Crafting your board-ready brand

Developing a board-ready CV -like your 'elevator pitch' - is critical preparation for your director career. Your CV must answer the most crucial question that a board will ask, 'Why should we appoint you to our board?' This session will cover key elements of developing a good board-ready CV and getting noticed.
Tue, 10 April 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Tone from the Top - Using positive language to manage difficult conversations

Words have an impact on brain power and, in turn, on behaviour. This webinar will help you choose the right words and improve your ability to influence in difficult boardroom situations.
Wed, 4 April 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

The Innovation Gap - What is stopping innovation from working in established organisations?

Innovation expert, Peter Bradd, will outline the most common reasons innovation stumbles inside established organisations and proven solutions recognised innovators have put into place to close the gap.
Wed, 28 March 2018, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (AEDT)

Strategy for school boards - Part 2

Designed specifically for school board directors and those who report to school boards, this session explores the board's role in setting and monitoring school strategy and strategic decision making.
Thu, 22 March 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Tone from the Top - The impact of positive conversation on director decision making

How do directors set the tone from the top? Every statement a director makes, both verbal and written, has an intent and an impact. Learn how to make that impact a positive one.
Tone from the Top Series (10% series discount applied)

Tone from the Top Series (10% series discount applied)

How can directors set the tone for their organisation using words? This series will help you to understand how words impact your behaviour and those around you. Choosing the right words will improve your ability to influence difficult boardroom situations and other relationships. Learn how to make that impact a positive one using practical examples to step you through ways to change the impact you make.
Wed, 14 March 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEDT)

Developing Your Director Career Series Part 2 - Matching your value proposition to boards

An important mindset for approaching a boardroom career is understanding why a board might want you. Until you can articulate for yourself what you can add, no-one else will be able to understand it. This session will help give you the tools to translate your skills into a value proposition.
Wed, 21 February 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEDT)

Developing Your Director Career Series Part 1 - The art and science of board recruitment

Demand for directors is growing. However tightening regulatory demands and community expectations mean it can take several years to snare the first board seat. This session will examine the drivers of board recruitment from the point of view of boards, and arm you with an practical action plan to champion the board recruitment process.
Developing Your Director Career Series (20% series discount applied)

Developing Your Director Career Series (20% series discount applied)

This series will help you 'get fit' for the task of finding board roles, through understanding the landscape, your boardroom value proposition and the questions to ask before joining a new board.
Thu, 15 February 2018, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (AEDT)

The role of the school board director - Part 1

Designed specifically for school board directors, and those who report to school boards, this session explores the duties and responsibilities of the school board director and the characteristics of an effective school board.
Tue, 6 February 2018, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEDT)

Turnaround Fundamentals: Preparing to be an effective director during the tough times

A board is only as effective as its ability to steer the ship through stormy conditions. Is your board equipped with the right knowledge and skills to keep the company afloat and allow it to prosper into the long term, in the event of financially challenging times?
Wed, 6 December 2017, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEDT)

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

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 arm aspiring board members with the tools to build a practical action plan for building a board portfolio.
Thu, 9 November 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

New Accounting Standards - Top questions directors need to ask now

Do you know what your director obligations are? Understand what impact the three significant upcoming changes to Australian financial reporting standards will have on your business and know what questions you should be asking now.
Tue, 31 October 2017, 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (AEDT)

The changing role of audit committees

Audit committees are expected to know all the most up to date information on regulations, risk, corporate governance, auditing practices and accounting standards. This session will bring you up-to-date with all the latest developments. Member Complimentary.
Tue, 24 October 2017, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEDT)

Staying Protected - Understanding your D and O insurance

The role of a director can be a rewarding one. What happens however when things go wrong? What do you need to know? Most importantly, will the D and O insurance be there for you when you need it most?
Wed, 4 October 2017, 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (AEDT)

Parliament Passes Insolvency 'Safe Harbour' Reform

This webinar will provide an essential update on the government's insolvency safe harbour reforms, and explain how these important changes will work in practice.
Wed, 27 September 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Financial Essentials for Not-for-Profit Directors Series - Part 2

The ability to effectively analyse financial statements is an essential requirement of all not-for-profit directors. However, it is an area where many directors feel the least comfortable.
Tue, 19 September 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Financial Essentials for Not-for-Profit Directors Series - Part 1

The ability to effectively analyse financial statements is an essential requirement of all not-for-profit directors. However, it is an area where many directors feel the least comfortable.
Tue, 22 August 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Cybersecurity and Directors' Duties

The changing face of cybersecurity and its growing relationship to directors' regulatory and fiduciary duties.
Thu, 3 August 2017, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEST)

Adding Value - The Role of the Audit Committee

The why, what and how of Audit Committees - a must for new or aspiring directors or a refresher for existing members.
Tue, 25 July 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (AEST)

Directing strategy to achieve organisational purpose

All companies exist to achieve a purpose (sometimes called their mission) so directors must know how to set, monitor and change strategies to achieve their company's specific purpose, especially in times of unpredictable volatility.
Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Informing the Board - The Power of Effective Board Reports

What do board members look for in board papers? This webinar uncovers board and management reporting best practice such as a tips on effective board papers, and avoiding common mistakes.
Tue, 2 May 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)

Directors' Duties: Annual Financial Reporting Considerations for Directors

The end of the financial year brings with it significant responsibilities for directors, these include understanding the areas of focus by regulators and what questions you might receive from auditors.
Tue, 7 February 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Evaluating Board Finances Part 2: Financial Ratios and Dashboards - Key tools in assessing trends and spotting warning signs

This webinar will illustrate how a financial dashboard can be developed to assist directors in being able to 'visually interpret' financial ratios and using financial statement analysis tools (including financial ratios) to analyse and determine trends for decision making.
Wed, 11 January 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Evaluating Board Finances Part 1: Interpret, analyse and question financial statements

Using a real listed company this webinar will bring to life a company's financial situation through interpreting and analysing the 3 financial statements. We will use a unique methodology which will assist directors with no financial background to easily apply it to their own situation.
Evaluating Board Finances Series (10% series discount applied)

Evaluating Board Finances Series (10% series discount applied)

Register here for the discounted series! It is essential every director has sufficient financial literacy to be able to understand and interpret the financial information presented to them. This series will use real company financials to analyse interpret and question information using easy tools and visual dashboards.
Fri, 18 March 2016, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Innovation and diversity - creating breakthrough ideas and smarter decisions

To coincide with the launch of her book 'Which two heads are better than one?' We invite you to join Juliet Bourke as she discusses her research findings.