Boardroom Bootcamp

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

About this course

Joining a board is an exciting time in your professional career.

However, in a role of ultimate responsibility, becoming a board member can bring with it feelings of uncertainty, overwhelm, and confusion. And the risks are so much greater when you enter the boardroom without any knowledge or awareness.

Boardroom Bootcamp enables you to get boardroom ready. 

As you begin your board journey, Boardroom Bootcamp delivers you all of the foundational knowledge you need to enter and thrive in the boardroom.

By the end of this self-paced course, you will increase your chance of getting on to the board of your dreams, feel confident and be ready to thrive in the boardroom.

If you want to prepare yourself for the boardroom, I invite you to enrol today. 

The doors to Boardroom Bootcamp are always open and will accelerate your learning and understanding of what it takes to be on a board.

You will gain all of your foundational knowledge in one comprehensive, flexible and affordable course to enhance your boardroom potential and performance.

Are you ready to get on board?

Course Structure

1

To keep you on track, you will receive weekly emails guiding you through the course content. But don’t worry, you have time. With lifetime access, you’ve got space for life and growth to happily co-exist. I encourage you to set yourself a goal to complete the course within 12 weeks as this will give you the highest likelihood of successful completion, and get you into the boardroom faster.

2

Stand out from the board competition and gain a Certificate of Board Readiness by successfully completing the end-of-module quizzes with a pass mark of 80% or higher.

3

Receive a Summary of Topics Completed once you have finished the course, including the estimated number of hours you have invested into the course, to demonstrate your investment into your continued professional development.

Course Curriculum

Director's Duties

This unit describes the legal duties and responsibilities that company directors and board members have to comply with. This unit also describes the ethical practices that directors should adopt, along with the rights of directors.

Role of Director

This unit describes the role of the company director over and above the legal duties and responsibilities that company directors and board members have.

Director Competencies

This unit describes the competencies – in particular, focusing on the knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities – that contribute to individuals being a successful board member.

Financial Report Analysis

This unit is designed to help directors to understand the financial reports of the organisation, and the accounting approach that underpins each of the main financial reports a board receives. This unit also provides methods on analysing the financial reports to measure various financial indicators important to a business, particularly solvency.

Resilience

This unit is designed to help directors develop techniques for resilience in their role as a company director to help manage the challenges that come with the role of board member.

Leading Change

This unit describes the various decision-making techniques, models, and tools available to board members when initiating and leading change within the organisation and board.

Personal Asset Protection

This unit is designed to give new and aspiring company directors an introduction to the considerations they should make in relation to asset protection and the options available to them in relation to protecting their wealth and assets as a company director.

Personal Leadership

This unit is designed to help new and aspiring directors understand their role as a leader in relation to their directorship role.

Behaviours, Relationships, and Influence in the Boardroom

This unit helps new and aspiring directors understand the behaviours that will lead them to being a highly effective company director and leader.

Role of the Board

This topic is designed to help new directors understand the purpose, structure, activities, and performance outcomes required of the board of directors. This topic will also help directors to become aware of and understand the structure, purpose, and function of other types of boards (e.g. management committees, advisory boards, etc.).

Board Dynamics

This topic is designed to help new directors understand the various elements that contribute to the dynamics of a board. These include diversity, skills-based selection of directors, term of appointments, rotation of roles, and board size, and the effect these elements have on board culture and performance.

Board Competencies

This topic is designed to help new directors understand the competencies – various capabilities, skills, and attributes – of high-performing boards. This topic also covers board performance reviews, and continuous education and improvement of the board.

Role of Non-Executive Board Positions

This topic is designed to help new and aspiring directors understand the role of the various board leadership positions: Chair, Deputy/Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Director Recruitment and Remuneration

This topic is designed to help new and aspiring directors understand the recruitment process of directors and board members, and to understand best practice remuneration approaches.

Board Committees

This unit will help new directors understand the purpose, structure, and performance of board committees. This unit will also help directors to understand how board committees function to improve board outcomes and can serve as a succession planning tool for the board.

Board Meetings

This unit is designed to help directors understand how board meetings run and how they can best prepare for and contribute to them. It looks at best-practice board meeting agendas and meeting structures.

Compliance

This unit helps a company director understand organisational compliance requirements and how they can ensure compliance (with legislative requirements, industry codes, accounting standards, etc.) within the organisation.

Policies and Assurance

This unit is designed to help a company director understand how policies and procedures are used as a compliance assurance tool within the organisation.

Culture

Organisational culture starts and ends with the board. Culture influences the behaviours and outcomes of the organisation. As such, this unit helps company directors understand how they can take greater responsibility for implementing an effective corporate culture within their organisation.

Risk Management

This unit describes the basic skills and knowledge required to understand enterprise-wide risk management from a board members’ perspective. It is designed to introduce risk, risk appetite, risk identification, and risk management principles. This unit also highlights the personal risk that directors take on as a company director.

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)

This unit describes the basic skills and knowledge required to understand workplace health and safety requirements of an organisation from a board member perspective, ensure that organisational WHS compliance systems are implemented and working, and that the board has a process of being made aware of and managing organisational WHS issues.

Cyber Security

This unit is designed to help a new company director understand the board’s role in managing cyber and information security as it relates to the organisation.

Management Relations: CEO and Senior Executives

This unit is designed to help a company director understand the relationship between the board and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – or equivalent position – and the executive management. In particular, focusing on succession planning; recruiting, selecting, and appointing a CEO; evaluating CEO performance; setting remuneration, diversity, and the relationship with the board and CEO.

