Expressions of interest: 2023 WiT Technology Leaders: How to Effectively Communicate with the Board

  • 12 Dec 2022
  • 09 Jan 2023
  • Virtual

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WiT Technology Leaders: How to effectively communicate to the Board - Presentation & Reporting

Technology Leadership Master Class

Overview: An established intensive online course for technology leaders to hone their skills in reporting and presenting to Boards and/or Advisory Committees. Run over a 7-week period, participants prepare a fictional Board report and present to actual Board Directors as part of the course. 

Who Should Attend?

Technology Leaders who are:

  • Looking to sharpen their leadership and communication skills in delivering content to the Board and/or Advisory Committees
  • Currently writing or significantly contributing to Board reports
  • Asked to present or respond to Boards and/or Advisory Committees but are unsure if their communications are effective
  • Keen to practice and learn in a safe environment

Learning Outcomes

  • A clear understanding of the role, power and influence of the Board and Management and its implications for the Technology function
  • An in-depth knowledge of Board expectations of reports and presentations
  • The ability to prepare high quality succinct and crisp content relevant to Board members
  • The ability to convey key messages to senior stakeholder audiences

Key Benefits

  • Practical experience in front of actual Board members including actionable feedback
  • Strategic communications expert review to maximize each individual's impact and effectiveness in Board presentations both oral and written
  • Professional development, leadership lessons and skills for career progression
  • Peer networking opportunities with other participants

Program Overview

  • Intensive 7-week course with six interactive virtual sessions, in which participants will be coached on effective Board presentations, including presenting a mock Board paper to actual Board members and receiving actionable feedback
  • The fictional scenarios provided are very comprehensive often based on actual case law. Current scenarios have cybersecurity content applicable across all technology leaders from CIOs, Risk & Governance Managers and CISOs who report to Board
  • Participants will be provided with course material to help them prepare their own Board paper. We encourage participants to undertake structured pre-work before each session, to reflect on the implications for their Board impact and their organization

Full Program Cost: $2,750.00

Your Presenter

Helen Henderson (MAICD) has provided counsel on strategic communications for over 20 years to CEOs and senior management at listed and private companies through to small NFPs. Qualified with a Bachelor of Economics and an MBA coupled with her extensive experience in corporate transformations, she specializes in the provision of strategic communications counsel, the development and facilitation of bespoke Leadership Team workshops and senior executive communications training programs - with a commercial focus that delivers results.

Based on client demand, Helen established Board Impact, to bridge the gap in understanding between IT executives and Boards. Working in consultation with Board directors and in partnership with a range of experts from a variety of fields, she draws on the latest industry thinking to maintain high standards of professional development training and on-going business relevance.


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