A step-by-step process helping you to create your pathway to the boardroom.

Breaking into the Boardroom equips you with the knowledge, tools and skills to gain a board seat.

If your employer is encouraging you to join a board, or if you’re seeking a board position for your own personal goals, this course will step you through a process to identify your unique strengths and abilities, prepare your board resume, how to network for a board position, undertake due diligence, and prepare for a board interview.

Four-week course structure

Week One

  • Understand what you’re getting into as a director
  • Practicing the qualities of great directors
  • Joining for the right reasons

Week Two

  • Determining the type of organisation you want to join
  • Being great at your day job
  • Networking for a board position

Week Three

  • Building your board resume
  • Joining board registers
  • Approaching organisations directly

Week Four

  • Director personal and professional development
  • Undertaking due diligence
  • Preparing for a board interview

What’s Included

  • Workbook (downloadable once you have registered for the course)
  • Templates and other resources to help you build your board career
  • Access to the course material for two (2) months
  • Access to a private course 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 course forum and direct email

Please note, when signing up for this course, be sure to tick the box to subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you receive all of the course-related information emails.

Any questions? Check our FAQ page for frequently asked questions about our courses, or send us an email using the enquiry form below.

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Course Curriculum

Step One: Know What You’re Getting Into 01:00:00
Step Two: Practice the qualities of great directors 01:00:00
Step Three: Be Sure You Want to Join a Board for the Right Reasons 01:00:00
Step Four: Determine the Type of Organisation you want to join 01:00:00
Step Five: Be Great at your Day Job 01:00:00
Step Six: Networking for a Board Position 01:00:00
Step Seven: Build Your Board CV 03:00:00
Step Eight: Join Board Registers 01:00:00
Step Nine: Approach Organisations Directly 01:00:00
Step Ten: Learn and Develop 00:30:00
Step Eleven: Do Your Due Diligence 00:30:00
Step Twelve: Preparing for a Board Interview 00:30:00
  • $150.00 excl. GST per 2 months
  • 4 weeks
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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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