Ethical Dilemmas in the Boardroom

Build your confidence in dealing with ethical dilemmas in the boardroom.

New 4 CPD points

After attending this workshop you will know how to approach board decisions when faced with ethical dilemmas.

Practice and role play scenarios, within a safe environment, to build your confidence, aptitude and skills in making decisions within different contexts.

Course/workshop category: Short Courses

Duration: Half day workshop

Content covered

You will explore a variety of case studies and then role play distinctly different scenarios to practise your decision making skills.

You will explore:

  • an external issue outside of your control
  • a challenge from within the organisation such as whistle blowing or a misdemeanour of a senior executive.
  • conflict from within the board. At what point do you say something instead of just following the consensus of opinion around the table?

Who should attend

Anyone working on a board or with a board.


Members: $510 incl GST
Non-members: $585 incl GST

Our facilitators

Ethical Dilemmas in the Boardroom is facilitated by:

  • Janine Smith MNZM. BCom, MPhil

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    Janine has been a company director for over 20 years.  She is a founding Principal of The Boardroom Practice Limited (TBPL) which specialises in boardroom practice and organisational development and change issues for boards and management.

    She is also chair of AsureQuality, the only independent member of Fonterra’s Governance Development Committee, Council member of AUT, President of the London Business School alumni Auckland chapter, a well- known judge of business awards and a member of ArcAngels and Global Women.

    Janine has held a number of non-executive independent board positions as director and chair in Public Listed Companies, State Owned Enterprises, Private Companies and with companies in the arts and education sectors. She has also held executive director positions with Telecom Directories and Arnott’s NZ where she was the GM/CEO.

    In 2010 Janine completed a Master of Philosophy, research only, on Effective Boards from Inside the Boardroom, which was then one of the first studies of its type in the world.  She was also acknowledged in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List receiving a MNZM for services to corporate governance.