Having delivered significant business improvement for a wide range of highly respected enterprises over many years I wanted to explore the possibility of gaining a board position or two where I could provide value over the the next phase of my career. I initially joined AICD but got very little value, so I had been procrastinating and really did not know where to start until I attended “Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass”. I came away with a very clear sense of purpose and a clear direction of the next steps. Also got to meet and learn from a great group of like minded professionals. Thanks for the kick start Kylie. I would recommend it to all aspiring Directors.
You wouldn’t set off on the journey of your lifetime without being fully equipped to make sure the journey is a success. The same goes for starting your Board Career – you need to be fully equipped. Before you embark on your Board Career journey get ‘on board’ with Director Institute Next Generation Directors to give yourself the best possible start on the path to a successful board career. Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass is a day packed full of interactive participation, great advice, enormous networking and a massive learning experience. I walked away from the workshop feeling energised and empowered and ready to face the challenges ahead as I continue on my journey of reinvestment in myself and my talents. I recommend joining Director Institute Next Generation Directors if you want to receive the one on one coaching and expertise that Kylie and her team provide. I’m on my way!
Great Masterclass from Director Institute yesterday. Second time I had been and really re-enforced some very good points that gelled with my own experience in the intervening year. A very good foundation event for budding Director candidates looking to expand beyond local volunteer roles into more commercially based and higher level positions.
I was fortunate to attend “Welcome to the Boardroom” seminar and greatly benefited from Kylie’s street-smart insights, vast experiences and her energy. I recommend Director Institute programs to anyone who is serious about developing a career as a Board member.
Kylie Hammond is an inspiring woman who is generous with her knowledge and expertise. I found her Next Generation Director Institute Masterclass to be highly informative. Kylie highlighted the opportunities within the marketplace, showed a clear pathway and facilitated networking amongst participants. Thanks Kylie for an excellent day of professional development.
Director Institute’s “Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass” for potential Board members was a well planned and executed presentation by Kylie Hammond, the CEO of the Director Institute. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in this sector are top of the range. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in seeking Board roles, to attend her Masterclass. Its a day well utilised and invested. Thanks Kylie.
The Masterclass brought together like-minded people and fostered an excellent environment for everyone to network. I learned some great techniques and tips from Kylie’s team at the Masterclass and also met some amazing people that I would never have had the opportunities to meet. I highly recommend the Masterclass to everyone thinking about starting a Board career or just would like an opportunity to network with other top-notch professionals.
I met Kylie in person recently and was really impressed with the knowledge of her subject and her passion to reform the quality of company boards in Australia.
The Director Institute’s Masterclass workshop which Kylie and her guest presenters deliver is not your usual personal development seminar. For me it served as a means of getting new knowledge as a result of Kylie’s transfer of in-depth knowledge of the Director market place as well as a personal wake-up call as it challenged me to lift my game and take action. The day with Kylie moved me from indifference to sharing her passion about boards and a desire to get on with working with her in the future.
Kylie’s openness, passion and genuine interest in everyone that she meets are just some of the words that I would use to describe her inspirational leadership.
I recommend that anyone interested in serving on a company board to contact Kylie and become infected by her passion.
Best event of the year for me, thought provoking, intense… I feel like I am truely on my path to obtaining that diversity I seek in my career . A big thank you to Kylie and her amazing team.
What a fabulous Masterclass facilitated by you last week Kylie. The content was useful, thought provoking and challenging, the networking opportunities were so valuable, all in all great day of education and opportunity, couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
I thoroughly enjoyed, and got excellent value, from the Director Institute Next Generation Directors one-day event. Kylie gave practical, honest and insightful advice about all stages of the process from starting, and advancing, as a director. A must-attend event for anyone contemplating directorships.
Just attended an inspirational Boardroom Masterclass from Kylie. Lots of nuggets in the form of practical advice, immediately applicable examples and real life stories. Well presented and very engaging. I was also introduced to some high calibre Board members and potential candidates. Highly recommended.
I was fortunate enough to attend the Director Institute Next Generation Directors ‘Welcome to the Boardroom’ Masterclass. What a fantastic day with an engaged, highly skilled cohort of people. Kylie delivers such a practical, step-by-step approach to board directorship and progressing your board career. The content was contemporary, insightful and extremely helpful. I would not hesitate in recommending this session to any aspiring board directors or those who want to unleash their current board potential. It is a course for all types – whether you currently sit on a board/s, are considering your next board opportunity or are yet to start. Director Institute knows the market and the steps you need to take to ‘flick the switch’ to ignite a productive board career. Knowing your value proposition and skills you can bring to the table create the tipping point to a healthy board portfolio. I got so much out of the session and am so glad to be a member of the Director Institute Next Generation Directors!!
Last week I attended Kylie Hammond’s Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass. It was an excellent study in how to gather a clever group of people, inspire them and create an environment for fascinating conversations.
