Many successful professionals would like to serve on boards. They are attracted to non-executive directorship opportunities to:
- Continue developing their careers and leadership capacity
- Transition from full-time executive roles to part-time non-executive roles as they move into the next stage of their life
- Leverage their wealth of knowledge and experience in a way that meaningfully contributes back to society
However, despite their aspirations, pursuing a director’s path is unfamiliar and challenging territory. Even accomplished leaders can find it difficult to objectively assess and articulate their proposition to prospective boards. Although they would like to be sought out for such opportunities, they recognize that they will need to successfully market themselves. This can be a confronting prospect as it often involves cultivating a new portfolio of skills and tools to navigate unchartered territory.
There is a lot of information available from books, courses and website to prospective directors interested in getting onto boards. However, there is not a lot of practical implementation assistance available to aspiring directors wishing to fast track their ambitions. nLIVEn has developed a specialty program, drawing on the expertise of our associates in this area, called The Director’s Path.
The Director’s Path Program
The Director’s Path Program was developed by nLIVEn to assist prospective directors catalyse their development. The program blends personal and professional development to assist participants make a successful career transition into directorship.
The purpose of the program is to assist talented individuals crystallize the formulation of their goals, dreams, aspirations and vision into a working plan that can be articulated with the assistance of an experienced professional coach/mentor/facilitator/chairman. It aims to define, design and develop a clear pathway to securing suitable non-executive directorships for aspirant professionals. Importantly though, it also provides periodic accountability and support to ensure you walk that path and fulfil your plan.
The program is comprised of four key distinct stages. Some of the components of each stage include:
• Reviewing and refining your Executive CV
• Developing and / or augmenting your Director CV
• Articulating and précising your brand proposition
• Preparing your Profile
• Using your Profile on LinkedIn
• Analysing and determining your ideal fit with a short-list of industries / sectors
• Gap analysis of skills, experience, qualifications to define a product development strategy
• Designing and documenting a simple, practical twelve-month marketing action plan
• Interview training and rehearsal
• Networking and pitching
• Garnering endorsements, letters of recommendation and other support
• Maintaining accountability for implementing your marketing action plan
• Interview preparation and debriefing
• Reviewing and assessing offers
• Communicating and managing expectations
• Reviewing contracts and offer documents
• Due diligence on prospective boards / board members / organizations
• Decision making support
How is the The Director’s Path Program delivered?
The Director’s Path Program is comprised of four key components:
The tuition for “Stage 1 – Packaging” of The Director’s Path Program depends on the level of support you prefer:
Provides a basic packaging service including reviewing and refining your Executive CV, developing and / or augmenting your Director CV, articulating and précising your brand proposition / elevator pitch, a preliminary marketing audit.
In addition to the features outlined above, preparing a cover letter template, preparing and posting your Profile on LinkedIn
Expands on the second option by adding in assistance in curating a professional photograph, endorsements of your profile on LinkedIn, debriefing your preliminary marketing audit.
The great thing about “Stage 1 – Packaging” of The Director’s Path Program is that all we need to get started is:
- A completed program application form
Please let us know if you have any further questions. If you would like to proceed simply confirm which of the three levels of support you would prefer during your registration process.
If this is not your first program with nLIVEn, your previous completed application forms will be used and the terms & conditions of our programs remain the same unless otherwise advised.
The fixed pricing for these different service levels is as follows:
- Payment terms are 100% in advance when purchasing this program.
$1,575 including GST
$2,095 including GST
$2,615 including GST
Pricing includes Information, Tools and Resources + Electronic templates + Support.
Are you ready?
What is the enrolment process?
Contact nLIVEn on +61 (3) 9889 7777 to book a 20-minute introduction call. We will discuss a broad outline of what you would like to achieve from the Program.
Schedule a 50 minute session with your coach, either at nLIVEn, by telephone or Skype to discuss the design of your program. We will send you a checklist of materials that your coach needs to review beforehand.
Choose the best package for your circumstances. Process payment in full. Fill in and submit registration forms.
Schedule your first session with your coach, or all dates at once if you prefer.