Accepting Applications: A Practical and Bite-Sized Program to Build Your Board Skills

We are excited to collaborate again with JCI Eastern (Melbourne), an organisation that provides development oppoirtunity to empower young people under 40 to make a difference, to offer BOARDen Your Career training in 2024.

Whether you are an early career professional who is thinking ahead about building your career or someone who wishes to brush up their governance knowledge, you are welcome to join us this August to “BOARDen” your career.

An Introductory Course to Begin Your Board Career (4 Weeks)

Led by experienced board directors and committee members, the BOARDen Your Career Program makes governance training relevant and digestible.

Further improved from our previous program, the 2024 BOARDen Your Career Program will be 4 weeks in duration, starting Monday 5 August 2024 and will be delivered online.

The introductory course will include bite-szied email lessons on key topics twice a week followed by weekly one-hour online group session, which consists of key concept discussions and Q&A time with industry leaders.

The total commitment to the program is 1.5 hours per week to digest the email lessons and attend the online session.

Week 1
Understanding governance fundamentals answering questions such as what is a board? What are director’s duties?
Week 2
Understanding finance
Week 3
Understanding constitution and board operations
Week 4
Self-reflective activities to upskill your leadership skill and better prepare for a board career


Turning Theory into Practice

As an organisation that supports the development of young people, JCI Eastern (Melbourne) welcomes participants who have successfully completed the BOARDen Your Career training to put their learning into practice by becoming a member and being involved.

Some of the practical opportunities may include:

  • becoming a local board member
  • volunteering to lead a community project.