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7 Days To Board Confidence

For Aspiring NFP Board Directors



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Want to give back but don’t feel

Build the confidence to step into your first NFP Board Position and become the leader (and advocate for change!) you want to be in your community & the world.

I get it. The boardroom can be a really daunting place,
especially if you haven’t been a board director before.

This course is designed to help you build an unstoppable confidence so you’re ready to accept your first board appointment!

Get Board Ready Course Outline


Defining the ‘why’ that will steer you to greatness

By the end of this day you’ll:

  • understand if boards are for you
  • consider the work that’s required to be a board director
  • clarify what is motivating you to be a board director – “your why”

Eliminating the biggest fears that hold too many aspiring Board Directors back

and how to overcome them

By the end of this day you’ll:

  • identify what’s holding you back from a board role
  • create an action plan to overcome your fears
  • get your mindset right!

Four ways to fast track your board confidence

By the end of this day you’ll:

  • understand the differences between a board and the management of the organisation
  • create a plan to build your board confidence
  • move from knowing to understanding to action!

Mastering the mindset all exceptional board directors tap into

By the end of this day you’ll:

  • understand the mindset of exceptional board directors
  • learn how you can make use of this mindset too
  • gain the confidence to practice this mindset

Developing your unique board value proposition to showcase your potential

(even if you can’t see it yet!)

By the end of this day you’ll:

  • clarify your key strengths for a board
  • understand what other value you bring to a board
  • practice how to pitch your value

Three behind the scenes insights on becoming a board’s dream applicant

By the end of this day you’ll:

  • understand the mindsets of exceptional board directors
  • learn how you can make use of these mindsets too
  • gain practical activities to implement each mindset.

Deep dive with an experienced board director

By the end of this day you’ll:

  • understand the mindsets of exceptional board directors
  • learn how you can make use of these mindsets too
  • gain practical activities to implement each mindset.

What people are saying

Rachel Enkel

It helped me to see the importance of knowing my values and aligning my values with any potential board as well as defining my risk appetite for the type of board position I am looking for at this stage and what effort I am willing to invest in a new board position. With the skills I learned I have found how to best present myself as a proposition.

Silvia Lozeva

I am feeling much more confident about my contribution to making a better world through a board role.  It is a great experience, thank you so much for your leadership!

Catrina Wold

It gave me the boost that I needed to take the next step in leadership training. It is an easy session to tune in to after the work day, plus you get to attend in the comfort of your home! I would definitely recommend for those with an interest in leadership and board governance.

Nichola Browning

It helped me reflect on my personal qualities, career, experience, strengths and know my limitations. This experience has given me more confidence to start the journey, keep a journal, supported me to prepare, plan my next steps, network and explore opportunities. It has opened my eyes to the possibilities. So motivating, Thank you Alicia!

Your Learning Guide

ALICIA CURTIS is an outstanding business and community leader and the founder of Alyceum, a leadership development company. Alicia has a Masters in Business Leadership and in 2019 was named in the Business News 40under40 list, in 2018 was named the EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the western region, in 2017 she was named in the inaugural Westpac 200 Business of Tomorrow List as well as rating in the Westpac and Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence List across Australia in 2014.

Alicia has facilitated the hugely successful Engaging Young Leaders on Boards program which has helped countless young professionals get onto community boards.  In 2016, Alicia co-authored Difference Makers: A Leader’s Guide to Championing Diversity on Boards with CEO, Dr Nicky Howe.  Alicia also started the #1000youngdirectors campaign which aims to ignite 1000 young directors onto community boards to increase diversity, support succession planning and improve our local communities.

Alicia has served on a range of community boards over the last 15 years and was most recently founding board chair of 100 Women, which has fund raised and awarded $500,000 to causes supporting women and children.


When will I get access to the program?

You will gain access immediately after you enrol for the course.  From that point, you’ll receive Board Ignition emails for 8 weeks to explore the course.  You will have life-time access to the course which means you will have access to the online materials for the life-time of the Board Ignition course.

How is this course different to other governance courses?

The Board Starter is a taster.  Start your board journey at a low cost, low risk option to get you thinking if this is the position for you.

If you are super keen to get your first board role, then we suggest the Board Ignition course  to learn more about board governance, the Not-For-Profit sector and pathways onto your first board role.


Is there an age restriction to complete the course?

Absolutely not!  All ages are welcome and we’ve had retirees who have completed the course and gained so much from it.

How long will I have access to the course materials?

You get lifetime access to the course as long as the course is available.

What is the price and currency of the Board Ignition program?

The Board Starter course is 129 AUD (including GST). We want to make it affordable for you to explore if this is a volunteer role for you.

Are there any live components to this program?

No. This program is a series of modules. You can go through the program content such as notes, video interviews, quizzes and challenges as fast or slow as you like.

What’s your refund policy?

We’ve worked hard to produce an amazing series of modules including interviews with Australia’s most talented and inspiring leaders and experts. That said, if you’re unhappy for any reason within 7 days after purchase, we’ll refund your money.  Please read carefully our full Terms of Sale here.

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