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. You know; tickets, passport, money, travel guide etc. 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. I completed the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass under the expert guidance and tutelage of dynamic CEO (and a great Perth girl) Kylie Hammond together with Global Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach, Sonia McDonald. It was a day packed full of interactive participation, great advice, enormous networking and a massive learning experience. I walked away from yesterday’s 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. Thank you Kylie for showing me what’s possible and how to achieve success at the CEO/Boardroom level. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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. It is clear that at the heart of Kylie’s work and the subjects facilitated by Leadership HQ’s Sonia McDonald, is the importance of ethical, values based board leadership and that this is the foundation for a strong board culture that benefits the business. Knowing your value proposition and skills you can bring to the table create the tipping point to a healthy board portfolio. Thank you Kylie – I got so much out of the session and am so glad to be a member of the Director Institute Next Generation Directors!!
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.
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.
I was invited by Kylie to attend the Masterclass which is run by her organisation the Director Institute.
The day was thought provoking and very professionally run but beyond that I met some wonderful likeminded people who will be invaluable to my network.
Kylie is very well connected and I would recommend attending one of her events and connecting with her. Thank you.
Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass was a great event, packed with useful information and tips. During the day we were encouraged to think about how to develop a strategy to enhance our board careers and really given the time to start creating what would make us stand out in the crowd. I also met some really interesting people so it provided an excellent networking opportunity. Finally the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and facilitated an easy exchange of thoughts and ideas.
I attended Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass in Sydney. I found the day to be extremely beneficial with speakers who were both knowledgeable and passionate on the topics. It gave me a great insight into the need for a career plan and also how to develop that strategy. The day also helped me to understand the importance of personal branding and how to achieve that. All in all I’m extremely glad I attended this and have little doubt it will help me in obtaining board positions in the near future
Kylie, I want to thank you, George Garrup and Sonia McDonald, for the excellent facilitation at Next Generation Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass.
I enjoyed the event, made excellent networking contacts and I value the relationship now established with your team.
Indeed I would like to register my recommendation to those who are either wishing to extend their current Board portfolio, or to seek practical guidance on how to start a Non-Executive Board career, to contact Kylie Hammond at Director Institute.
The Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass hosted by Director Institute was a very valuable starting point for me in becoming more serious about taking my board directorship ambitions further. Many of us who have been in business for lengthy periods often feel that the step to board positions will be relatively straight forward. The reality is that having a ‘playbook’ that clearly defines and assists in positioning you for the most appropriate roles is invaluable. Director Institute helps focus the approach in easily understood modules and they provide the resources to ensure you start on the right step. The networking throughout the day was very well structured and I felt that there was a lot to take away from the experience. I would highly recommend attending for those with board aspirations.
Director Institute ‘Welcome to the Boardroom’ Masterclass hosted by Kylie in Brisbane recently was excellent. Kylie is an engaging and informative presenter. No airs and graces. Kylie’s ability to speak from personal experience and share her inside knowledge was enlightening. Kylie kept it real, enabling participants to gain clarity on their professional goals and build awareness of the foundational skills needed to launch or expand a Board career.
Having had the pleasure of seeing Kylie in action gives me confidence to recommend her and the Director Institute for any individual looking to broaden their portfolio to include directorship.
I enjoyed very much participation in the Sydney Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass. It provided real practical advice about seeking board positions and provided excellent guidance to me as to how I personally can further develop my career as a Director. I will also work on further building relationships that started yesterday across a multi discipline group of like minded people.I strongly recommend to anybody wishing to build a Director portfolio joining the Director Institute.
Kylie has been instrumental in guiding me in the process of implementing an Advisory Board for my business, Red Fern Lingerie. Her knowledge in business has been a great assistance to me and her extensive network has allowed me to be introduced to key people who will assist me in growing my business and brand. Thanks to Kylie’s recommendations, I am now working with highly talented, skilled and experienced people, and both my business and myself will benefit.
My association with Kylie has been inspirational and rewarding. Not only have I learnt from Kylie’s experience, but her recommendations and her approach to planning to achieve is truly remarkable. I have no hesitation in endorsing and recommending Kylie whatsoever.
I connected with Kylie late last year after I enrolled as a Member of Director Institute. Two things impressed me most about Kylie. One, her mission to make Australian Boards more diverse, not merely in terms of gender, but also ethnicity, functional background, entrepreneurial flair and a new level of commitment to governance. Secondly, Kylie’s straight talk. She calls a spade a spade not even a shovel. As someone who is very discerning about which Boards I want to be on, I believe Kylie is the right person to get me there however long it takes.
Kylie and her team of experts really know their stuff… when it comes to planning, positioning and acquiring board level positions. I recommend if you are considering a board career, or are a board director looking to increase your board portfolio, or are a company looking to fill a board director placement, that you speak with Kylie, George and the expert team at Director Institute.
Thoroughly recommend attending the Director Institute ‘Welcome to the Boardroom’ Masterclass. Filled with insightful and relevant content, Kylie and her team have created a program which prepares and equips any current or future directors with the appropriate understanding of what is required and expected from today’s serving board members. Well done!
So you want to be a company director? Sit at the big table? I think we all do. I certainly do. There comes a time in life when this is just the correct thing to do. For me I’ve achieved much of what I set out to do in my career and it’s time to captilise on my knowledge and experience by serving on boards. Enter “Welcome to the Boardroom”. An intensive one day course run by Director Institute Next Generation Directors and presented by Kylie Hammond, George Garrop, and Sonia McDonald. In a busy schedule one day was enough to explore the fundamentals of building a board career, meet a fascinating group of like minded individuals, find the inspiration to pursue the goal of a board career, and understand the path forward. If it’s time to add Executive Director and / or Advisory Board Member to your CV this is the place to start.
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.