• Lorraine Whitten

    Step up | Join up

    Step up to best practice governance and be part of the network of directors committed to excellence in governance.

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    Lorraine Witten, Chartered Fellow

  • Director Development

    Develop your director skills

    No matter what career stage, astute directors take every opportunity to enhance their skills and board competencies.

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  •  Melissa Clark-Reynolds

    Governance and your business 

    Learn how a board or advisory board might help you grow your business.


    Find out how

    Melissa Clark-Reynolds


  • How can you make your board better

    How can you improve your board?

    Our range of services are aimed at ensuring your board is the best it can be.

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  • Step up | Join up

    Step up to best practice governance

  • Director Development

    Develop your director skills

  • Melissa Clark-Reynolds

    Governance and your business

  • How to make your board better

    Services to support your board

On the radar

  • Jun-Jul boardroom magazine

    Angels at the table

    Fledgling and high-growth companies call for a particular set of skills and experience in their directors.

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  • Lead the way

    Explore new courses

    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. 

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  • Future Directors

    Future Directors 

    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.

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Board Services

  • BetterBoards

    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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  • DirectorSearch

    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.

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  • DirectorVacancies

    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.

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  • DirectorRem

    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.

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  • GovernanceAdvice

    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.

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Director Development

  • Company Directors'

    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.

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  • Strategy Essentials

    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.

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  • Ethics - How directors
    do business

    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.

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  • Rural Governance

    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.

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  • Chairing the Board

    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.

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  • Not-for-Profit
    Governance Essentials

    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.

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  • Audit and Risk

    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.

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