We are obsessed with the future. The future of governance. The future of the boardroom and the future-thinking people that we need leading change.


Since 2015, we have helped hundreds of fresh and diverse talent into the boardroom of non-profits, publicly-listed companies, social enterprises, start-ups and more.

HOW DO WE DO THIS?

We aim to educate, empower and support aspiring and emerging board directors via our programs and Alumni community. However, it starts with what we call the ‘5 C’s’ that everyone needs to become an influential non-executive board director.
COMMITMENT
CONTRIBUTION
CREDIBILITY
COMMUNITY
CONFIDENCE
Our job is to show anyone how to become fully equipped in each of them.

STEP 1: WHAT IS YOUR STARTING POINT?

Our Director Diagnostic Tool is a gap and needs analysis and a way for you to analyse how equipped you are to find and secure the “the Right Seat at the Right Table”.

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(it takes less than 5 minutes)

STEP 2: THE CONNECT METHOD

Our proven framework and strategy for finding and securing your ideal board role. For us, ideal means the best match of your skills, strength, time and values with those of the company or organisation.

  • C

    Consider Your Commitment.

    It all starts with why, when and what. Clarify and articulate your key motivations.

  • O

    Own Your Unique Value.

    Develop a powerful answer to the question “why you”. Stand out from the crowd.

  • N

    Network Your Value.

    It’s not what you know and who you know, but who knows you and what they say about you!

  • N

    Nail Your Assets.

    Raise your profile and establish your credibility with the right audience.

  • E

    Execute the Right Plan.

    Find your ideal board roles, get prepared and maximise you chance of success.

  • C

    Conduct Your Due Diligence.

    What are the right questions to ask yourself and the board before you say yes?

  • T

    Thrive in the Boardroom.

    Be a Future Director! Learn what it takes to be effective, impactful and influential.


STEP 3: JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Complete one of our board programs and join our growing international Alumni community. You’ll get ongoing support, connections and opportunities throughout your governance leadership career.



Our flagship and award-winning program designed to give you the confidence, visibility and board readiness to find and secure your ideal non-executive director role.
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Our unique online course is for those curious types who aren’t yet fully commited to the process of becoming a non-executive director.
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Individuals, community groups and companies needing more bespoke learning and development. We have worked with some amazing groups to design, develop and deliver whatever is needed to get you or your talent where they want to be.
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Questions asked by Aspiring Directors

  • Connector.

    Am I too young to be a board director?

    Absolutely not. The world needs you to step up now and be that leader… right where you are. We have proof that you are at the perfect point in your life to start. Our youngest graduate was 20 and she’s now on two boards at the age of 22!

  • Connector.

    Am I too inexperienced?

    It’s better to know now what you need to know than wait until you think you’re ready. Let our experts show you if you are ready or not by learning our CONNECT Method. Start with our online course to give you the confidence to move forward, chances are you already have more than you think!

  • Connector.

    Do I have the time to be a board director?

    You can create time when something is important. But, your first commitment could be to take our short online and find out if this is what you want.

  • Connector.

    Where do I even begin getting a role on a board?

    That’s where we come in! It’s called the CONNECT Method and we will help you every step of the way.

  • Connector.

    What boards are looking for?

    They are looking for you! You have unique strengths, skills and value that sets you apart from others. Not all boards need the same things so with our help, we will get you ‘pitch ready’ for the boardroom of your choice.

  • Connector.

    What exactly is a non-executive director and how will I know what to do?

    We can give you all the knowledge and tools you need to thrive in any boardroom setting.

  • Connector.

    What’s the right board for me?

    As we get to know you and your talents more, we can help point you in the right direction. We are confident you will find a board where you can thrive.

  • Connector.

    People say it’s still about who you know… I don’t know anyone!

    What and who you know will always important. But, we also know it’s WHO KNOWS YOU that is the key to kickstarting a board career. We help you get ready and plug into networks that will get you in front of the right people so you can make those crucial connections.

  • Connector.

    Where is Future Directors Institute based?

    We started in Australia and now run full programmes in Australia and New Zealand. Our online coaching course is available anywhere in the world and soon we’ll be running programmes in new countries. Get in touch to find out more.