Foundations of Directorship Course for CMEs


The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Company Directors is offering the first AICD Course designed specifically for co-operative and mutual directors in Australia.


Limited to 25 places

This course has been designed specifically for co-operatives and mutuals to help contextualise the responsibilities for boards and directors operating within the sector.

Over three days, participants will gain a foundational knowledge of their directorship duties and responsibilities with interactive workshop sessions covering board duties, meeting processes, finance, strategy and risk.

Sessions are facilitated by experienced directors and the program incorporates case studies tailored to the co-operative and mutuals industry to help increase relevance for participants.

Suitable for:

  • New and aspiring co-op and mutual directors
  • CME Directors seeking a refresher course
  • Company secretaries, CEOs, CFOs and other executives seeking insights into working with member directors.

Participants will be eligible to receive the Foundations of Directorship Certificate upon successful completion of an assessment.

Event Details


Location: Sydney

Date: September 4 – 6, 2019

Price: $3,248 (excl. GST) (represents a 11% saving on standard public non‑member rates for BCCM Members)

Registration opens: June 17, 2019

Registration closes: July 24, 2019

Secure your place: Register now

Program at a glance

Day 1: Governance for Directors

  • The Role of the Director and the Board
  • Introduction to Board Meetings and Governance
  • Co-operative and Mutual Enterprise Governance Principles, CME board composition and elections

Day 2: Finance for Directors

  • Introduction to Financial Statements for Directors
  • Assessing Financial Performance for Directors
  • CME Financial Statements

Day 3: Strategy and Risk for Directors

  • Introduction to the Strategic Role of the Director
  • Risk: Issues for Directors
  • CME policy developments including Mutual Capital Instrument

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