Governance NZ

Getting Board Ready & Beyond Workshop

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These popular half-day workshops are run regularly throughout the year in the main centres.

This three hour workshop, facilitated by Simon Telfer, will provide practical guidance and useful tools to assist with applying for and successfully securing board positions – whether you are seeking your first board role or are looking to grow your existing governance portfolio.

Maximum learning outcomes are achieved by the analysis of real-life case studies and examples, and by encouraging interactive discussion. Simon will also share his research around governance appointments in New Zealand.

Key areas covered

  • challenging motivations for undertaking board roles
  • creating a strategy for securing governance roles
  • identifying personal board strengths
  • developing a governance CV
  • building your governance network
  • applying and interviewing for board positions
  • due diligence before accepting roles

Who will benefit

  • directors looking to grow their governance portfolio
  • executives transitioning in to board roles
  • aspiring directors looking to get their first board position

All attendees will receive comprehensive handouts, including notes and a Governance CV template


Simon Telfer

Simon Telfer has coached over 400 aspiring and experienced board members on how to develop their governance career. Leaning on 20 years international recruitment experience and appointment of over 100 NZ directors and trustees, he is able to offer practical, real world advice. Simon serves on a number of boards himself, is founder of Appoint Better Boards and was co-founder of SpringBoard.


Members $299 (GST incl.)
Non-members $349 (GST incl.)