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Build a board career: Board Kick-Starter
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Date Thursday, 06 October 2022
Time 06 Oct 8:45 - 06 Oct 12:15
Venue Clayton Utz Level 18, 333 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 350 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 350 Corporate Member
Basic Member
$ 440 Basic Member
Champion Member
$ 350 Champion Member
Premium Member
$ 350 Premium Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 05 October 2022

Board Kick-Starter

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.

Workshop inclusions

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.

PRESENTERS

Dr Kath Hall

Dr Kath Hall is an internationally recognised legal academic and writer. She has worked with and advised a number of leading international organisations including the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee, Safra Centre for Ethics Harvard University, Anti-Corruption Academy Vienna, and the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Kath is also an award winning legal educator with significant experience teaching and mentoring law students. She was one of the first Australian academics to conduct empirical research on student wellbeing and was the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law's inaugural Director of Student Wellbeing. Kath is also the co-author of the Law Student Survival Guide (3rd ed) with Professor Claire Macken.

In 2020 Kath was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, and since that time she has continued to engage in academic research and writing. In 2021 Kath founded Law School Success to support law students around Australia in their studies and future careers.

Nicole Donegan

NicoleDonegan-(1).jpgChief Operating Officer, WOB Australia Pty Ltd

Nicole is an experienced general manager, business adviser & owner and Board Member who has diverse industry and leadership expertise, spanning government, association management, not for profit, tertiary education, retail and professional services sectors. Based in Melbourne, Nicole joins WOB to enhance the subscriber journey, support business growth and manage strategic initiatives.



Testimonials

"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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