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

Most Boards don’t Budget for Director Development. Here’s what that means for you.

It’s an unfortunate reality. The people governing and directing organisations are not allocating themselves budget to learning and development – …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookApril 4, 2018

You need more than a great board resume to get on a board

Jane has a great board resume. She went the extra mile and invested in getting the help of a professional …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMarch 21, 2018

How to Write a Cover Letter for your Board Resume

I was surprised when I surveyed board recruiters (people currently on boards who are tasked with bringing in new board …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMarch 13, 2018

Five Ways to Craft an Impactful Board CV

Writing your board resume can be an overwhelming process. It’s something that, when you’re beginning your board career, you’ve never …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMarch 9, 2018

Book Review: Simply Said by Jay Sullivan

Let’s face it; most of us can do with improving our communication. Whether it’s written or spoken, how we communicate …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookFebruary 26, 2018

Five More Considerations when Networking for a Board Position

I hope you caught last week’s post on five considerations when networking for a board position. This week I’m sharing …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookFebruary 21, 2018

Five Considerations when Networking for a Board Position

Your personal and professional network is where the majority of your board opportunities will come from. It, therefore, pays for …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookFebruary 13, 2018

How to Choose a Board to Join

In last week’s post I recommended that you share with your network the type of board and/or organisation you want …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookFebruary 7, 2018

How to Best Use Your Network to Help You Find a Board Position

I’m often contacted by aspiring board members to ‘keep them in mind’ should a board vacancy become available. My favourite …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookJanuary 30, 2018

An MBA and your Board Career

I get a lot of questions from MBA students about what subjects they should do as part of their MBA …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookJanuary 23, 2018

What is Get on Board?

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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