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Information, education, advice, and resources for new and aspiring company directors and board members.

Don’t Take it Personally

Hands up if you’ve ever felt personally offended or the ‘victim’ of something someone says to you. Or if you …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookNovember 13, 2017

Book Review: Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

I’ve set myself the goal of reading three books every two months: one personal growth, one leadership focused, and one …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookOctober 26, 2017

Five Steps to Better Not-For-Profit Director Recruitment

Earlier this year I was interviewed by our friends over at AICD for an article on building not-for-profit boards. There …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookOctober 17, 2017

How to Choose the Best Director Development Program for You

People often ask me which is the best investment into director development they should be making. And as much as …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookOctober 16, 2017

Five Questions to Ask About Your Board Recruitment

I’ve recently been recruiting new board members for a board and will be presenting to a group of volunteer-based organisations …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookSeptember 28, 2017

Changing the Face of the Boardroom: Kea Dent

In this interview series, we take a look at life as a ‘non traditional’ board member and the benefits they …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookSeptember 21, 2017

Fighting Fair in the Boardroom

Far too often, in many aspects of our life, we avoid discomfort like the plague. I believe that this is …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookSeptember 19, 2017

Age Diversity is the New Gender Diversity

Why is it that board members are usually of a certain age (in fact, an average of 62.4 years old)? I’m still …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookSeptember 12, 2017

Changing the Face of the Boardroom: Asoka Basnayake

In this interview series, we take a look at life as a ‘non traditional’ board member and the benefits they …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookSeptember 7, 2017

The Four Things Every Board Member Wants on Their Board

The more I talk to other board members and company directors, the more I learn that there are a handful …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookSeptember 6, 2017

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Get on Board delivers education and development courses that are open to individuals from all professional backgrounds and all types of industries (public, private, NFP, sporting organisations and clubs, etc.). Get on Board focuses on aspiring directors – those people looking to join a board in the near future – and on new directors – those who are currently in their first to fifth year of sitting on a board. Everything that we do is geared towards developing the corporate governance skills, and the business, strategic and financial acumen of new and aspiring company directors.

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