Get started on your board and career journey in 2024

4/12/2023

From our flagship Personal Career Management program to our Board Starter workshops, now is the time to start planning your board and career journey for 2024 with Women on Boards, with new dates being locked into our events calendar for next year. 

 

Get next year off to a flying start with one of our online or face-to-face workshops. From Women on Boards’ Member Orientations to our sell-out Board Starter sessionsand Build a Board CV offerings we have a range of resources to help you navigate your path to the boardroom.

Our successful Personal Career Management program is also returning in April. Learn how to curate your career using a portfolio approach and craft your own plan on a page. 

Our PCM program will support you to dig deep and align your purpose and values with your career goals, understand what counts in managing your career from a strategic perspective and build self-awareness and clarity around your career narrative. Register now for our PCM Information Session for more details.

Check out our Events Calendar for our 2024 dates

Starting out?

Our virtual hour-long FREE information sessions are a great place to find out more about WOB’s offerings and to help you decide which programs, workshops or courses are right for you.

Introducing WOB is our complimentary session where WOB Executive Director Claire Braund and WOB Chief Operating Officer Nicole Donegan explain what WOB does and how we can help you in your career, leadership and board journey.

Our Member Orientation information session is a complimentary orientation for Full, Corporate or Premium WOB members who have taken the first step of joining WOB and are wondering what to do next. 

Follow the WOB path the boardroom

WOB offers practical and strategically focussed workshops to assist you to take the next steps in achieving board and committee roles. Developed over many years by WOB 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. 

Whether you are starting out, stuck in a rut or seeking new board opportunities, Board Starter is our 90-minute virtual workshop guaranteed to get you moving. This workshop brings real clarity around why adding board work to your portfolio of activities can enrich your employment opportunities and support you to maximise your skills and experience and realise personal goals.

So you’re ready to start applying for board roles? It’s time to get your board CV ready. 

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. Our Build Your Board CV is a masterclass in preparing your CV for the boardroom and includes a two-and-a-half hour virtual masterclass, homework and then a one-hour virtual follow-up session to review progress (plus the option for a final review with WOB Director).

Finance & Legal Essentials

If you want to truly understand the business you oversee, you need to speak the language of financial statements. Finance Essentials for the Boardroom is a two-and-a-half hour workshop and one-hour complimentary follow-up webinar. 

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. 

Are you really aware of the standard of care required for company directors in Australia? Our new Legal Essentials for the Boardroom (also a two-and-a-half hour workshop and one-hour complimentary follow-up webinar) is a foundational workshop which covers the legal liability of directors.

Designed for emerging and new directors, and a great refresher for current directors, the workshop provides a case-based and highly informative introduction to the key obligations of directors and board members of commercial, NFP and incorporated organisations in Australia.

See our Build A Board Career events overview for more details

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