Duties and Responsibilities of Directors (details)

Preview of Duties and Responsibilities of Directors Topic

Board members who don’t have a legal background are often confused about their legal duties. We have seen lots of examples of this from conflicts of interest that are “ignored” or not handled properly to board members who don’t understand accounts and financial statements and can’t tell whether the organisation is solvent – for which they are responsible.

The Duties and Responsibilities of Directors (Board Members) covers the legal duties owed by board members. It uses case studies to explain the concepts in a simple, concise and easy to understand way.

It looks at:

  • who is a “director”
  • the duty to act in the best interests of the organisation, not your own
  • conflicts of interest and how to handle them
  • care and diligence
  • remaining solvent
  • the rights of board members

You will also get:

  • a copy of the power points
  • a checklist so your board can see how it measures up

It’s a perfect topic for:

  • induction of new board members
  • reminding board members about their duties

What our subscribers say

“The Duties and Responsibilities of Directors simplifies the message into plain English and uses case studies really well to explain concepts”. Paul Edginton, CEO, SYC.

About the Presenter – Kate Costello

Governance Matters’ founder Kate Costello is widely recognised as an expert in advising corporate and not-for-profit clients on strategy, restructures, skilling programs and board evaluations that have enhanced company and board performances both at home and abroad. When not applying her mind to improving the world’s corporate governance practices, the University of Melbourne law graduate finds time to engage in her other passion of archaeology and its study of human behaviour through the ages.

Charity: $5 is set aside for The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation each time a subscriber selects this topic.

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