This online program is delivered as a flexible 19-week program (including pre-reading time and optional assessment period). Comprised of five topics that are delivered over one day per week for five weeks. The course includes relevant case studies, comprehensive course materials, director tools, facilitated online learning sessions, and the assistance of a Learning Support Executive should you wish to sit the course assessment. Each day is led by expert facilitators who have real-world governance experience and a talent for creating an engaging learning environment online.
The Company Directors Course Online blends the best of online learning with interactive facilitation to take your knowledge of directorship to new heights . Upon completion of this course, participants are able to: Outline the duties and practices of directorship and the board’s functions and responsibilities. Analyse the responsibilities and functions of directors and officers considering the key questions
directors should ask about their legal environment and its impact on board decision-making. Examine the board’s roles in developing a culture that is appropriate for the risk appetite/ tolerance of the organisation and the board’s role in developing and executing strategy. Develop financial literacy and examine the board’s role in driving organisational performance. Examine effective decision making, board dynamics, the impact of individual and collective performance and how a constructive board culture can create value for an organisation. Apply the course learning through experiential learning activities.
Week 1 and 2 Course Commences, pre-reading period begins. Participants gain access to their materials in MyLearning, including additional complimentary access to the Interpreting Financial Statements and The Director Mindset elearning courses. Participants join their Course Introduction Session with their Lead Facilitator. This session introduces the course and materials, explains the teaching philosophy the faculty will use during their deliveries and introduces the Learning Support Executive who will support participants through the course.
Week 3 Virtual Classroom delivery- Governance and the Practice of Directorship
Week 4 Virtual Classroom delivery – The Legal Environment
Week 5 Virtual Classroom delivery – Risk and Strategy
Week 6 Virtual Classroom delivery – Financial Literacy and Performance
Week 7 Virtual Classroom delivery – Achieving Board Effectiveness
Week 8 Assessment opens and participants begin working on their assessment tasks with the support of the Learning Support Executive.
Week 19 Assessments are due.
The optional course assessment is comprised of three tasks: a quiz, an exam and an assignment. All three must be successfully completed to achieve the Company Directors Course award and meet one of the criteria for gaining GAICD postnomials. Participants are supported in their assessment by a dedicated Learning Support Executive, who provides guidance and personalised support throughout the process.
The workshop is designed to unpack relevant provisions and to explore issues and challenges that emerge between the application of secular governance principles and implementation of the provisions of the Code. There are special features different from Corporate Governance, whether corporate or not for profit. These relate to the legislation within the Code of Canon Law and governance by individuals rather than boards. Various corporate and organisational structures within the Catholic Church are governed by the Code of Canon Law.
AICD Company Directors CourseTM
Once a week for Five weeks (Wednesday) AICD intensive course addressing:
• The Practice of Directorship
• Decision Making
• Directors’ Duties
• Legal Environment
• Risk Issues
• Financial Literacy and Performance
• Board Effectiveness