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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
Fledgling and high-growth companies call for a particular set of skills and experience in their directors.
This year we have added a range of new courses and workshops to ensure we are providing the right development opportunities for the changing roles of directors in New Zealand.
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.
An essential five day course for directors and aspiring directors.
The course comes alive through discussion, debate, challenging conversations and case studies, with board simulation exercises highlighting the unpredictable nature of business and the human nature of directorship.
Understand the fundamentals of strategy development in a boardroom setting.
Strategy Essentials delivers an understanding of the fundamentals of strategy development and helps you to actively participate in this process, encourage ‘big picture’ thinking, and steer an organisation to a better future.
Complete this online module over one to two hours, whenever you choose.
Explore how ethics can shape the way you do business, from a New Zealand director and board perspective.
Understand the role of a board and individual directors from a rural and agri business perspective.
You'll get the opportunity to focus on strategy and learn about managing risk for farming businesses, and take away practical tools which you can immediately apply to the running of farming businesses you are involved with.
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.
Grasp the differences in the not-for-profit sector which impact on the governance of NFP organisations.
In this course, you’ll grasp the differences in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector which impact on the governance of NFP organisations while gaining a framework for governance and board operations.
Gain the tools to set up an audit and/or risk committee and optimise committee performance.
You’ll leave this course with the tools to setup an audit and/or risk committee to achieve the board’s objectives and to optimise committee performance. You’ll also gain an understanding of committee requirements and formalities.