The Effective Director Series – 23 July, 6 August & 21 August

The Effective Director Course is a 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 but who cannot afford a full week out of the business.

The workshop is three days in duration, each day two weeks apart. You will be provided with a board pack and each session will include a mix of presentations, discussions, case studies and simulated board meetings.

On successful completion of the course 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
Governance Finance ConceptsRisk & Strategy
Boardroom DynamicsReading Beyond NumbersAsking the Right Questions
Simulated Board MeetingSimulated Board MeetingSimulated Board Meeting
Lead to Day TwoLead to Day ThreeCourse Wrap up


John Horsley FCIS

John Horsley teaches and researches in the areas of governance, ethics, corporate and commercial law. John is an academic at the MIT Manukau Faculty of Business and Information Technology and has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in law. View full bio

Lee Frew

Lee Frew is an independent business and finance consultant specialising in financial management training, financial management and compliance, accounting and audit preparation. View full bio

Dr Denis Mowbray FCIS

Dr Denis Mowbray is a specialist advisor and part-time academic working in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. His area of specialist expertise is in behavioural governance.View Full Bio


Members $1,250 incl GST
Non-members $1,450 incl GST
Not a member yet? Why not become a member and save $200 when booking this course.


Adina Apartments
2 Tapora Street


Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for 7.5 CPD structured credits per day based on 1 credit per hour of attendance

Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued in respect of cancellations received within 48 hours of the first day of the series occurring.

  • 09:00 am - 04:30 pm

  • 23 Jul 2019

  • Adina Apartments

  • 1,450.00