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Women's Board Leadership Program courses

All program dates are listed below. These dates are correct at time of publication and are subject to change. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for a description of each course option and information about the time commitment involved.

Benefits of the Board Seminar

Provided by Leadership Victoria.
Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 5:30pm to 9pm

Discover how you can leverage and develop your personal and professional skills to make a difference as a board member.

Foundations of Directorship™

Provided by AICD.
Dates: Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 November 2017
Time: 9am to 4:30pm

2018 dates - yet to be released

This program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the main components of directorship – governance, strategy, risk and finance. You will establish a new director-oriented outlook that will prepare you for a successful board director career.

Board Leadership for Aboriginal Women

Provided by Leadership Victoria.

Dates: Monday 5, Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March 2018
Time: 9am to 5pm

Examine the requirements of the board director role and enhance your leadership skills to benefit board, organisational and community outcomes.

Board Leadership for Culturally Diverse Women

Provided by Leadership Victoria.


  • Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Tuesday 1 May 2018
  • Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • Wednesday 6 June 2018

Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Explore excellence in board governance in a culturally relevant and peer support context.

Self-advocacy and Presenting for Success in Interviews Workshop

Provided by Leadership Victoria.

Series 1

Workshop date: Thursday 26 July 2018
Time: 10am to 12:30pm

Board Recruitment: Mock Interviews - Select a one hour session on one of the following dates: 8, 9, 14 or 15 August 2018

Series 2

Workshop date: Wednesday 29 August 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 8pm

Board Recruitment: Mock Interviews - Select a one hour session on one of the following dates: 4, 6, 12, or 13 September 2018

A practical skills-based workshop to develop your self-awareness, confidence and skills in communication, self-advocacy and interview techniques to present positively and with confidence during board recruitment interviews.

Ways Women Lead

Provided by AICD.

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

This course will provide participants with knowledge of the competencies of effective leaders, examine the role of female directors as leaders and consider ways in which women leaders can enhance their leadership skills to improve board and organisational outcomes and performance.

Company Directors Course™

Provided by AICD.

2017 dates (full time option)

  • 30 October to 3 November 2017
  • 13 to 17 November 2017
  • 27 November to 1 December 2017
  • 4 to 8 December 2017
  • 11 to 15 December 2017
  • 6 to 12 December 2017

2017 dates (part time option – one day a week over 5 weeks)

  • 14 November to 12 December 2017

2018 dates

Yet to be released.

In this course you will gain a greater understanding of the practice of directorship and the mindset of a director as a leader of an organisation, before examining the directors’ duties and legal environment, risk oversight, strategy contribution, financial performance analysis and measuring board effectiveness.

Mentoring program

Provided by Leadership Victoria.

Series 1

Mentor Program Induction
Wednesday 18 April 2018
12pm to 2pm

Mentor Program Midway Check-in
Wednesday 25 July October 2018
12pm to 2pm

Mentor Program Close
Wednesday 21 November 2018
12pm to 2pm

Series 2

Mentor Program Induction
Tuesday 18 September 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Mentor Program Midway Check-in
Tuesday 11 December 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm

You will be matched with an experienced and trained Victorian Government or community-based board director who will support you in your board leadership development in a 12 month mentoring program.


Provided by Leadership Victoria.

Scheduled by agreement from September to November 2017 and February to May 2018.

Benefit from a one-on-one coaching session with an experienced board member focusing on progressing your board career.

Networking event

Provided by AICD.

Date yet to be released.