Board Development Workshops: The 'How and Why' of serving on Government Boards
Date Monday, 01 May 2017
Time 01 May 12:00 - 01 May 13:00
Venue Webinar Webinar Webinar
Pricing Subscribed Member
$ 220 Per Subscribed Member
Corporate Member
$ 220 Per Corporate Member
Global Member
$ 220 Per Global Member
$ 220 Per Champion
$ 350 Per non Subscriber
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Monday, 01 May 2017

Interested in gaining a position on a government board?

Join WOB directors, Ruth Medd and Claire Braund, and a guest speaker, in three one-hour webinars focussed on government organisations, their governance and the challenges facing the sector.

The series will include practical information on how and where to access Government board roles, how to pitch and what to do when you gain a role.

This is a great way to increase your knowledge of the government sector from the comfort of your home or office and increase your opportunities to be successful for selection to Government boards.

The registration fee of $220 for WOB subscribers and $350 for non-subscribers covers the three webinars, with all broadcasts available to participants after the event.

What the webinar series covers:

Session One: Monday 1st May @ 12noon

Presenters: Ruth Medd and Claire Braund

  • Why serve on a Government board?
  • Governance structures of government bodies
  • Challenges in the government sector
  • What skills are in demand for government boards.

Session Two: Monday 8th May @ 12noon

Presenters: Ruth Medd and Claire Braund

  • The process by which you obtain a government board role
  • What you can bring to the table
  • Starter due diligence
  • Tips when applying for vacancies.

Session Three: Monday 15th May @ 12noon

Irene Irvine, our guest presenter,  will discuss her experience of serving on Government boards, governance in the sector and what to look out for when applying for roles.

Irene Irvine

Irene is a highly experienced and successful senior executive and company director widely respected for her strategic, critical and innovative thinking.

Over a diverse career Irene has worked in both the public and private sectors in Canberra and Melbourne in a variety of roles including teaching, policy development, operations management, sales, recruitment, public relations, government lobbying, marketing and business development. This included periods in a senior capacity for Deakin, Swinburne and Melbourne universities as well as CSIRO, the not for profit disability entity Interact Australia and the recruitment company Morgan and Banks. She currently operates a boutique consulting service I Irvine & Associates specialising in the education and not for profit sectors.

Irene holds and has held a number of directorships in both a voluntary and a paid capacity including several terms on Government Boards.  At the present time she is a Director of South Gippsland Water, Deputy Chair of Karingal Disability Services, Chair of South Gippsland Council’s Audit Committee and Member, Walkerville Committee of Management. She has been the Chair of Phillip Island Nature Parks, the Deputy Chair of Zoos Victoria and for over nine year a Director of State Trustees. In addition she has been a long standing Board member of Open Gardens Australia, a member of the Council of Melbourne Girls' College and was for ten years on the boards of Craft Victoria and Camberwell Girl's Grammar School. 

Irene's qualifications include a Ph D and a B Sc (1st Class Honours) as well as post graduate qualifications in education and management. She is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Australian Institute of Management.

About the Marketplace for Directors Webinar Series

This series is designed to follow-on from our Getting Started: Realising Your Board Potential workshop, but can be done independently or in reverse order.