Executive Membership – New

$999.00 / year and a $998.00 sign-up fee

Total First Year: $1,997

Support, Training, Documents and Templates to ensure you get a board appointment within 12 months.

Join today and expect a board appointment within 12 months.

Focusing on 3 core principles (Articulation, Aspiration, Application) the Executive package takes you through our signature 5 step board appointment plan (Planning, Documents, Roles, Support, Accountability) and includes access to thousands of board vacancies and the documents required to get you appointed.

Board Appointment Model David Schwarz

Designed to get you appointed. Beyond access to all the vacancies and having a NED CV written for you, core to the EXECUTIVE membership is over 22 hours of On-Demand training. It is absolutely the best way for you to prime yourself for a board appointment within 12 months. Further, this package entitles you to an unlimited number of board application reviews. A ‘critical friend’ service that will get your applications past the gatekeepers into interviews.

Here's What You Get

Board Vacancies: Immediate access to thousands of board vacancies

A bespoke board CV is written for you: By David Schwarz: Australia’s leading board appointment professional

LinkedIn Profile Writing: Utilising your new Board CV as a basis, we will craft or create a LinkedIn profile that evidences your ability to reach your board aspirations successfully

Application Critiquing: No matter how many boards you apply for, we will critique and edit every one of them before submission. Here is what one of our members said about this service – “I am very impressed with the outcome, and combined with an updated CV, I am sure it is going to make a compelling value proposition.”

The Board Appointment Training Series: The 14 Training Modules and 3 Implementation Sessions take you meticulously through every stage of the board appointment process, covering the following topics at your fingertips. The series includes: 

14 training modules that step you through every element of the board appointment process.

  • Training Module 1: What board is right for you?
  • Training Module 2: Writing and verbalising your pitch
  • Training Module 3: How you are going to get appointed
  • Training Module 4: Research, research & research
  • Training Module 5: Developing the right connections
  • Training Module 6: Connecting with weak ties via LinkedIn
  • Training Module 7: The direct approach
  • Training Module 8: Executive search firms
  • Training Module 9: How to respond to advertised roles
  • Training Module 10: Writing a board CV and board profile
  • Training Module 11: Writing a board cover letter
  • Training Module 12: Writing a supporting statement
  • Training Module 13: The NED interview
  • Training Module 14: Post a successful or unsuccessful result

Three implementation sessions
taking the theory and turning it into practice. Designed to ensure you implement what you learn through three easy-to-apply sessions.

  1. Aspiration – Knowing what sort of role you want AND can be appointed to is essential. Regardless of your skills or experience, this session defines the roles that are right for you.
  2. Articulation – Writing your board profile that addresses the 5 key criteria that a chair is looking for and then how to articulate it.
  3. Application – There are only four ways you are going to gain a board appointment. This session outlines them all so you can replicate what successful NEDs do and spend your time effectively.

Unlimited Application Reviews: No matter how many board roles you apply for, we will critique and edit each and every one of them before submission.

Quarterly Live Momentum Workshops (Virtual): Hosted by David Schwarz, these exclusive workshops are designed to keep you on track and motivated. Each will tackle the roadblocks you may be facing to achieve your goal of a board appointment.

 Online Career Planning Tutorial: A 90-minute online workshop with David, where you will define your board aspirations and map out a personal plan to achieve them.

 15 part How to Gain a Board Appointment Webinar Series: 10+ hours of online training presented as individual modules to complete at your own pace.

Online Board Search Masterclass: During this training you will learn how to “Dare them not to Appoint You”. The 2.5-hour video has been broken into more manageable sessions.

NED Directory: Think of it as a LinkedIn for board members – a tool that organisations use to recruit board members.

NED Online Resources: Exclusive downloadable resources and guides including Board CV & Cover Letter templates, interview preparation & E-book.

Weekly Board Appointment Advice: Emailed to you each week and providing the insider knowledge you need to stay focused and gain an appointment.

20% Off all additional Board Direction products and services.

The package has been personally developed by David Schwarz.

Utilising over a decade of board recruitment experience. He has reviewed over 10,000 board applications, interviewed thousands of board candidates, and worked with hundreds of Chairs to recruit non-executive directors. Central to this package is its focus on the 3 core pillars of a board appointment (Articulation, Aspiration, Application) required to get appointed. It then leads you through, in practical detail, the 5 step board appointment plan (Planning, Documents, Roles, Support, Accountability) – including access to thousands of board vacancies and all the development of the documents required to get you appointed.

EOFY - All of our services are tax deductible.

Not Right for You?

We have done all we can to tailor the EXECUTIVE package to your needs but it still might be that it is not right for you. That is ok. The timing might not be right, you might not have the money or you don’t want to commit the time. They are all valid reasons and in this case, you should take a look at the ACCESS or ACCESS+ membership options which still provide access to the jobs and a board CV but are cheaper and require less intensity.

Join today and expect a board appointment within 12 months.

Terms & Conditions

Your Membership begins when we confirm your initial payment. We will automatically charge you a recurring fee of $999 annually until you cancel. You can cancel, upgrade or downgrade your membership anytime. Cancelling your membership stops the charge at the start of your next billing term—but your service will continue through the end of your current term (one year from commencement). Downgrades are only possible at the end of each one year term.