How are we helping people like you become Future Directors?

FDI was established to find and nurture fresh talent into the boardroom. Since 2015, hundreds of next gen professionals (aged 21 to 50+) have kickstarted and accelerated their boardroom journey with us.
We believe it takes the ‘five C’s’ to give you the CONFIDENCE to become an influential non-executive board director…whatever your starting point.
Our job is to show you how to get them. The first step is our CONNECT Method – a proven framework and strategy – and then, as a part of our Alumni community, you’ll get more support and opportunities throughout your leadership career.

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    Consider Your Commitment.

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

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    Own Your Unique Value.

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

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    Network Your Value.

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

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    Nail Your Assets.

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

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    Execute the Right Plan.

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

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    Conduct Your Due Diligence.

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

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    Thrive in the Boardroom.

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

Our flagship and award-winning program is designed to give you the confidence, visibility and board readiness to find and secure your ideal non-executive director role.
We welcome you to be a part of our diverse Alumni Community.

Our unique online course is for those types who aren’t ready to commit to the process of becoming a non-executive director.
If you are just curious about the boardroom then our unique online coaching course is the best place to start.

Many individuals, community groups and companies need more tailored learning & development.
Our experienced team designs, develops and delivers whatever is needed to help you, or your people, get to where they want to be.


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Questions asked by Aspiring Directors

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.