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Board Starter Course

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Is being a board director for you?


Aspiring to be a board director of a community organisation is no small goal.  It takes knowledge about the Not-For-Profit sector and an awareness of your strengths, values and motivations, not to mention an understanding of governance, strategy and leadership. The Board Starter course is for those who are keen to explore the opportunity of being a board director.  It dives in deep into your motivations to serve as a board director to help you realise if it’s the right goal for you.


Why enrol?

Before you jump in head first to more study, networking, self awareness building and more that’s required to get a board role – find out if this volunteer gig is really for you! Find out if it’s the role for you!


It might sound nice to be a board director but it takes time and commitment. 



Board Starter Course Outline

This course offers you the opportunity to dip your toes into the world of being a Not-For-Profit Director and see if it’s right for you.   Check out what’s included in this mini course:

  • Welcome note and video  from Course Creator, Alicia Curtis.
  • Online “Why join a Community Board?”  Workbook  which explores:
    • Learn more about NFP sector,
    • Reasons to join a NFP board,
    • Consider which organisations and boards you would suit
    • Why passion is good but not enough to be a board director,
    • Reasons not to join a board and
    • Eight signs you’re ready to join a NFP board.
  • Inspiring Board director video interview  with experienced director, Erica Smyth AC.
  • Board case study  about board performance.
  • Practical challenges  to get you learning about the community sector.
  • Vital Worksheet  to define your motivations to become a director.

What people are saying

Scott Marshall

Alicia is a brilliant leader and a trail blazer in growing the capabilities of young professionals to take on board roles.

Ashley Dawson

Her passion to make the community a better place is an inspiration to those around her, and especially those fortunate enough to have been a part of one of her leadership programs

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.


You’re in safe hands with Alicia Curtis


Get the Board Starter Course Today!

SALE PRICE – $17 Lifetime access

  • 1 self paced module jam-packed with practical advice about boards and the Not-For-Profit sector
  • 1 exceptional video interview with an experienced Board Director
  • 1 board case studies to explore the elements of a high performing board
  • 1 easy-to-read online workbook
  • Worksheets, practical challenges and further resources
  • Weekly emails with inspiring board directors sharing their journey
  • Private facebook group access for group support, collegiality and access to Alicia
  • Bonus pre-recorded webinars recordings