Created to enhance the leadership opportunities for young people, Get On The Board offers students the opportunity to increase their governance knowledge.
Many boardrooms lack the influential voice of young people who can bring contemporary views to the table of any organisation.
This course helps young people to enhance their professional networks and provides them with leadership skills that are not ordinarily taught on conventional leadership or personal development courses. With the focus on corporate governance, Get On The Board offers a unique opportunity to rise to the top, stand out and lead!
“Thoroughly enjoyed my time on the programme. I think a bit more time could have been spent on voluntary and public sector but overall I was pleased with the course and I have gone on to recommend it to other people.”
The programme is sponsored by the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners (ACGP) and Edinburgh Napier University. There is no cost to participants.
Here is some feedback from two of the events attended by a few members:
Speakers included Christine Hamilton, wife of Nigel Hamilton- former MP, Rob Brown and Morris Goodman-internationally known as ‘The Miracle Man’.
“Overall I had an amazing day and got to meet a lot of very inspirational men and woman who have taught me that there is nothing that you want that you can’t have with the right attitude. I thank the corporate governance scheme for giving me the opportunity to attend this event and look forward to many more alike. – Esther”
Event hosted by Lucy Kite, ITV Weather Presenter
“…an evening of professional networking, fine dining and topical conversations hosted by ITV’s central tonight, very own Lucy Kite. The special guest speaker at the event was David Smith the economic editor of the Sunday Times. The whole event was beneficial as I was able to interact, ask questions and contribute to the discussions. I feel the event linked to governance as it looked at issues globally. Attending this event gave me an excellent opportunity to network and connect with accountancy professionals and the local businesses community.” – Sarah
Graduates of the 2011 programme have made significant progress in their governance journeys. Sheon is now a member of the Inspired Youth Advisory Board. Liz is now the Chair of Governors at St Matthews C of E Primary school! This all within a few months of completing the course!
To become a sponsor or supporter please call 0845 5051875 Download the Get On The Board – Young Leaders Flyer: JPG