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Flagship Company Directors Course Tailored to Church Leaders

10 February 2016 | General Interest

BBI is proud to announce a unique partnership with The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), which aims to use the expertise of both organisations to build the governance capabilities of Christian-led organisations.

Gerard Goldman, CEO of BBI and Jacquie Emery, partnerships manager of AICDBBI is one of the largest Catholic providers of professional development, short courses and online education in Theology, Religious Education, Governance and Leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.

AICD is Australia’s pre-eminent body for directors and governance leaders committed to achieving excellence in governance. It is dedicated to making a positive impact on society and the economy through world-leading governance education programs, director development and advocacy.

Dr Gerard Goldman, CEO of BBI, said BBI and AICD have a shared commitment to excellence in governance and together will offer education in an exclusive combination of secular and religious governance principles. The course will run in Sydney from 30 May to 3 June 2016.

“The new partnership will enable all Church leaders to benefit from the outstanding learnings provided by AICD’s esteemed Company Directors Course (CDC),” Dr Goldman said.

Together, AICD and BBI will enrich the CDC by adapting the course for a Church context and tailoring it to members of Church ministry and agency boards, trustees, senior organisational leaders and more through customised case studies in decision making and ethics, law, risk, strategy and finance. The case studies will be based on real experiences of Catholic boards and developed in consultation with expert governors to form a critical part of the delivery of the CDC.

“Those charged with the responsibility of leading or governing Christian and Catholic organisations must be able to effectively balance various civil and canonical challenges and approaches, and the case studies will reflect this.” Dr Goldman said.

Gerard Goldman, CEO of BBI and Jacquie Emery, partnerships manager of AICDJacqui Emery, Head of Partnerships at AICD said “We are delighted to be working with BBI in developing and delivering what is an Australian-first program for this sector. Good governance is a critical driver for success and high performance in any organisation. We are confident that this partnership will lift governance practices to the highest possible standards.”

BBI will further add value by offering articulation from the CDC program into their governance and leadership pathway which offers a range of learning opportunities including professional development, targeted short courses and higher education. This partnership will also open doors to avenues of research into Church governance and leadership.

In the spirit of BBI's mission to provide and enable access to quality education for all members of the community, BBI is delighted to offer a subsidised enrolment fee by absorbing costs associated with this program. This subsidy is offered in recognition of the importance of religious-based boards and agencies to access AICD’s CDC program, which is often beyond the financial means of many Church agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

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