The Advisory Board Technical Foundations Program is an executive micro-credential designed for business owners, executives, leaders and professionals who support them, who are seeking best practice guidelines on how Advisory Boards technically work.
Understanding the ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework™
Introduction to the ABF101 Framework
Advisory Board Best Practice Principles : Clarity of Scope
Advisory Board Best Practice Principles : Independence
Advisory Board Best Practice Principles : Fit for Purpose
Advisory Board Best Practice Principles : Structure and Discipline
Advisory Board Best Practice Principles : Measurement
Activity - Scenario Planning Best Practice Principles
Activity Review - Scenario Planning Best Practice Principles
Advisory Board Best Practice Guidelines
Applying Best Practice Guidelines
Roles and Responsiblities
Ethics and Code of Conduct
Good Governance of an Advisory Board
Advisory Board Model Variations
Accelerators and Incubators
Activity - Scenario Planning Best Practice Guidelines
Activity Review - Scenario Planning Best Practice Guidelines
Personal Reflection and Planning
Practical Applications of Your Learning
Before you go...
Why learn with the Advisory Board Centre?
We are the professional body for the global advisory sector.
Our research-backed programs add significant value to professionals on Advisory Boards or in individual engagements to support broader strategic outcomes.
Our vision for our programs is to provide professionals with a challenging learning environment where they can engage with evidence-based ideas, share their own experiences and insights and deepen their relationships to gain practical understanding and renewed confidence in an Advisory capacity.
This course provides an excellent introduction to and/or reminder about all aspects of Advisory Boards. From the principles and purpose to practical steps for establishing a board and maintaining relevance, the course is comprehensive in scope. The content is easy to follow and digest, it's set out in a user-friendly format. I recommend this course for businesses and advisors alike, regardless of the phase of the advisory board journey.
This material is applicable regardless of country of origin where you wish to advise. I appreciated the reminders to get the work done, while still fresh. And I much appreciate the downloads of the materials, which have wide usage for great business governance.
With an excellent starting foundation this course develops a much better understanding of practical application and potential areas of concern. It navigates in a seamless and informative manner. Thoroughly recommended !
I was very happy with the course content and the way it was delivered with no jargon.
Very succinct and not repetitive at all. It was great to hear the opinions of the other Advisory Chairs and their diligent answers to the Road Test questions.
That being said, I still obviously have a lot of reading left to do in the way of resource documents.
The online course provides an effective way to progress at your own pace. Like a rich resource, reviewing and redoing the content allows more insights and details to be captured and understood. I also completed the day course which provided alternative peer experience sharing, however the online course allowed more information to be absorbed. A great resource both for business owners and advisors.
The Foundations course was self paced and both engaging and fulfilling. The time to complete the course passed quickly such was the quality of the content and the manner it was presented. I wish I had known about the course years ago!
Louise is an award-winning entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor. Louise has received recognition from industry and government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector. In 2005, Louise established an advisory board for her own business which has provided her with first hand experience in how a well-run advisory board can positively impact CEOs. Since 2012, Louise has served as Chair of many commercial advisory boards. She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for advisory boards in the Asia-Pacific region.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the program designed for?
The Advisory Board Technical Foundations Program is designed to support professions in a variety of applications including: Advisory Boards Advisors and Chairs, Business owners or executives looking to engage an Advisory Board, Committees, Steering Panels and Working Groups, Service Providers, Incubators/ Accelerators, Investors/ Venture Capitalists.
Will I be supported in my learning?
The program has been designed following leading eLearning principles designed to provide you with a flexible, self-paced yet fully supported learning environment. You will have full access to program resources including Activity Guides, Best Practice Guides Resource Library and Videos.
How long does the program take?
This is a Executive level program. Please allow 6-8 hours in a self-paced learning environment for review of the program videos, resources and activities.
Is this program eligible for Continuing Professional Development?
The Advisory Board Centre courses and programs may count towards continuing professional development/education (CPD/CPE) requirements for members of professional associations.
The Advisory Board Technical Foundations Program is equivalent to 8 hours CPD.
How long do I have program access?
You will have full access to the program and course materials for 30 days from registration.
What are my professional development pathways?
As the professional body for the advisory sector, the Advisory Board Centre provides professional membership and executive learning and development programs. To explore your professional pathways, visit www.advisoryboardcentre.com.au.
Completion of this program may contribute to CPD/CPE requirements for external professional bodies.
Can I access discounted pricing for my team?
The Advisory Board Technical Foundations program is a effective program for professional services firms, Executive teams and Boards. Contact the Advisory Board Centre directly to discuss special pricing for teams and for purpose organisations.
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