Friday, 30 April | Chartered Accountants, Sydney

Considering becoming a Non-Executive Director (NED) in the for-purpose space? Not sure where to start? Want to learn more and take the first step on your path to a purposeful board position? The Practice & Purpose Workshop is designed for you.

PRACTICE & PURPOSE WORKSHOP

Your Path to a For-Purpose Board Appointment

This one day, in-person event in Sydney is designed to help participants, regardless of their skills or level of experience, find and gain a for-purpose, or Not for Profit (NFP), board appointment.

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TIME & DATE

Friday 30th April. 9:00am – 6:30pm

COST

Register before Monday 5th April and access the early bird price of $997. Standard registration is $1,497.

LOCATION

The event is being generously hosted by Chartered Accountants Australia, at 33 Erskine Street, Sydney.

A Desire to Contribute is Not Enough

A board appointment today, more than ever, should be part of your career plan. For-purpose board appointments offer the opportunity for you to: develop your governance experience, evidence your strategic skills, grow your professional networks and are a valuable way to contribute to industries or causes that you are passionate about.

The good news is that there are almost 60,000 for-purpose organisations in Australia, 35% of which have established boards and on average 50% of these appoint new directors every year. So, there are literally thousands of opportunities available that you might like.

However, just having the desire to contribute does not guarantee a board appointment. Gaining a board appointment is an aspiration for many with relatively few opportunities being publicly available, as a result the appointment process is highly competitive and for many, unclear.

The question is not ‘Should a board role be part of your career plan?’ or ‘Are there opportunities available?’ – you should and there are. Rather ‘How do you find these opportunities?’, ‘How do you determine the right one for you?’ and ‘How do you get appointed?’ are the questions that you need answers for. The Practice & Purpose Workshop answers these questions and provides an actionable pathway to put into practice what you learn.

PRACTICE & PURPOSE WORKSHOP

What to expect

Join Board Direction and People for Purpose to find out why a for-purpose, or NFP, board role might be right for you and how you can turn your board aspirations into reality. Attend and you will leave not only understanding more about the for-purpose sector but also: how to unlock available but hidden opportunities, articulate your board value and, how to implement a simple and practical framework that will result in a board appointment. This full day event is broken down into three sessions:

1. Morning Session: Purpose & Practice (9am - 12:30pm)

  • Learn more about the for-purpose arena, and about the types of organisations you could be appointed to
  • Understand your personal purpose and how to articulate it
  • Find out why your skills and experience are valuable to for purpose boards
  • Understand how board appointments are made
  • Obtain a framework for you to follow, to engage in and contribute to the for-purpose economy through a board appointment
  • Learn how to distinguish yourself from your competitors

2. Afternoon Session: Workshops (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

  • How to articulate your personal impact statement & advice for writing a NED CV
  • Guidance on how to develop the relationships you need to get appointed

3. Evening Session: Networking with Boards (4:30pm - 6:30pm)

  • Enjoy drinks and networking
  • Meet with for-purpose boards who are actively looking for new NEDs

Additionally, everyone who attends will leave with a resources pack that includes all the templates, documents and advice you need to get appointed.

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Access to decades of board recruitment experience

The workshop will be led by David Schwarz, CEO, Board Direction – Australia’s leading non-executive career coach & Rachael McLennan, CEO & Founder, People for Purpose – Australia’s leading for-purpose executive search firm. Together they have decades of board recruitment experience and will provide an unparalleled insight into both the sector and the board appointment process.

Rachael McLennan

CEO & Founder, People for Purpose

David Schwarz

CEO, Board Direction

TIME & DATE

Friday 30th April. 9:00am – 6:30pm

COST

Register before Monday 5th April and access the early bird price of $997. Standard registration is $1,497.

LOCATION

The event is being generously hosted by Chartered Accountants Australia, at 33 Erskine Street, Sydney.

Register Now

Includes a resources pack with all the templates, documents and advice you need to get appointed.

$1,497

Register Now