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UOW Skills Foundry

The UOW Skills Foundry is a new series of hands-on, professional development workshops. They have been formulated to offer all University of Wollongong alumni - regardless of previous qualification - the opportunity to develop specific niche skills to assist you in growing your career.

The first workshop in this series is Welcome to the Boardroom and is designed to help you step up into a board position. If you’re looking to take the next step in your career, want to give your time and talents to a good cause and want your CV to stand out from the crowd, a board position could be your next career move.

The half-day intensive program will feature Kylie Hammond who is CEO and founder of Director Institute Next Generation Directors - the fastest-growing network of director talent in Australia. Her insights will fast-track your board career. At the end of the workshop you will know how to transition from executive to non-executive and be board ready.

Welcome to the Boardroom Workshop
DATE: Thursday, 16 May 2019
TIME: 9am – 1pm
VENUE: Sydney Business School Level 10, 1 Macquarie Place Circular Quay
COST: $85 - Includes workshop, additional resources and light lunch over networking

Sold out - please email alumni@uow.edu.au to join the waitlist

Kylie will step you through the types of boards you could sit on as well as the expectations, ethics and governance behind the role. She will delve into the desired abilities of a board director so you can refine those soft skills and best sell your talents. Discussion will also be had on the importance and effectiveness of diversity on boards.

Workshop Agenda

  • Session 1 | Board Director Landscape
  • Session 2 | Expectation of a Board Member - (Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, Governance)
  • Session 3 | Rules Of The Game - How to Fast Track Your Career and Hot Skills/Your Board Search Strategy
  • Session 4 | Developing Your Unique Value Proposition (Exercise) & Elevator Pitch
  • Session 5 | Transitioning to Director – Putting Your Roadmap into Action

This workshop would normally cost $295 however we have secured a UOW alumni exclusive rate of just $85 including additional resources, lunch and networking opportunities. All participants will receive the comprehensive Keys to the Boardroom eLearning workbook program for follow up learning, plus complimentary access to the Director Institute job board so you can apply for board roles and board director opportunities.

This is an interactive workshop so places are very limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Sold out - please email alumni@uow.edu.au to join the waitlist

About the facilitator

Kylie Hammond

Kylie Hammond is the CEO and Founder of Director Institute Next Generation Directors - the fastest-growing network of director talent in Australia. Kylie is a leading consultant in board and executive search and board talent management, in addition to being Australia’s foremost CEO business mentor.

Ms Hammond represents executive clients via her exclusive board and talent management programs; manages a number of executive search engagements; and coaches a range of clients across executive, leadership, sales, business, women’s issues and career development areas. An experienced board director, serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Kylie founded Director Institute Next Generation Directors to develop and connect the next generation of board directors with Australian and international organisations and boards.

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Last reviewed: 2 May, 2019