Boardroom Bootcamp

All of your foundational director knowledge in one comprehensive, affordable and flexible online course.

Lifetime access to the course material

⊕ Free access to Breaking into the Boardroom 

Course supervision and assistance from Lisa Cook - founder of Get on Board Australia and an experienced company director

Monthly live group learning / coaching calls with Lisa (using Zoom - an online video conferencing tool): held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm AEST.

Access to a private course forum to interact with fellow course participants and the course supervisor

A Certificate of Board Readiness – upon completion of the end-of-course quiz (80% pass mark).

⊕ Summary of Topics Completed listing all course units

⊕ Weekly emails keeping you on track with your learning and course work.

About Boardroom Bootcamp

This 12-week intensive course is for new and aspiring company directors and board members; accelerating your learning and understanding of what it takes to be on a board. You will gain all of your foundational knowledge in one course that is widely accessible to those looking to enhance their boardroom potential.

Learn at your own pace and become a more knowledgable board member as you gain knowledge from some the best subject matter experts from around Australia. All of the contributors have board experience, and many have been formally recognised for their business and professional achievements. You can view their profiles here.

Have your personal questions answered by an experienced company director who is available as your course supervisor. They will be active on the course forum, and will run a three webinars with the rest of your course classmates during the course. The class will learn together with weekly emails keeping you on track and up-to-date with the course material. The time investment required will be around 4 – 6 hours per week.

You can stand out from the board competition by gaining your Certificate of Board Readiness by successfully completing the end-of-course multiple choice exam. All participants will receive a Summary of Topics Completed, including the estimated number of hours you have invested into the course, to demonstrate your investment into your continued professional development.

Still wondering "What's in it for me?" Here is an overview of the value you will receive beyond the boardroom from completing the Boardroom Bootcamp course.

Topics Covered

Module 1: The Board

  • Role of the Board
  • Board Dynamics
  • Board Competencies
  • Role of Executive Board Positions
  • Director Recruitment and Remuneration
  • Board Committees
  • Board Meetings

Module 2: The Director

  • Director’s Duties
  • Role of Director
  • Director Competencies
  • Financial Report Analysis
  • Resilience
  • Leading Change
  • Personal Asset Protection
  • Personal Leadership
  • Behaviours, Relationships, and Influence in the Boardroom
  • Finding and Getting a Board Position (via free access to Breaking into the Boardroom)

Module 3: The Organisation

  • Compliance
  • Policies and Assurance
  • Culture
  • Risk Management
  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Cyber Security
  • Management Relations: CEO and Senior Executives
  • Delegations
  • Strategy
  • Monitoring Corporate Outcomes
  • Decision-Making
  • Crisis Management
  • Innovation

Module 4: Stakeholders

  • Society and Community
  • Stakeholder Relations

Who This Course Is For

Boardroom Bootcamp is a co-ed course designed specifically for new and aspiring company directors and board members from a variety of backgrounds and from all types of boards (for-profit, not-for-profit, family business, etc.).

If you are looking to join a board in the near future or have been on a board for 3-5 years, this course will help you understand your role, duties, and responsibilities as a company director.

There are no restrictions to who can enroll for our e-courses. As mentioned, our courses are best suited to new and aspiring company directors and board members.

If you have any further questions, please refer to our course frequently asked questions (FAQs) or send us a message using the enquiry form below.

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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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