Delegations

This unit is designed to help a company director understand how the board delegates certain responsibilities, decisions, and actions to the CEO and other management staff, and how to do this appropriately.

Strategy

This unit describes the basic skills and knowledge required to understand the strategic planning process, strategic review, and strategy setting and approval.

Monitoring Corporate Outcomes

This unit is designed to help directors to understand the ways of monitoring desired corporate outcomes, generally articulated in the organisation’s strategic plan.

Decision-Making

This unit describes the various decision-making techniques, models, and tools available to board members when making board-level decisions.

Crisis Management

This unit is designed to help the director to understand their role in guiding the organisation through an extremely challenging time – commonly known as crisis management.

Innovation

This unit is designed to help company directors understand their role in innovation in the organisation – ensuring that the new and existing products and services being offered are competitive and meeting the changing needs of the organisation’s marketplace.

Society and Community

This unit is designed to help directors understand the requirement of an organisation to manage the social and environmental impacts that stem from its operations – commonly known as corporate social responsibility.

Stakeholder Relations

This unit is designed to help company directors understand their role in ensuring regular communications to the organisation’s various stakeholders. Communication requirements may be due to compliance and legal obligations (such as continuous disclosure, market reports, or shareholder reports), because the organisation believes in being transparent and accountable to its various stakeholders, or a combination of both.

You will learn from some the best subject matter experts from around Australia. All of the Boardroom Bootcamp contributors have board experience, and many have been formally recognised for their business and professional achievements. You can view their profiles here.

What You'll Receive:

  • Lifetime access to the course material.
  • Course supervision and assistance from an experienced company director.
  • Monthly live group learning / coaching calls facilitated by Get on Board Australia founder and Managing Director Lisa Cook.
  • Access to a private course forum to interact with fellow course participants and the course supervisor.
  • A Certificate of Board Readiness – upon successful completion of the end-of-module exams (cumulative 80% pass mark required).
  • Summary of Topics Completed listing all course units.
  • Weekly emails keeping you on track with your learning and course work.

Who is this course for?

Boardroom Bootcamp is a co-ed course designed specifically for new and aspiring company directors and board members from all professional backgrounds and any type of board (i.e. 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 a number of years and looking to formalise your director knowledge, this course will help you understand your role, duties, and responsibilities as a company director, increasing your chance of getting on to the board of your dreams, and enabling you to feel confident and ready to thrive in the boardroom.

Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

As Get on Board Australia courses enhance the board potential and leadership capacity of participants, and their organisations, we expect the full commitment of both.

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.

Please Note

Boardroom Bootcamp is always open and is available for you to join at any time, on any day. It’s ready when you are.

As soon as you enrol a welcome email will be sent to you containing important information to get you prepared to start the course. You will then receive weekly emails each week for 12 weeks – these are a guide to help keep you on track and progressing through the course material.

You can always choose to go faster or slower through the course.

Payment Options

Course Fee // $875.00 incl. GST

OR

Three payments of $327 incl. GST

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Still wondering 'What's in it for me?'

Here's an overview of the value you will receive beyond the boardroom from completing the Boardroom Bootcamp course.

Benefits of Boardroom Bootcamp

Your investment works double-time.

Increased corporate governance skills

Understanding and appreciating what corporate governance is and how to implement best-practice methodologies into organisations is important for ensuring personal and organisational compliance and sound operations. It ensures that shareholders, customers, and other important stakeholders, are confident with the business, its leaders, and its management.

Improved strategic and business acumen

Becoming competent in ‘the business of running a business’ helps you to discern the interdependence of all aspects of business operations. Understanding the link between all of an organisation’s parts makes way for well informed decision-making and broader consideration of the impact and requirements of board-level strategic decisions to ensure success.

Better understanding of board and business processes and operations

The board environment is full of unusual and highly formulated processes and procedures, all tied in with a good dose of interpersonal politics. You will learn and understand how to navigate this environment to ensure that you thrive in a leadership role, and understand the difference between strategic and operational matters.

Enhanced confidence

Confidence is increased through acquiring new knowledge. You will find yourself knowing the right questions to be asking at board meetings, and be contributing and leading discussions with conviction and self-assurance.

Further developed leadership and interpersonal skills

Life as a company director involves being a leader within an organisation and with its stakeholders. With this comes the need for you to be able to form and leverage important relationships with a wide range of individuals, all with their own agenda. Refining and honing your interpersonal and leadership skills helps you to successfully manoeuvre yourself, the board, and the organisation through its operating environment.

Improved decision making

All of the above benefits ultimately lead you to be able to make better-informed strategic decisions that you have confidence and faith in. This improved decision making ability will serve you in all situations and organisations that you work within.

Access to a network of like-minded people

You have access to connect with other like-minded new and aspiring directors locally, nationally, and internationally through the online course forum. This helps broaden your learning environment and personal network.

Contribution towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements

The Boardroom Bootcamp program contributes towards your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements (approximately 60 hours in total). Check with your membership institution in relation to the respective CPD points available to you from doing the Boardroom Bootcamp course.

Praise for Boardroom Bootcamp

A thorough and well-paced course with the chance to study at one’s own pace. Excellent practical examples for each module which very much helped to reinforce the concepts.

Simon

Course Participant

Boardroom Bootcamp provided us with a flexible, in-depth body of knowledge to study at our own pace and, importantly, together as a collaborative group of leaders becoming directors.

Josephine

Course Participant