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Become confident in a boardroom setting utilising our work-ready tools and templates
This masterclass is designed for managers and executives seeking a practical understanding of working with a board and/or aspiring to become a non-executive director on a board.
You'll investigate contemporary governance principles, how to effectively and efficiently support information flow and decision-making, differentiators of great non-executive directors and high-performing boards, and how boards can add real value.
You'll have an opportunity to explore your aspirations, learn how to get started and discover your potential boardroom X-factor.
This engaging mix of presentation, virtual exercises, self-reflection and group simulation will heighten your experiential learning. You'll take away a handful of 'work-ready tools' and templates that you can immediately apply.
Presenter: Jo Plummer
Jo is known for her optimistic, energetic style and has been affectionately coined the 'positive provocateur'. She is a Deakin MBA alumni and Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Fellow.
Her portfolio includes numerous board chair and committee roles, co-ownership of Business in Heels International, professional director mentoring, as well as pursuing what she calls her 'fun with purpose projects' – educating, presenting and MC'ing.
- Why boards exist
- Contemporary governance principles, processes, systems and information flow
- Exploration of the executive and board roles and connection
- Exploring the theory of the 'Performance Formula'
- 10-minute individual verbal presentations from each participant
- Group exploration and summary of key issues and opportunities
- Group simulation briefings
- Tools and templates to consider
- Group boardroom simulations
- Exploring the practise of the 'Performance Formula'
- The executive to director leap – what makes a great director
- Top tips for getting decisions across the line
- Understanding your boardroom aspirations and X-factor
- How and where to get started
You must attend all four masterclass sessions to record a pass mark.
For more information on this and other masterclasses, please check our frequently asked questions (PDF, 132KB).
You're required to submit a 1000-word pre-masterclass investigation of a recent high-profile governance/ board issue. You'll present this during the masterclass and also undertake a group-based simulation activity.
Following the masterclass, you'll be required to submit a 1000-word self-reflection outlining how you would apply the learnings, tools and practises to your own workplace or career journey.
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