Board Kick Starter Build Your Board CV  |  Financial Literacy  |  Director Marketplace


Practical and strategically focussed workshops to assist you to take the next steps in achieving board and committee roles. Developed over many years by Women on Boards and informed by the experiences of thousands of women who have attended our programs, our workshops are suited to current and aspiring female board members. 

In all our workshops, participants are engaged and supported by the WOB team and encouraged to connect with, and support, each other.


BOARD KICK STARTER

Realise your board potential

Two x 75 minute virtual workshops or one x 3.5 hours face to face workshop.

Our starter workshop to orient you to the world of board membership. Find out how you can be an effective Non-Executive Director, what to look out for and where you might target your interest in boards and committees.

Suited to those who are:

  • At any stage of their career and contemplating 'what next?'

  • Wondering how their skills and experience would serve a board or committee?

  • Seeking guidance on how to get started or where to look for roles.

  • Unsure of how to articulate their value to a board or committee.

  • Looking for a strategic pathway to the boardroom. 

Testimonials:

“It is the first workshop that I have been to where the facilitator is so genuine and really took the time to work with the participants. Many facilitators just 'go through the motions' whereas Claire was energetic, direct and positive. She was also very generous with her knowledge. Women on Boards is not only a professional organisation, but one that also represents excellent value for money in terms of both membership and workshop fees.”

"Practical, specific, actionable guidance on getting my first board role. I now have the basic knowledge to start applying for board roles. Also fantastic to meet several like-minded women on the course - what a wonderful network!"

"A wealth of valuable information that is not written anywhere - dynamic, interactive and supportive. I now have clear steps to take to commence my journey." 

Find a Board Kick Starter workshop in our Events Calendar


BUILD YOUR BOARD CV  

A masterclass in positioning your CV for the boardroom

One 2.5 hour virtual masterclass, homework and then a 1 hour virtual follow-up session to review progress. (+  option for final review with WOB Chair)

Getting your Board CV right can be difficult and time-consuming, requiring considerable thought and focus. In fact, many people are still caught in the mindset of creating a Board CV that looks like a traditional resume for a corporate role instead of one that signals they are ready for the boardroom.

The key purpose of a Board CV is to get you noticed by those involved in the selection process and highlight what value you will bring to the board or committee.

Learning outcomes from this masterclass:

  • A clearer understanding of your board related competencies and the value you will bring to a board.

  • Greater awareness of how to express your technical and transferable skills and experience.

  • Clarity on the structure, format, and language of a CV.

  • Tips on what boards are looking for and how to reflect these in your CV and in an interview.

  • A Board CV that you can either continue to refine or take to someone to polish.

Testimonials:

“It was one of the best workshops I have ever attended due to the group being small and intimate and it being a really hands on workshop with practical, individually tailored advice being provided to every participant.”

“The workshop provided some wonderfully practical advice to get started as well as a clear set of follow up tasks to get me moving. Very worthwhile.”

Find a Board CV workshop in our Events Calendar
 


FINANCIAL LITERACY 

Speak the language of financial statements

3 hour workshop + 1 hour complimentary follow up webinar (workshop held virtually and face 2 face in capital cities)

If you want to truly understand the business you oversee, you need to speak the language of financial statements. You don't need to be a numbers expert or to be deeply familiar with accounting standards and terminology but you do need to have a basic understanding of key elements of a Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss / Income & Expenditure Statement, along with the confidence to ask questions on areas which are not clear or give you cause for concern.

This workshop is suited to those who have a basic grasp of financial concepts as well as the more financially sophisticated who need a refresher. It is delivered by Mike Hill, Forensic Partner at McGrathNicol, and a senior female colleague at McGrathNicol corporate offices around Australia. Fully catered with a follow up session. Outstanding value at $165 for members.

Testimonials:

"Well worth it! I thoroughly enjoyed the financial literacy workshop. Mike and Anne-Maree did a great job compressing key concepts into an easy-to-digest format. Ignited my interest! Will definitely recommend WOB and your professional development opportunities to my network. Thanks again."

"I wanted to let you know that this course was excellent. Mike Hill and Janine Thompson were second to none in their delivery. They provided a lot of information and I especially enjoyed the “war stories” as these were very insightful."

"Content was outstanding and very informative. This was exactly the session I have been looking for. I now have a better understanding of the structure and meaning of financial statements, terminology and key warning signs.‚Äč"

Read Karen Oconnell Shea's workshop review

Financial Literacy workshop in our Events Calendar
 


DIRECTOR MARKETPLACE 

Sign up to one or more of our 'marketplaces for directors' lists, then take one of our workshops covering the nuances and specific responsibilities of boards and committees in the following sectors: Not-for-Profit & Government, Superannuation & Financial Services, Startups & ESICS and Sport. Receive information, advice and useful tips on your chosen sector. You will come away with a clear actionable plan for targeting and achieving a board position within a set timeframe.

We recommend that to sign up for a marketplace that you have completed our Board Kick Starter workshop and be actively seeking board roles.

Testimonials:

"Many thanks again for the great workshop on Friday – I picked up a lot of tips, and met a great, talented group of women!"

"Very practical, accessible, grounded in a realistic understanding of how board membership happens".

View our Events Calendar

  

Therese Ryan, Director discusses the benefits of Not for Profit and Government board positions as well as in Committee roles.