Board Dynamics Intensive

Learn how to improve your effectiveness on the board and discover how to influence the group dynamic. 

New 16 CPD points

The underlying social structure within each board impacts on the decision-making and ultimately the organisation's performance and the stakeholders’ return on investment. This course will challenge unconscious behavior and explore assumptions within a high performance working group.

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: Two days. Day 1: 9.00am for a 9.30am start - 6.00pm (with cocktails to follow) Day 2: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Content covered

  • What to do when you inherit a difficult culture
  • Learn how board evaluations can help to (re)design a board
  • Discover how to make a new director productive - sooner
  • Learn about the merits of various chairing styles
  • Gain the courage to consciously address culture, and commit to cultural change in your board and organisation
  • Move from emotional intelligence to emotional agility so you can complement the more technical requirements of being a director
  • Find the balance between healthy and unhealthy conflict
  • Find out how changing technologies will influence the dynamics of future board meetings.

Who should attend

Directors who want a healthy board culture and to be part of an effective board.

Because of the intense workshop nature of this course it is limited to only 20 participants.

Members: $2,250 incl GST
Non-members: $2,795 incl GST

Not a member? Join online now to receive the member rate.

“Stable boards require a balance of trust and mistrust. It is this productive tension between cohesion and harmony on one hand and dissent and discord on the other that keeps a board dynamic healthy.”
Meena Thursingham, Principal at BoardQ, Melbourne


Board Dynamics Intensive is facilitated by:

  • Zoe Attwood GAICD, MBA, MInstD

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    Zoe is a Professional Director who has been working in governance since 2000, successfully serving on the Boards of private and listed companies, government entities, research institutes and not-for-profit organisations. She has held governance positions in both New Zealand and Australia.  She has also been an active Member and Chair of several subcommittees including finance audit and risk, governance and science.  Zoe facilitates governance training for both the Institute of Directors (IoD) NZ and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Zoe has had an international senior executive career across many industries, specializing in science and technology, innovation and commercialisation.  She has held global, leading roles with Owens Illinois, Dairy Australia Ltd, Bonlac Foods Ltd / Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Fletcher Challenge Forests. She has worked extensively across food and beverage industries around the world, including 34 years in agriculture/horticulture, 21 of those years in dairy. Zoe is currently a Director of SealStone NZ Ltd and a Committee Member of the IoD Bay of Plenty branch.

  • Carol Scholes MInstD

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    With over 30 years of management experience in commercial and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand and Australia and eight years in CEO roles, Carol specialises in helping organisations understand their vision, improve their systems and build teams to achieve success. As a consultant, Carol has provided board and executive coaching, mediation, facilitation and strategic planning with corporate, government and not for profit organisations. Her specialties are leading change, governance, financial management and conflict management. Carol has a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management, a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation), Certificate IV in Executive Coaching, is a qualified trainer using accelerated learning techniques, is a Master NLP practitioner, International Master coach, Master clinical hypnotherapist and a certified mBit coach. Carole is an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation, a member of the NZ Association for Training and Development and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.