VIRTUAL | ONLINE COURSE: GIA Effective Director Course

  • 13 March 2024
  • 27 March 2025
  • 3 sessions
  • 13 March 2024, 8:30 AM (AEDT) 13 March 2025, 4:30 PM (AEDT)
  • 20 March 2025, 8:30 AM 4:30 PM (AEDT)
  • 27 March 2025, 8:30 AM 4:30 PM (AEDT)
  • Online


Effective Director Course - Virtual

The Australian Marketing Institute, in collaboration with our partner, the Governance Institute of Australia, is pleased to offer a selection of highly requested courses.

Exploring the role of the company director and the board’s vital contribution towards organisational culture and sustainable governance, this course draws on theory, practice, and the collective knowledge of the participants to simulate the boardroom experience.

This course is designed to consolidate your understanding of the role of the director and the board. The course modules are delivered part time over 3 weeks and explore the duties of directors with a focus on the soft skills required to be an effective director in the boardroom environment. You will meet and network with peers across sectors and each module is facilitated by an experienced trainer with director experience.

The course is designed for:

  • Aspiring or newly appointed directors
  • Executives seeking director transition pathways
  • Directors wanting to refine their skills
  • Senior executives reporting into a board

The course is uniquely based around one hypothetical case study to support your practical learning.

After attending the course, you will:

  • Walk away with practical tools and tips on how to be an effective director
  • Explore the frameworks and the theory behind best practice director communication
  • Learn about executive engagement and how a board operates and makes decisions
  • Be involved in a boardroom simulation and practice your director questioning skills
  • Understand how a director and board acquires information, including board packs, which provide the basis for sound decision-making
  • Learn how to use a board portal and take notes

Conclude the course by meeting an experienced non-executive director and a recruiter to hear about current trends in director recruitment and appointment and gain valuable personal insights on how to thrive as a director in the boardroom.

The course materials will be provided for pre-reading 2 weeks prior to the start of your course. Assessment consists of reflective written responses to each of modules 1 to 3.

How the course will be delivered?

This course will run virtually over 3 weeks on Wednesdays 8.30am-4.30pm.

Dates of course modules:

  1. Module 1: High Performing Boards 13 March, 8:30am - 4:30pm AEDT
  2. Module 2: Director dynamics 20 March, 8:30am - 4:30pm AEDT
  3. Module 3: Board meeting simulation 27 March, 8:30am - 12:00pm AEDT
  4. Module 4: Acquiring a non-executive director role 27 March, 12:30pm - 4:00pm AEDT

If you successfully complete the course and assessment tasks, you will graduate and become a part of the Effective Director Course Alumni and qualify for membership of Governance Institute of Australia and receive Cert (EDC) post-nominals .

Learn more about the course on Governance institute website. 

Cost: $ 4130 for AMI community 

How to enrol and claim your discount:

  1. To enrol to the course, please press the Register button on the left hand side of this page. 
  2. You will receive an e-mail from us providing your AMI discount code along with a link to registration. 
  3. Please note: you will need to set up the account with GIA in order to pay for the course.  

Governance Institute of Australia, is an AMI Partner. We are happy to offer the course to our members with an exclusive discount.

*CPMs can register 96 points for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program at this course. 

AMI @ 2024 All Rights Reserved