Board Shorts Podcast Episode One

Six Steps to Start You on Your Board Journey

Welcome to episode one of Get on Board Australia’s new podcast series “board shorts”. It’s called board shorts because boards and governance can often be a dry topic and if we can’t communicate board and director related concepts and information to you in 30 minutes or less, than we’re not doing it right.

Most of the time you will get me hosting the podcast – I’m Lisa Cook, founder and managing director of Get on Board Australia; and sometimes I’ll have guests talking about their board experiences and expertise. Either way, we hope to make this podcast and the information we share accessible to new and aspiring company directors and board members.

One of the most commonly asked questions I get is “how do I get on a board”. And it makes sense. Boards seem like really cool places to be and the title of director or board member is a neat thing to have. There’s lots of information out there about what to do once you’re on a board; but not so much about how to get on one in the first place.

Episode one of the Board Shorts podcast covers six steps that aspiring company directors and board members can take to get themselves in the position to be asked to join a board.

Additional information and links from the podcast are included in the below show notes:

Being great at your day job (your professional career that pays the bills)

This video will help you understand how to present yourself for senior leadership positions, including boards.



Check out this post for tips on networking for a board position.

Build your board CV

Prepare your board resume with the help of our four-point plan.

Join board registers

Here is a list of board registers to join.

Get educated

Undertake board-relevant professional education and development. There are many courses and programs available – such as our Boardroom Bootcamp course. Find something that best suits your needs, price point, and schedule.

February 21, 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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