Aspiring directors, senior executives and managers are encouraged to apply for this opportunity which has been recently unveiled to AgriFutures™ Ignite Network members. 25 passionate rural leaders will be enrolled into the three-day Australian Institute of Company Director’s (AICD) Foundations of Directorship program.
AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Communications & Capacity Building Belinda Allitt said this was the second year in a row this golden-nugget opportunity was being offered.
“It’s just one of the ways the organisation is working to develop the leadership skills of young people in our rural industries. Ignite Network members influence, they make change and they ignite new ideas into our agriculture sector. We want these people to be on boards, panels and in executive positions but we need to give them the key skills to help them on this journey. The AICD program builds the foundations of these important skills,” said Ms Allitt.
The AICD program provides a comprehensive overview of the main components of directorship including governance, finance, strategy and risk. Participants will learn how to interpret financial statements, identify key causes of strategic risk and how those risks can best be treated and build their knowledge on effective decisions that will minimise personal risk and maximise contribution.