No matter what career stage, astute directors take every opportunity to enhance their skills and board competencies.
If you are new to a directorship and are looking for an overview of the practical, legal and strategic issues surrounding the role of a director.
Find out more
Ellen Hodgetts, Vice-President, Academy of Fine Arts
Learn how a board or advisory board might help you grow your business.
Find out how
Our range of services are aimed at ensuring your board is the best it can be.
Develop your director skills
New to directorship?
Governance and your business
How can you improve your board?
Traci Houpapa talks diversity, growing iwi entities, and her path to the Women of Influence awards.
After only two years this annual event has laid claim to being the gold standard event for the director community.
the IoD’s Mentoring for Diversity programme is expanding to promote board diversity in its wider sense, including in addition to gender such diversity as ethnicity, age, skills and experience.
Read more and apply
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.
Find out more
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.
This online module builds on the Good Governance Practices Guideline for Managing Health and Safety Risks.
Get a comprehensive overview of the key financial information you require to confidently perform your duties.
Finance Essentials prepares you to use and oversee financial information and processes – both of which are critical elements of holding an organisation to account on behalf of stakeholders.
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.