Board Ready

Company Directors' Program

Board Ready

Accelerate your pathway towards your ideal Board Director role.

Board Directors play a critical role securing the long-term future of the organisations that they oversee. Increasing scrutiny of Boards and the expectations of Directors, mean it’s more important than ever for aspiring and relatively new Directors to have a strong understanding of their accountabilities, coupled with the right skills, behaviours and attributes to add value to effective governance. This program is designed to quickly prepare you for your ideal board role.

What you'll learn

This Board Ready program will enhance your understanding of the core role of Boards, and the interpersonal dynamics that exist at the Board table, and equip you with the capability and toolkit for understanding questioning techniques to fulfill the Director role.

In this program you will:

  • Deepen your awareness of the key responsibilities of a Board Director of both for-profit and for-purpose organisations
  • Gain knowledge and skills to evaluate the expertise, skills and knowledge required to excel as a Board Director
  • Build your skills enabling you to identify board opportunities and participate in the selection process for Director roles in both for-profit and for-purpose organisations
  • Create your own ongoing Director professional development plan

Learning outcomes

This highly interactive and unique program is delivered through blended learning modules combining interactive live sessions, supported by online learning and materials. Modules one and two are designed to lift your skills and behaviours, with module 3 optional for those who are actively seeking out potential Director opportunities.

Module 1 – Director Duties
This module examines the core role of Boards and the responsibilities of a Board Director - the key governance and oversight requirements and the Board’s interaction with the Executive Team.

Module 2 – Effective Directors
This module examines and develops the skills and techniques to assist Board Directors to undertake these duties effectively. It also helps aspiring Directors to pursue Board opportunities that are aligned with their skills, capabilities and aspirations.

Modules 3 – For-Purpose Directorship
This module deep-dives into the for-purpose landscape within Australia, the role that Boards and Directors play, techniques to evaluate Board Director roles within the For-Purpose sector, and the process and development required to secure and hold a Director position.

Throughout the program participants will be exposed to concepts that improve your understanding of Director duties, apply practical learning tools delivered by Monash Business School Professors and utilise executive coaching to enhance your interpersonal capabilities, and support a professional development plan.

Learning journey


Who should attend?

  • Aspiring and Emerging Board Directors and New Board Directors of listed, private, public sector and not-for-profit companies and entities.
  • Corporates with subsidiary Boards looking to offer Board positions to high-potential employees.

Program dates and times

Contact for future dates and times

Program fee

  • Individual modules $2,195
  • Two modules $3,300
  • Monash alumni receive a 20% discount.


Meet the Deputy Dean of Leadership and Executive Education at Monash Business School. In this role, Richard provides strategic direction for our MBA programs, executive education courses and leadership programs. He’s also on the front foot when it comes to engaging with our business and other partners.

Before joining Monash, Richard was the Professor of Work and Organisational Studies, and Associate Dean for Executive Management Education at the University of Sydney.

He gained his BA (Hons) and PhD in Labour Studies from the University of Queensland, and has held a number of influential education positions throughout his career.

Over the years, Richard has built a broad area of expertise, across leadership, new technology, organisational change, future working models, organisational discourse and industrial relations. He’s the lead co-editor of Leadership Development and Practice – a four-volume reference work recently published by Sage, London.

Having worked in a number of organisations around the world, Richard has developed strong networks that extend across the corporate and government sectors.

Lynsey has spent close to twenty years working with organisations and their people to create great experiences and outcomes through culture, leadership, talent, capability and business transformation.

Working with some of Australia's most well known brands and leading organisations in technical, sales and services sectors, Lynsey creates and delivers innovative people strategies, programs, frameworks and initiatives that improve employee and customer experiences, strengthen alignment to business strategy and increase business performance.

Having held senior leadership roles, led large and highly successful teams and driven multi-million dollar projects at National Australia Bank, Coles and Australia Post, Lynsey brings a combination of consulting expertise, commercial acumen, strategic thinking and creative problem solving to help the organisations she works with solve complex people and business challenges.

Lynsey has worked with CEOs and Executive Teams in multiple sectors on large-scale culture, values, purpose, leadership, talent, succession employee experience, capability development and inclusion initiatives and highly publicised business transformations that have been developed collaboratively and delivered tangible outcomes.