Boardroom Mastery™

An individualised learning experience for accomplished directors.



This elite boardroom experience is unlike anything else out there.

Are you looking to become more effective in the boardroom?

Designed with experienced directors in mind, Boardroom Mastery™ is an award-winning boardroom simulation that aims to provide you with a greater understanding of yourself and your peers. 

Recipient of LearnX's prestigious platinum level awards in two categories—Best Blended Learning and Best Leadership Development— Boardroom Mastery™ seamlessly integrates knowledge and hands-on experience within a three-day, immersive learning setting. 

As a participant in Boardroom Mastery™, you’ll work alongside other esteemed directors in this intensive program as expert facilitators take you through realistic governance and crisis scenarios.    

During the experience, you’ll also receive one-on-one sessions with an organisational psychologist who will explore your individual behaviours so that you better understand your own decision-making.  

See upcoming Boardroom Mastery™ sessions below. Applications close 10 weeks prior to each session. 

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This is an elite course for experienced leaders.
As such, to gain entrance to the course interested candidates must be accepted via the application process.

You will have to demonstrate that you have the requisite knowledge and experience, including:

  • completion of the Company Directors Course
  • a minimum of three years’ experience as a director
  • experience on multiple boards


  • a minimum of five years’ experience as a director
  • experience on multiple boards

Applicants will be advised of the results of their application within 5 working days of applying.

Boardroom Mastery will challenge you to perform under high pressure conditions. Your existing experience will be tested to elicit personal behaviours and social capabilities.

You will join a board with your peers and work as a group to analyse information, share views and decide courses of action to address realistic governance and crisis scenarios.

Expert facilitators will create conditions which challenge you in three areas:

  • Director self – Your ability to manage your thinking and behaviour to ensure effective communication and contribution towards the group’s goals.
  • Board dynamics – Your individual ability to manage the contribution of your peers to produce effective governance decision making.
  • Governance knowledge – Your ability to apply governance theory under conditions of complexity and uncertainty.

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • greater self-awareness by knowing your expertise and its limits, your motives and biases, your behaviours at your best and your worst.
  • improved self-control by managing attention, focus, emotional responses, contributions and group behaviour.
  • increased boardroom awareness to identify power and influence games, structural and perspective biases, decision stages, boardroom dynamics and dysfunctional behaviour patterns.

Facilitated by experienced governance experts and an organisational psychologist, the focus of Boardroom Mastery is self-mastery, emotional intelligence, influence and personal effectiveness.

Prior to commencement, you will have a coaching session with an independent organisational psychologist. The psychologist will attend the three days of the course and will provide you with further individual feedback.

Then, with a small cohort of fellow experienced directors, you will form a new board for the real-play simulation and case study.

Over three days circumstances will arise requiring your immediate board attention, crucial governance decision making and demonstrably strong leadership.

The pressure factors in the simulation involve ambiguous and provocative events that mirror real-world occurrences.

This applied learning course is the essential next step for experienced directors wanting to take themselves to the next level.

Participants can expect the course to run as below:

6-3 weeks prior to course Organisational psychologist invites participants to participate in Hogan psychometric surveys and personalised one-on-one debrief
2 weeks prior to course Participants receive pre-reading case study materials
Advertised dates Three-day facilitated course including:
  • case study simulation;
  • board evaluations;
  • 360° feedback on both individual behaviours and board effectiveness, and;
  • input from attending organisational psychologist.
1-5 weeks after the course Participants are invited to a one-on-one post-course debrief with the organisational psychologist

Apply to be part of this unique and exclusive experience now.

Contact us for more details.

Find out the costs associated with undertaking Boardroom Mastery™.

Prices for courses from 1 October 2024 are:

Member pricing: $11,600

Non-member pricing: $15,750

For more information about pricing, you can contact us via the enquiry form below.  

Select your preferred date and location

To register for this course, please contact your state office on 1300 739 119


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Boardroom Mastery certainly took me out of my comfort zone. I worked with an amazing group of non-executive directors, and gained insights and connections that I know will make me a better director.

Jackie Howard GAICD
Director, Aged and Community Care Services Provider Association

The three-day Boardroom Mastery simulation really challenged me to reflect on how my behaviours impact others and what I can do to help the boards I sit on be more effective. I highly recommend it.

James Atkins FAICD
Non-Executive Director, Melbourne Water
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