“BOARD READY: How to Find Another Board Seat”
A Program Offered Through The American College of Corporate Directors
WHY THIS PROGRAM?
Board service can be a satisfying and rewarding way for accomplished executives and professionals to make significant contributions to an organization. It’s also a valuable experience for C-suite executives to become more effective in interacting with their own boards.
The process of joining a board today is not intuitive. The comment we at ACCD frequently hear from many senior executives is: “I want help in finding a corporate board seat…or another corporate board seat.” Getting that “invitation” to join is substantially different than any search for a senior management position. Plus, there is a rapidly evolving set of expectations placed on today’s board members.
Success usually requires that you have the necessary boardroom skills and understanding of the issues and environment facing today’s boards AND your own road map and process to join a board that works for you.
The American College of Corporate Directors has established an affiliation with Mike Jeans - a long-time active ACCD member, experienced CEO, respected career coach, and former president of New Directions, Inc.
He has a highly personalized program - “Board Ready” - specifically designed to enable you to join a corporate board. “Board Ready” is a separate, independent program that provides a valuable addition to the services offered to ACCD members and to other executives and professionals interested in board service.
“Board Ready” enables ACCD members (and non-members) to join a board by becoming attractive board candidates. It provides a proven process for effectively finding the board position(s) that are right for you. The program offers highly personalized guidance, one-on-one coaching, and a practical structure and road map to efficiently navigate the process for finding a board position. It helps you become a viable – and attractive - director candidate.
WHAT IS COVERED?
This pragmatic program consists of five one-on-one sessions (either face-to-face or by phone) with Mike Jeans. These can be sequenced according to your schedule and your preferred pace. It covers the development of your own compelling messaging - your “board brand”, the creation of a board-focused resume, a separate board biography, and guidance for your LinkedIn profile. It also develops a personal roadmap for an effective and efficient process to enable you to join a new board. The program specifically includes:
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The program has two goals: (1) to get you invited to join a corporate board with a reasonable amount of time and effort on your part, and (2) to provide you with exposure to a carefully assembled array of timely information that will make you a more effective director on your current board(s) or on any future boards you join. Completion of this program earns you 15 Credit Hours and 1 Forum Credit toward your Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors (www.accdirectors.com). Non-ACCD members may become members after completing this program and, in the process, earn 15 Credit Hours and 1 Forum Credit. The full cost of the program is $5,000 for ACCD members ($6,000 for non-members). If you are currently a director, this program may be reimbursable to you by your current board as an on-going director education expense.