How To Recruit The Best Board Members For Your Organisation

This eLearning course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to attract and retain the best!



Board recruitment, and more importantly, recruiting the best board members is one of the most important challenges for any not-for-profit organisation.

The strength and success of your organisation and its ability to achieve its mission through high standards of governance, creative thinking, and commitment are dependent on the board and those the organisation entrusts to lead it. Recruiting the right people will ensure organisational sustainability and growth.

This eLearning course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to attract and retain the best!

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What’s covered

  • What is a 'good' board member?
  • How to determine your needs
  • How and where to find the right prospects
  • How to 'pitch' your story ( and what not to say)
  • Screening and selection
  • Orientation

Who's it for?

  • Board/committee chairs
  • Board/committee members
  • CEOs
  • Chief operating officers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Those considering joining a NFP board or committee


  • Insights into the sorts of people you want… and don't want!
  • A clear understanding of the recruitment and selection process
  • The ability to pitch your organisation so that 'No' isn't an option
  • Knowledge of how to retain good board members


Peter Holdsworth

Peter Holdsworth has spent most of his professional career leading, managing, and advising community service organisations, so he has unique insights into what works and what doesn't... particularly in the art of management.

He has post-graduate qualifications in management, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Churchill Fellow.

He also sits on the boards of four community service organisations. His presentations are practical, engaging, and memorable!


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