Board Ready Program 2021 — Become a Future Director

Designed and presented in partnership with Future Directors Institute. We are proud to offer the opportunity to launch and accelerate your board governance career through value-aligned board roles. Increase your influence, create greater impact, and become recognised for your contribution to purpose-led change.

Board Ready Program 2021

The program is designed as unique action-learning experience, divided into three phases which will be conducted virtually:

  • Phase 1: Preparation & Background Reading
  • Phase 2: Group Masterclasses
  • Phase 3: Alumni Support

Background preparation support:

Prior to the Group Masterclasses we’ll give you all the preparation materials to help you to get the most from the program. This includes a digital copy of the award-winning book, ‘Right Seat Right Table’ by Paul Smith.

Group Masterclasses

The Board Ready Program will take place over 3 x 3hr group virtual video sessions.

Subjects will include:

  1. Governance 101 — understanding the “Language of the Boardroom”
  2. Identify & Articulate your unique Boardroom Value Proposition (BVP)
  3. How to find the right board role for you
  4. Maximise your chances in the application and interview process
  5. Director & boardroom scenarios — how to think like a director
  6. Finding your voice as a non-executive director

The course also includes:

  • Role playing board room scenarios
  • Guest speakers to share their board room journey and experiences


You will be joining a curated, small group of like-minded professionals from the Puffling community, with the ability to leave the course with strong connections and a supportive network to share more with as you consider your board path.

Course dates:

February course dates: Wednesday Feb 10th, 17th, 24th. 5–8pm

March course dates: Tuesdays Feb 9th, 16th, 23rd. 5–8pm

Structure: A 3*3 hour program of masterclasses to support the best approach for those who are time poor but want the greatest efficiency in course content and outputs.

Participants: Spaces are limited to a maximum of 10 participants so please book early to secure your preferred dates.

Cost: Program is usually $1,500 but booking through Puffling offers a discounted rate of $1,350

What our alumni say about the course:

I’ve done the AICD course and it’s great; what it does is it teaches you the things you need to know as a director but you walk away from it & you’re not sure what boards you’re suited to and you’re still not sure what you bring to a board… and that’s this course does. If I had my time again I would do them the other way around. Because the real key for me was this course helps you understand & articulate what you bring to a board and gives really practical advice on finding a board that you’re a good match for and that’s a good match for you

“Thoroughly enjoyed the content and got a lot out of the process of understanding my why and value proposition…but more so getting to meet other people on the same journey was priceless.”

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