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Company Directors' Course - Non Residential

A week long course to develop your governance skills and create a significant step change in your professional performance.

5 Days
Price for members
$7,495.00 incl GST
Price for non-members
$9,395.00 incl GST
Regional Business Partner Network Funding
This course is registered with the Management Capability Development Fund. Find out more by visiting www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz

 We have limited non-residential places on our Auckland 28 May-2 June and Wellington 2-7 July 2023 courses. Please phone our Governance Development team on 0800 846 369 for more information.

Course description

In the week-long CDC course you explore the director's roles and responsibilities with other directors. Each day you participate in board simulation exercises, bringing to life case studies that highlight the unpredictable nature of business and the human nature of directorship. 

Course format

This is a one week course.

The non-residential format of CDC does not include accommodation. 

If you require accommodation, the residential CDC format may be more suitable. The course content is the same for both formats.


Sunday 3.00pm to Friday 3.00pm

Content covered

  • Best practice corporate governance
  • Strategy in the boardroom
  • Finance and the board’s role
  • Directors and the law
  • Board dynamics and culture
  • Risk governance

Additional information

Finance pre-requisite

The Company Directors' Course requires a sound knowledge and understanding of business finance.

Before attending the course, we recommend you

  1. take the finance skills assessment unless you have a financial qualification
  2. complete the Finance Essentials course if you need to develop your financial skills.

Pre-course reading

We provide you with a collection of board papers about two weeks before your course starts.

Please allow enough time to read these before the course.

Completion requirements

You are required to attend every session to gain certification for CDC.

In order to receive the certificate in Company Direction at the conclusion of CDC, you must:

  • attend all course sessions and board meetings
  • attend all organised dinners
  • not miss more than an hour of any other activity.

You are not eligible for certification if you breach any of these requirements.

The Institute of Directors may grant compassionate consideration only if your ability to study is affected by illness, injury, or bereavement. The IoD grants compassionate consideration at its discretion.

Who should attend

Directors and senior executives with at least one to five years' experience of working on or with boards, and a sound knowledge of business finance.

Completion of the Company Directors' Course is prerequisite to becoming a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites for the Company Directors' Course, please call the Governance Development team please call the Director Development team 0800 846 369 to discuss.


Find out if you are eligible for a part-payment contribution towards your course registration fee through the Regional Business Partner Network.

By registering on this course you agree to pay and attend the course. If you subsequently secure funding through the Regional Business Partner Network the IoD will refund you for this amount.

You may prefer to obtain approval for funding prior to committing to the course.

Go to the Regional Business Partner Network websites for more information.

Covid-19 safety measures

By registering for this course you are confirming that you accept our course and event terms and conditions and that you agree to adhere to our Covid-19 health and safety measures. If you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms please do not attend this course.

All dates and locations

  • Auckland

    20 – 25 Aug 2023

    Members — $7,495.00

    Non-members — $9,395.00