Kylie’s speaking style is inclusive and personal. She openly shares her experiences and learnings so that others may benefit from this knowledge. The Director Institute sticks closely to its mission of creating the next generation of board directors and it is this clarity that differentiates it from many membership organisations. The focus is practical and pragmatic, and happily lacking in sugar coating. I’m looking forward to my journey as part of the Director Institute’s diverse network.
I have known Kylie for a short time, but have followed the Director Institute for over two years. Kylie is a very self-confident person and is well connected throughout Australia and overseas. Kylie has been the driving force of the Director Institute which has seen the institute become the preeminent source for board directors and advisers in Australia.
Kylie is incredibly passionate about training next generation of directors. She brings that passion together with her knowledge and experience to create a unique product. Kylie’s style resonates with me very well. Her directness leaves no room for doubt. Kylie is an excellent coach and every minute you spend with her would give you a lot of value.
I highly recommend Kylie and Director Institute – ‘Welcome To The Boardroom Leadership Masterclass’ delivered insightful content, the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of like-minded people and practical steps towards a board career. Kylie was inspirational, challenged our way of thinking and delivered direct, no-nonsense advice which I’m looking forward to implementing.
Welcome To The Boardroom is a true masterclass session. Professionally organised & real insights. Kylie & Sonia were simply outstanding. Learnt a lot and got an opportunity to meet a great bunch of people
I attended the Director Institute ‘Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass’ lead by Kylie. It provided me with a very pragmatic view of what the steps I can follow in order to understand what roles I am looking for, what my value proposition is to prospective organisations and how to find opportunities through networking. The class was very energising and motivating. It was also an excellent opportunity to network.
Masterclass was an excellent day, met a great crowd of likeminded business professionals & equally excellent presentation by Kylie & networking has given so many new opportunities
I can recommend Kylie Hammond without hesitation as someone who knows the board and director scene, and how to succeed in it, better than anyone else I’ve met. After some Skype and email discussions, and joining her Director Institute, I had the pleasure recently of attending one of the masterclasses for advice on starting or building an independent director portfolio. I learned a great deal, and I will continue to work with Kylie over the coming months to achieve my objectives. Kylie also has probably the best board-level network in the country.
Kylie is one of those people that if you get the chance to know them you realise you’ve happened upon someone quite special. Her knowledge of the corporate world and its governance is second to none, but what makes Kylie different is her passion for making that world better for those inside and out and her generosity in helping people find their purpose and articulate how they can contribute to organisations. I’ve just completed the Welcome to the Boardroom course and found it incredibly useful for planning my own career journey. I would recommend Kylie to any one in the corporate world thinking about their next steps or their potential for a portfolio career.
Kylie’s passionate approach to life is inspiring and infectious, my experience in dealing with Director Institute has been very positive. Kylie is an authentic business leader, there is no hidden agenda and I recommend Kylie’s skills and experience to anyone seeking to propel their business or career.
Prior to attending the the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass I read other feedback from those who attended previously. As such I did have high expectations from the event. I must say my experience surpassed the expectations. Kylie and Sonia were inspirational and their practical tips and insights were simple, logical and relevant. I so enjoyed it and am now thinking of attending another one!!!
If you have ever worked with someone who you could instantly build a rapport with, and could see immediately that “They knew their stuff” and could help you solve a problem, pivot from it, or guide you to a better place, then you will understand why I am recommending Kylie as an Entrepreneur, Board Advisor and for Executive career advice and recruitment, Board development and placement, including Leadership development.
I attended the Welcome to the Boardroom seminar and it was chock full of not just inspiration and information but solid, practical, achievable steps to making your portfolio board career a reality. Kylie (and Sonia on leadership) were terrific, and the room was full of interested and interesting people. Hands down one of the best events of this type I have ever attended. Perhaps the best even. Well worth the investment. Thoroughly recommended.
I am an experienced Principal of a very large school and a member of Not For Profit Boards. I recently attended the Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom masterclass. It was simply brilliant. The nine-hour seminar was jammed packed with quality, in-depth information covering a breadth of issues relating to the tools and strategies required to transition into becoming a board member; developing an awareness of your unique selling point; the skills boards may require; qualities of leadership for a board member and chairman; and, strategies to transition one’s qualities and skills into in getting to this next level. The sessions were delivered expertly. The networking opportunity was brilliant. Great work Kylie, George and Sonia. I gained much from the masterclass. Thank you
I recently attended Director Institute – Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass as my first event as a member of the Director Institute.
I enjoyed each session because they were informative, educational, entertaining and practical, presenting key elements of the next generation directors tool set, such as creating a vision for your future, leadership, what makes a successful leader and leading with impact, networking (properly and effectively),how to fast track your board search strategy, creating your own brand, and presenting yourself and your career in a way that cannot be ignored by prospective employers such as founders, owners and boards.
At the end of this training, with Director Institute tools, techniques. methodologies and examples in hand, I am excited, inspired, enthusiastic. motivated, supported and confident about the opportunities for me to create an extraordinary and rewarding career of board service.