Ethical Dilemmas in the Boardroom

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

4 CPD points

Ethics is becoming an increasingly important topic for boards especially as it relates to bullying at a senior level. Boards are starting to be implicated and the personal reputation of directors is being called into question. Most boards do not currently set aside time to deliberately talk about culture and ethics yet it is vital that they do.

Course/workshop category: Short Courses

Duration: Half day workshop

Content covered

After attending this half day workshop you will be able to create a framework for ethical decision making and develop your boards’ commitment, consciousness and competency.

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 (Hons1st class), CFInstD

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    Janine has been a company director for over 20 years. She is currently Chair of AsureQuality, Chair of REANNZ (Advanced Research Education Network), 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 was also a member of the screening panel for Crown directors for over 10 years. Janine’s executive director positions were 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.

    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 was also a member of the screening panel for Crown directors for over 10 years. Janine’s executive director positions were 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.