Break into the Boardroom

Your board journey starts here.

About this course

Deciding to start a board career is an exciting and bold decision.

But how do you find a board seat? Where do you start? What do you do?  

From my own experience and from years of helping others to start a board career, I have recognised that an intentional and meaningful series of actions will put you in the best position to be presented with – and accept – your perfect board opportunity.

In this course I lead you through each of these steps to create your personal board search strategy. One that is authentic and directly aligned to your board goals.

Ready to break in to the boardroom?

Course Outline

Lay the Right Foundation

Understand What you’re Getting into as a Board Member

Know Where you Want To Go and Why

Practice the Qualities of Great Board Members

Determine your Personal Value Proposition

Establish your Personal Brand

Build your Board Resume

Find a Board Role

Network for a Board Position

Leverage Board Registers

Approach Organisations Directly

Use Board Search Firms

Be Prepared

Undertake Due Diligence

Prepare for a Board Interview

Personal and Professional Development as a Board Member

Course Curriculum

Understand What You’re Getting Into as a Board Member

Gain a quick understanding of your directors’ duties and responsibilities.

Know Where you Want To Go and Why

How to set your board destination to help plan your journey to the boardroom.

Practice the Qualities of Great Board Members

Now is the time to start building and honing the attributes that make great board members stand out from good board members.

Determine your Personal Value Proposition

Define what you have to offer a board and understand the value you will bring to the boardroom so that you can better sell yourself to your desired board(s).

Establish your Personal Brand

How to build a personal brand that backs up your unique value proposition, is attractive to your desired board(s), and speaks for you when you’re not there in person.

Build your Board Resume

A step-by-step approach to creating an impactful board resume that compels and carries you into the boardroom.

Network for a Board Position

How to develop a personalised networking strategy leading you into the boardroom.

Leverage Board Registers

How to find and use board registers so that board opportunities find you.

Approaching Organisations Directly

Take the initiative to create board opportunities that aren’t there… yet.

Use Board Search Firms

How to best use board search firms as part of your board search strategy.

Undertake Due Diligence

How to ensure you don’t end up on the wrong board.

Prepare for a Board Interview

How to shine in your board interview.

Personal and Professional Development for Board Members

Understand your learning and development requirements and options as a board member.

Master Your Boardroom Mindset

How best to hit the ground running in your new board role.

What You'll Receive:

  • Workbook (downloadable once you have registered for the course)
  • Templates and other resources to help you build your board career
  • Lifetime access to the course material
  • Access to a private forum to interact with fellow course participants and ask questions to help further your learning and understanding of the course content
  • Weekly emails keeping you on track with your learning and course work
  • One-to-one interaction with Lisa (course creator and founder of Get on Board Australia) via the forum and email.

Who is this course for?

Congratulations! You’re ready to join a board; but what is your first step?

We’re here to help. Break into the Boardroom is a self-paced course designed for aspiring board members from all professional backgrounds looking to join any type of board.

This course will take you through a series of steps to help you get on to the board of your dreams. The curriculum has been developed from my own experience and from years of helping others to start their board career.

There are no restrictions to enrolling into Break into the Boardroom, but you only get out what you put in. You need to be committed to working through the course material and doing the work to land your dream board role. Asking questions in the forum about your personal board journey helps bring the theory to life and enables you to learn from others about what does and doesn’t work when seeking a board role.

Please Note

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Payment Options

Course Fee // $197 incl. GST

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Have some questions? See below or contact us to find out more.

Who is this e-Course for?

All of our courses are designed for new and aspiring company directors and board members. You may be at the start of your board career, looking to start your board career in the near future, or you have been sitting on a board for many years and now want to formalise your boardroom knowledge.

How is the e-Course delivered?

Our e-courses are delivered fully online, through this website. You must be logged in to access the course material related to the course you have subscribed to.

Some elements of our courses are done via third-party providers (for example, webinars and online conferencing).

How much does it cost?

Each course is priced individually. The cost is noted on each course home page.

When do registrations close?

All of our courses are open for enrolment all day, every day.

When does it start?

You can start a course as soon as you enrol.

What if I’m not satisfied?

For courses with an open start date, a full refund can be requested within one (1) day of signing up to the course.

Are there any restrictions on who can enroll in an e-Course?

There are no restrictions to who can enrol in our courses. Our courses are best suited to new and aspiring company directors and board members.

Will I earn any continuing professional development points (CPD) for my professional accreditation?

Our courses will likely meet most criteria for the CPD requirements of large professional associations. It is recommended you check with your association prior to enrolment to ensure you can claim the work and hours invested for your CPD requirements.

How does Boardroom Bootcamp and Certificate of Board Readiness equate to the AICD’s Company Director’s Foundation course and certificate? Does Boardroom Bootcamp give me Director Professional Development (DPD) points?

The AICD is an separate and independent organisation to Get on Board Australia. Their courses and certificates are suitable to individuals who feel that they better meet their director development needs.

I encourage you to evaluate all courses available to you against your specific learning needs, capabilities, and resources.

For AICD members, DPD points are available for a range of learning and development activities. For more information on earning and recording DPD points, visit AICD’s website.

Any further questions?