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


Mon, 25 March 2019, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Planning from the outside in - developing a successful strategy

The urgency of good planning and strategy is being accentuated by the 'Asian Century', where our greatest competition will be from our neighbours. We need to change our mindset from that of the Industrial Age when businesses planned from the inside out, to a more effective strategy from the outside in.
Thu, 21 March 2019, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Leveraging reputation beyond risk mitigation

What are the three fundamental components of overseeing corporate reputation? The Brand Institute's Karl Treacher and PwC's Russel Howcroft (Gruen) will provide critical insight into leveraging reputation beyond risk mitigation.
Tue, 12 March 2019, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AEDT)

The Company Secretary - Helping directors deliver post-Royal Commission

The compliance aspect of the company secretary role is well understood, but the role can also play a huge part in influencing positive organisational change. Understand how directors can work better with the Company Secretary and view their organisation through a different lens.
Thu, 28 February 2019, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

How start-ups can help your organisation embrace innovation

With over 700 fintech start-ups changing the landscape of corporate Australia, is your organisation ready to take on future challenges and industry disruption? Member complimentary
Wed, 20 February 2019, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

What is good financial governance for SMEs?

Your board meeting papers include several pages of financial information for review, but are you getting the information you need? This session will help you to make sense of the financials using your knowledge of your SME business.
Wed, 13 February 2019, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Areas of focus for super trustee governance

Are trustees on top of their governance requirements, frameworks and processes? Join this webinar to ensure you are abreast of the latest regulatory focus areas.
Thu, 7 February 2019, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEDT)

Getting your board Asia capable

This is the Asian Century - Asia now accounts for over 41 per cent of world GDP, bigger than the whole of the EU and North America. Australian directors are challenged by a rapidly urbanising, modernising, innovating and fast changing Asia right at our doorsteps. Is your Board Asia ready?
Wed, 6 February 2019, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEDT)

Financial Services Royal Commission final report - Governance insights**

The Royal Commission has put governance and accountability firmly in the public spotlight. In this session, we explore the key governance themes in Commissioner Hayne's final report, including any proposals for reform and implications for directors.
Tue, 5 February 2019, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Effective Governance of a Co-operative or Mutual Enterprise (CME)

Eight in ten Australians are member-owners of at least one co-operative or mutual enterprise (CME). This webinar considers the attributes and nuances of effective governance of these enduring, purpose driven organisations.
Wed, 30 January 2019, 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (AEDT)

A Macroeconomic Outlook for 2019

This webinar will cover global and domestic trends, outlooks and risks and the implications for the business sector.
Mon, 10 December 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Subsidiary Boards: navigating the pitfalls and complexities

Do you fully understand the potential risks, challenges, cultural implications and complexities of effective governance when sitting on a subsidiary board that crosses multiple jurisdictions?
Tue, 4 December 2018, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (AEDT)

Essential Director Update for Not-for-profits

The Essential Director Update is our largest annual complimentary event for members. This year we are providing a dedicated webinar focusing on the major changes for not-for-profit directors in 2018.
Thu, 22 November 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)

Using data for insights, innovation and business optimisation

Data is too important to be left to the data department. Data and AI are now the new driver of enterprise valuations, risk mitigation and innovation. Understand how you can optimise your organisation through data analytics.
Wed, 21 November 2018, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEDT)

Mergers for NFPs in the face of NDIS disruption

Almost two thirds of directors of disability organisations stated that they had discussed the possibility of a merger in the past 12 months. This webinar will take you through key factors boards are facing due to a fundamental change of their business models.
Tue, 13 November 2018, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AEDT)

Australian Women CEOs Speak - How organisations can ensure female leaders rise

The scarcity of women in executive roles - means the pipeline to CEO and director roles is too narrow. This webinar will shed light on the issue and explore pathways to combat the status quo.
Wed, 7 November 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (AEDT)

The Essential Director Update 2018

The Essential Director Update is our largest complimentary event for members. It is your annual update which informs you on the ever-changing governance, regulatory and legislative environments that affect your director duties and responsibilities.
Wed, 31 October 2018, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (AEDT)

School Board Update - Governing to protect children

Designed specifically for school board directors and those who report to school boards, this session explores good governance for protecting children. This session draws on the findings and recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as well as challenges such as social media and bullying
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.