Building a Career in Board Governance (Virtual)


This workshop provides practical guidance, useful tools and valuable insights to assist with applying for, and successfully securing, board positions. From creating a compelling CV through to board interviewing techniques and beyond, helping you to take control of your governance career. This online training session is invaluable for both those seeking their first board role and for those looking to increase their governance portfolio.

Topics covered include:

  • overview of governance and leadership
  • pre-application considerations and due diligence
  • creating a personal brand and social media presence
  • where to find your first board role
  • writing a great CV and covering letter
  • interviewing techniques
  • what to expect at your first board meeting
  • next steps in building a governance portfolio


Ziena Jalil, Independent director and strategic advisor

Ziena is an award-winning business and public sector leader, focused on deepening New Zealand’s engagement with the Asia Pacific, and improving outcomes for those with diverse cultures, abilities and experiences.

She holds several governance roles across public, private and charity sectors, including: Toka Tū Ake Earthquake Commission, Education New Zealand, Asia New Zealand Foundation, DNA, and the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Ziena trains boards and directors in effective governance and inclusion, and also consults on strategy and stakeholder engagement. She is a keynote speaker and commentator on Asia business, leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Recognised by Campaign Asia Pacific as part of its 2020 Women to Watch, a group of 40 outstanding women in the Asia Pacific, Ziena has received several international awards for her work promoting New Zealand trade and education in Asia, where she was based for 10 years. She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, Global Women and Asia 21. Ziena holds a Master of Arts (First Class Hons) in International Relations and Politics, a Bachelor of Communication Studies, and Diploma of International Trade.


Members $100 (GST incl.)
Non-members $349 (GST incl.)


This workshop is delivered online via Zoom. A link to join will be sent two days prior to the workshop date.


Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for 2 CPD structured credits per day based on 1 credit per hour of attendance

Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued in respect of cancellations received within 48 hours of the event occurring.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • 01 Nov 2023

  • Virtual Event

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