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Step up to best practice governance and be part of the network of directors committed to excellence in governance.
Lorraine Witten, Chartered Fellow
No matter what career stage, astute directors take every opportunity to enhance their skills and board competencies.
Learn how a board or advisory board might help you grow your business.
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Our range of services are aimed at ensuring your board is the best it can be.
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Step up to best practice governance
Develop your director skills
Governance and your business
Services to support your board
The Institute of Directors offers a suite of governance training to equip you with the tools to perform in your role at each stage of your development as a director.
Hear thought leaders, strategists and business leaders from New Zealand and internationally. Speakers will provoke thought, discuss and debate issues critical to today’s changing environment.
Future Directors aims to give young talented people the opportunity to observe and participate on a company board for a year. Become a host board, or apply to be a future director.
Best practice boards commit to evaluation for continuous improvement.
BetterBoards is an online evaluation and appraisal tool that helps boards identify their strengths and weaknesses, assess their performance, as individuals and as a whole, and determine opportunities to become better at what they do.
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Searching for a new director for your board?
When looking for a new director, you should cast the net wide enough to ensure you find the best person for the job while achieving the optimal skills balance for the board as a whole.
Finding directors to suit all sizes of organisation.
Advertise your governance role to IoD members on the Director Vacancy Noticeboard. It's a cost effective way to reach New Zealand’s largest pool of director talent.
Are you paying enough to attract and retain your board members?
Increasing demands are being placed on directors to perform. Remuneration needs to be set at the right level to attract, motivate and retain the best people who can drive growth and performance for your organisation.
Tailored advice based on best practice
Recognising that every board is different and face a range of issues unique to their operating environment, the IoD provides tailored advice on all aspects of governance.
A fundamental five day course for directors and senior executives working with boards.
If you’re serious about developing your director skills, seeing a step change in your performance at the board table or becoming a Chartered Member, the five day Company Directors’ Course is essential.
For aspiring and new directors, and senior executives who interact with a board.
This comprehensive series of one day courses delivers a rewarding introduction and insight into the roles and responsibilities of the board and individual directors.
Take a step up from a director role and learn about the chair’s role.
Become a chair who excels in influencing board performance, composition, balance, and culture. All while ensuring the board is following governance best practice and has the right policies and structures in place.
Complete this self-paced learning online module over one to two hours, whenever you choose.
Interactive group discussions are a key component of this course, placing you in realistic scenarios, offering the chance to share experiences and examine the common and complex issues that chairs face.
The agri-business focused alternative to Governance Essentials.
Gain insights into the benefits that a board can bring to an agri-business, and the fundamental responsibilities of a board and individual directors in a distinctly rural context.
Directing on the board of a publicly listed company provides a unique set of challenges.
Understand the aspects of directorship which are distinct to public companies and essential to being a successful public company director.
Do you want to ensure your organisation is taking advantage of all the opportunities created by the digital world?
This powerful, interactive workshop will delve into the drivers of the digital age through a series of practical case studies designed to test the rigour of digital business cases presented to your board.