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Board of Directors Program

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Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The Board of Directors Program is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake the diverse roles and responsibilities of executive committee and board members.

In this online board member management course you will develop your administrative skills and gain an understanding of the broader context in which committees and boards operate.

You will also learn how to prepare and write documents, manage meetings, organise schedules and discover the responsibilities and competencies required from board members in today’s corporate environment.

At the end of this course you will have acquired the skills and competencies required to operate effectively in board member roles.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Write simple documents

  • Document planning
  • Determine audience and purpose
  • Style and language
  • Format and structure
  • Fact sheets, brochures and webpages
  • Online text (website/webpages)
  • Hyperlink
  • Reports
  • Minutes of meetings
  • Phone messages
  • Memos
  • Facsimile
  • Organisational requirements
  • Legislative requirements
  • Policies and procedures
  • Style guides
  • Signatories
  • Method of communication
  • Communicating key points
  • Gender-neutral language
  • Cultural diversity
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Formatting features
  • Flow charts, graphs and pie charts
  • Review document
  • Check draft
  • Check spelling, grammar and sentence construction
  • Check suitability of tone
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Check readability
  • Check for sequence and structure
  • Writing checklist
  • Final document
  • Check document is sent to intended recipient
  • Storage principles
  • Security

Unit 2 - Manage meetings

  • Preparing for meetings
  • Developing an agenda
  • Types of meetings
  • Goals and objectives
  • Planning a meeting
  • Successful formal meetings
  • Meeting procedures
  • Style and structure of meetings
  • Meeting protocols
  • Meeting structures
  • Arrangements
  • Time and comfort
  • Agendas
  • Meeting papers and documentation
  • Conducting meetings
  • Chairing meetings
  • Meeting roles
  • Encouraging active participation
  • Ethics, legislation and codes
  • Minute taking
  • Transcribing meeting notes
  • Distributing minutes

Unit 3 - Design and produce text documents Using Office 2013

  • Design word documents
  • Purpose and audience
  • Organisational and task requirements
  • Consistency of style and image
  • Design structure and layout
  • Design readability and appearance
  • Use style sheets and automatic functions
  • Using Microsoft word
  • Using the task bar
  • Fonts
  • Text alignment
  • Spacing
  • Colours and shading
  • Bullets and numbering
  • Page breaks
  • Styles and themes
  • Columns
  • Create a new document
  • Templates
  • Page numbers
  • Headers and footers
  • Table tools
  • Formula
  • Images
  • Clipart / shapes
  • Text wrapping
  • SmartArt
  • Charts
  • Advanced software functions
  • Footnotes
  • Cross-references
  • Clipboard
  • Printing
  • Naming documents
  • Save and store
  • Copy files to USB
  • Accuracy, spelling and grammar

Unit 4 - Organise schedules

  • Schedule requirements
  • Diary protocols
  • Organisational procedures
  • Personal requirements
  • Appointment priorities
  • Take notes
  • Manage schedules
  • Recurring appointments
  • Deadlines
  • Organisational requirements
  • Availability of attendees
  • Schedule new appointments
  • Alternative arrangements
  • Record appointments and manage schedules
  • Policy and procedures
  • Microsoft outlook

Unit 5 - Governance - being a board member

  • Legislation
  • Organisational values and beliefs
  • What does the board do?
  • Role descriptions
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Organisation function and board roles
  • Corporations law
  • Corporate governance
  • Relationships and conduct
  • Ethics
  • Shareholders
  • Charters policies and procedures
  • Reports and operations
  • Boards meetings
  • Reviewing the board
  • Companies
  • Constitutions
  • Components of a constitution
  • Incorporated organisations
  • Publicly listed organisations
  • Funding agreements
  • Terms of agreement
  • Key stakeholders and political issues
  • STEEP analysis
  • Economic trends
  • Community and stakeholder needs
  • Change
  • Community feedback
  • Board decisions

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Academic, tutor and technical support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

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