Governance NZ

The Effective Director Series

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The Effective Director Series is a three-day sharply focused programme that delivers critical content in a condensed period of time. It is designed for busy directors who want to gain skills and knowledge that can be put into immediate practice.

Each session will include a mix of presentations, discussions, case studies and simulated situations. On successful completion you will receive the Governance New Zealand Effective Director Certificate.

Armed with this, you will be well placed to address any challenges and opportunities arising from your directorships with new-found confidence and skill.

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • newly appointed directors in public, private, not-for-profit or charity sectors
  • executives seeking director transition pathways
  • directors wanting to refine their skills and knowledge
  • those needing to better understand the role and responsibilities of a director

Course structure

You will be provided with a board pack for a real-life company and its subsidiaries. Using this pack, you will review the governance and associated risks of the organisations, look beyond the financials, and learn how to recognise the right questions to ask.

Day OneDay TwoDay Three
Board Pack ReviewFollow on from Day OneFollow on from Day Two
GovernanceFinance ConceptsRisk & Strategy
Board DynamicsReading Beyond NumbersAsking the right questions
Board SimulationBoard SimulationBoard Simulation
Lead to Day TwoLead to Day ThreeSeries Wrap up


Members $3,500 incl GST
Non-members $3,900 incl GST
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