Whether you are starting out, stuck in a rut or seeking new board opportunities, this workshop is guaranteed to get you moving. How do we know? Years of WOB members telling us it was our Getting Started program that did, in fact, get them started!
"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!" - GS Workshop Participant
This half day workshop brings real clarity around why adding board work to your portfolio of activities can enrich your employment opportunities, enable you to maximise your significant skills, and experience and support you to realise personal goals.
We use a combination of live virtual sessions and tools and resources accessible via our online training platform to keep you engaged and focussed on the outcome of securing your first or additional board or committee role. Areas covered include:
- The roles and requirements of a good board member.
- Where to focus your education and PD efforts.
- How a director adds real value to a board.
- Director assessment and sectors you can target.
- What are boards looking for and what you can expect.
- Case studies on directors duties and lessons learned.
- Personal stories on how I achieved a board role.
- Your personal action plan.
One face-to-face session with comprehensive slides + video presentations, case studies and reading to access in your own time. Morning tea will be provided.
Attend the Director Lunch
Continue to build your board network by attending the Director Lunch which is being held after the workshop. This lunch is an excellent opportunity to hear from a current director about challenges and learning from their board journey, their tips for aspiring directors and opportunities as well as other current topical issues in their sector. Click here for more information.
NB: Registration at the luncheon is not included in the workshop fee.
PRESENTER - Claire Braund
Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Deputy President & Building Committee Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd
Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who used her high level advocacy skills to co-found Women on Boards in Australia. She is a highly respected speaker on gender balance and related business issues, Claire an informed and entertaining presenter, a renowned networker and skilled at building relationships for common benefit. She became a Churchill Fellow in 2011 for her research into the effect of gender quotas on public listed company boards in Norway, the UK and France which led to the establishment of Women on Boards in the UK in 2012. Claire is a director of the Central Coast Conservatorium (of Music), a past director of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and The Women's Club and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.
"Far exceeded expectations and great value for money."
"Thank you for the opportunity to gain first hand experience of being in the presence of high calibre women who inspire and drive other women who have already achieved career status."
"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."
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