Board Search Masterclass

 Brisbane, 27 July & 17 November 2017 (9:30am-1:00pm)
Melbourne, 05 May & 03 November 2017 (9:30am-1:00pm)
Sydney, 07 April & 06 October 2016 (9:00am – 1:00pm)

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Gaining a Non Executive Directorship is a competitive process. This Masterclass provides all the practical skills you need, to get the board appointment that you want. Book below.

 Brisbane, 27 July & 17 November 2017 (9:30am-1:00pm)
Melbourne, 05 May & 03 November 2017 (9:30am-1:00pm)
Sydney, 07 April & 06 October 2016 (9:00am – 1:00pm)

A common problem…

Finding your first board directorship can be arduous and time consuming. More experienced Non Executive Directors suggest finding subsequent board roles can be equally challenging. This journey can be even more challenging if you don’t understand the way board appointments are made or how to circumnavigate these ‘rules’. Further, not starting your journey to a board career early, relying on existing or stale networks and not fully understanding the complexities of how board appointments are made can cripple your chances of being appointed to a board. Addressing these issues is why our Board Appointment Seminars are so popular.

Who will benefit from attending?

Designed specifically for people who are motivated to ‘shortcut’ their journey to obtaining their first, subsequent or bigger board position. This class is not for everyone. Some find the advice daunting whilst others thrive in gaining practical advice and guidance in how to get the board role that they have always wanted. So, if you are serious about getting started or developing a portfolio career then this is the course for you. Our Executive Members receive this course as a part of their membership package.

How will the Board Appointments Masterclass help you get on a board?

Each seminar is addresses the following:

  • The practical steps you need to take – to get your next board appointment.
  • What board is right for you – how set your expectations to avoid disappointment.
  • What boards look for in new board members – five key areas.
  • How to define your own board profile – addressing the five key areas.
  • How 70% of board members were appointed to their current board – and how to do it yourself using your personal connections.
  • How to use recruiters to get appointed – who to use, where to find them and how to work with them effectively.
  • How to respond to advertisements – what really counts and what doesn’t.
  • How to get your current resume & cover letter ‘board ready’ – with practical templates.
  • What you are likely to be asked in a board interview – and how to respond.

Each attendee will also receive:

  • The Board Appointments book containing ‘Board Appointments: The definitive guide to gaining a board appointment’.
  • Board Ready resources pack

Who leads the Masterclass?

Each half day masterclass is personally led by David Schwarz – Australia’s leading board recruitment expert.

David Schwarz was an international headhunter and a non-executive recruiter who has interviewed 000’s of non-executives and placed hundreds into some of the most significant public, private and NFP roles in the world. He is now the MD of Board Direction (putting people on boards) – Australia’s leading board advertising and non executive director career development firm. David is also a published author (Board Appointments: The definitive guide to gaining a board appointment) and a regular speaker at Governance Institute of Australia & various CEO & higher education organisations. He also delivers Board Appointment Masterclasses across Australia and has been quoted as a CV expert by: MyCareer, and on Channel 10′s ‘The Project’. David is also a NfP non executive director.

Our promise to you – 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Having attended many similar events in the past we can say confidently that this is the most comprehensive event of its sort currently available in Australia. If you don’t agree we will reimburse your fee.


After purchasing this product we will send you confirmation of your purchase and details of how to register your attendance at the specific Masterclass of your choice.

Don’t miss out – we only run these events twice a year. Book Now.