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 the American College of Corporate Directors (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 executive 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 roadmap 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 corporate CEO and board director, respected career coach, and former president of New Directions, Inc. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjeans).
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 by Corporate Board Member, and to other executives and professionals interested in board service.
“Board Ready” enables you to join a board by becoming an attractive board candidate. 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 roadmap 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 THE PROGRAM COST?
The program has two goals: (1) to get you invited to join the right 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. Upon completion of this program, if you are pursuing a “Director Qualified” certification from the American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD), you will receive credit for the 3-hour virtual fundamentals workshop that is required for this certification. The full cost of the “Board Ready” program is $5,000 for ACCD credential holders. If you are currently a director, this program may be reimbursable to you by your current board as an on-going director education expense.
Alternatively, should you decide not participate in the above program, you may choose to have a board-focused resume, a separate board biography prepared as well as guidance in adapting your LinkedIn profile. This prepares you in developing your personal brand so that you can position yourself as a desirable director candidate with skills needed in a boardroom. The cost of this option is $1,600.
For more information, contact Mike Jeans at email@example.com