I was fortunate enough to recently attend the Director Institute Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass. As a first-time attendee, I found the session very interesting and rewarding. The content was extremely relevant for professionals contemplating a board role, or indeed a career as a non-executive director. Topics covered included career planning, leadership, networking, personal branding as well as transitioning from executive to board positions.The workshop was an ideal size and encouraged interaction around the room. The flow of the session was great. It also offered an immediate networking opportunity with other attendees which was actively encouraged.Overall, I would recommend for anyone considering a non-executive board career to attend.
I recently joined Director Institute and attended the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass event. It is very well presented, logically structured and focused on your director career development. Kylie is a very professional presenters and gets the message across efficiently. Refreshingly so, they offer a logical practical approach and avoid long-winded theoretical waffle. It is a worthwhile event, cost-effective and highly recommended.
I attended Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass. It was an excellent study in how to gather a clever group of people, inspire them and create an environment for fascinating conversations. Kylie’s speaking style is inclusive and personal. She openly shares her experiences and learnings so that others may benefit from this knowledge. Director Institute sticks closely to its mission of creating the next generation of board directors and it is this clarity that differentiates it from many membership organisations. The focus is practical and pragmatic, and happily lacking in sugar coating. I’m looking forward to my journey as part of Director Institute’s diverse network.
As a Director of a boutique management consultancy, investing time in myself is a rare occurrence. However, I made the the time to spend a day at the Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass in Brisbane – a really worthwhile investment of time. Many thanks for Kylie for a really insightful and inspirational day – exactly the challenge and opportunity for targeted self reflection that I needed. The day has provided me with some of the building blocks that will hopefully form the basis my board career going forward.
It is quite confronting to have to write about one’s self, mentioning all the positive attributes you think a newly introduced person will want to know first off, to warrant an interview for a Board position. Kylie guided us through it with spirited discussion and the vibrancy one would expect from two very successful women. The networking opportunities were outstanding and I have already had emails back today from people wanting to get started on possible business and offering their network for introductions. Kylie spends a lot of time at the big end of town and were happy to share their insights in whats happening where. In this rapidly changing world where its difficult to keep up with everything, all of the time and decipher what is fake news and what is not, its good to spend time with people who are so up to date and so well connected as to have the real inside information.
I joined many leaders for a day of reflection and insights into the ability to lead companies in the future. Kylie guided us through a journey of understanding and preparation to become the next generation of Directors.
Kylie’s ability to highlight the landscape and acknowledge the vision and combine them into complex made simple.
The Next Generation Directors Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass was outstanding, not only for content, but for the level of professionalism and inclusion. If you are a current Director or have considered a career on a Board, you need to make contact with Kylie and her team.
Few people have the opportunity to connect with highly entrepreneurial people – I had the pleasure of meeting with Kylie from the Director Institute who shared her insights in becoming a Board Director. Thank you Kylie.
I attended the Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass and was very impressed with the quality and depth of the course and the very practical, insightful and helpful sessions covering a broad range of very relevant topics. There were many great tips in how to approach being invited to join a Board and how to ‘position’ and ‘brand’ oneself for success. Kylie presented a road map that anyone can follow and course materials that enables one to embark on the journey with confidence and optimism.
There were also excellent networking opportunities. A very worthwhile day that I can highly recommend.
Best event of the year for me, thought provoking, intense… I feel like I am truely on my path to obtaining that diversity I seek in my career . A big thank you to Kylie and her amazing team.
I attended the Director Institute Masterclass with Kylie. The event was professionally run and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The content was well presented and the audience was engaged throughout the various modules. I highly recommend attending this workshop if you are considering a board engagement.
What a fabulous Masterclass facilitated by you Kylie. The content was useful, thought provoking and challenging, the networking opportunities were so valuable, all in all great day of education and opportunity, couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
No one in Australia is as passionate about upgrading the diversity, quality, relevance and skills of the boardroom as Kylie, nor as successful at placing a new generation of leaders onto Australian boards. This workshop-style one day class gives a very clear perspective on both the opportunities for prospective board members as well as the challenges involved in self-promotion, personal brand, networking and having clarity on what makes you as a board candidate stand out from the crowd. Highly recommended!
I invested a day in attending the Brisbane masterclass and was so pleased I did. The sessions were practical and insightful. Kylie’s personal and professional insights have certainly provided me with another lens through which to view the development of my board career as well as equipping me with practical strategies to take the next steps. It was a pleasure meeting the other participants and sharing our stories and expanding our networks. Great day. Highly recommend it. Looking forward to the next opportunity to work with Kylie.
Thank you Kylie for your commitment to meeting your clients needs and for the enthusiasm and clarity that you bring to this process.
I highly recommend anyone considering a future Board role to attend Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass. Well worth the experience as it has greatly opened my mind and given me some of the key tools needed to launch myself towards a Board position. Kylie Hammond provided a day long masterclass that was enlightening with vital strategic information. Together they provided a setting for interactive networking between a group of highly qualified experienced individuals who are future and current board room leaders. I an looking forward to developing myself further with their guidance.
I recently attended the Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass. The day was highly informative and practical. Some of the most valuable aspects of the day were Kylie’s candid and open tips and strategies for developing a successful board career, the practical planning process provided and the excellent network of people in the room.