your board career


What is this course?

Hosted by co-founder and CEO of Future Directors, Paul Smith, this unique DIY online course will help you decide if a non-executive board position is something you want and, if so, how can you start and accelerate the process with a clear framework for success.

How long does it take?

It’s really up to you! You can watch all the video tutorials in a day and take action immediately. Or, you could take a few weeks or even a year. However, we recommend you aim for 4-6 weeks to introduce yourself to the process of kickstarting a board career.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone curious about the boardroom and acts as a way for you to learn our unique yet proven CONNECT Method.

If you are not ready to invest in our full Make Me a Board Director program and join our Alumni, then the online course is the best option.

What are people saying about it?

  • Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
    “The course opened my mind to the world of opportunities available to those looking for a position on a board. Additionally, it helped me overcome some of my deep self-limiting beliefs around age. I have a passion for learning and love the way this course feed the brain through different mediums; video learning, worksheets to complete, handouts to read and tasks to go away and do. I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about applying for a board role!”– Hayley McDougall (NZ)
  • Asking the Right Questions!
    “The course provided me with a valuable introduction to the key questions I needed to ask myself before pursuing a board role. It prompted me to ask what type of board role is the right fit for me and how can I best position myself to get it.” – Chris Nightingale (Australia)
  • A Valuable Introduction
    “The course has given me a valuable introduction on what type of board role suits me best and the steps to follow to achieve a successful board role.” – Carlo Guaia (Australia)
  • It made Absolute Sense!
    “This course was very insightful and made absolute sense in terms of the 7 step method for securing the ideal board role. I am thankful for having the opportunity to complete it.” – Ming Zhang (Australia)

What does the course include?

  • Learn our unique and proven 7-step C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Method for finding and securing your ideal (first) board role

  • 9 instructional videos by our Founder & CEO, Paul Smith, detailing each step of CONNECT and more!

  • Mentoring by Paul (via our online platform)

  • Workbooks, templates and more supporting documents to help you raise your personal profile and communicate your unique value to networks and boardrooms.

  • Interact with and build a supportive network on Kickstarters

  • Ultimately this course can be done at your own pace but your coaching calls will deliver you confidence, guidance, motivation and more at any point during the course.

  • 1:1 coaching sessions with Paul (optional extra)

  • OK, we'll also throw in a FREE copy of Paul's book, "Right Seat, Right Table: An Outsider's Guide to Securing Your Ideal Board Role"

  • NOTE: The full cost of this course can be put towards our Make Me a Board Director program or 1:1 coaching.

For a limited time, buy access for only $165!
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