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Take on Board during July and August

Dear Guest,

Here is your monthly digest for July and August about what's been happening in the Take on Board community.
Board vacancies open:

Join the VCOSS board - VCOSS is appointing two new Board members; one for three-years and one for two-years. Applications close Monday 6 September. More information here.

Here’s a great opportunity for young people looking for an entry into governance roles. 

Solve-TAD has a unique opportunity for a Victorian-based individual to join the board and assist them to govern and define the strategic direction of the new company. More information here.

Chair of Oaktree's Board. Oaktree is a youth-run organisation that works to empower young people to take action to achieve positive social change.

If you are a leader with experience in providing mentorship to others and are passionate about young people, justice, and human rights, then we want you!

To read the position description and apply here.

cohealth board director -  contribute to the strategic leadership of community-based healthcare to deliver real impact for the communities we serve. Information here

Volunteer Board Director vacancy for Ballarat Community Health. More information here.

Board vacancies now closed:
  • Rural Workforce Agency, Victoria Limited (RWAV)
  • Board Chair, Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (Voluntary)
  • Neighbourhood Connect
  • Women's Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Trainer
  • The Werribee River Association
For more information, please refer to the Facebook group.

Shared resources, opportunities, announcements:
A brilliant resource for all NFPs out there that rely on volunteers. Find out more here.

Forbes article, A ‘Twist’ On Top Ten Governance Trends For 2021A slightly different take on developments likely to impact corporate governance in 2021.

AICD article, Number of women on top Australian boards still climbingThe latest gender diversity report by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) reveals that the number of women on Australian boards continues to climb in 2021.

Head over to the Facebook Group to read other group member insights.


Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships support exceptional leaders with breakthrough solutions to some of Australia's most pressing social and environmental challenges, supporting them with the resources to help bring their ideas to fruition. This one-of-a-kind program seeks experienced, entrepreneurial and connected individuals with projects that are high impact, unique, scalable and sustainable. Fellows will each receive $150,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program, which includes up to $30,000 for approved expenses. Expressions of Interest close at midnight AEST on Sunday 5 September 2021.

The Leadership Circle Conference on 9 September is now free! - so if you're keen to explore, you might be interested to join their upcoming conference - which they have generously just made complimentary in recognition of the impact of COVID on people in Australia. Register here.


Helga will be interviewing Sharon Sutherland, Global Center for Board Matters Leader & Asia-Pacific Networks Leader, in a few weeks so feel free to pose questions/comments for her to ask her they we catch up!

Events (current):
Decision84 (concluding next week) - get a 10% discount on registration using TAKEONBOARD10.

Events (past):
Board KickStarter Program
The 2021 program is coming to a close this Saturday. 

To be part of the 2022 program learn more here and send me an email so I can pop you on the waitlist. 

Take on Board online breakfast event
If you weren't able to attend (or just want a refresher) listen to the podcast of the event here - a  presentation by Brynn O'Brien, Executive Director of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility. She presented an overview of ESG (Environmental, social and governance) considerations for boards

Subcribe to the Take on Board podcast so you don't miss out on Part 2 of Brynn's presentation next week where she answers all our guests questions.

Take on board Facebook Group

The Take on Board Facebook group is a space for us to share tips, tricks and advice. If you have questions, opportunities or challenges feel free to share them with this group and we'll help each other out. I look forward to welcoming you to the group!


Speakers and topics

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Maybe you have topics you would like us to speak about? If you have suggestions on who we should feature on the podcast, please email me or share your thoughts on the Take on Board Facebook page.

Here are the latest episodes from the Take on Board podcast during July and August:

Listen to the podcast episodes from July and August (below) where Helga and her guests speak on a range of topics such as:
  • culture
  • love and kindness
  • co-chairing
  • risk oversight
  • trust
  • diversity and inclusion
  • assest management
  • boardroom journeys.

Helga and Maali discuss culture in the boardroom.

In this episode, Helga speaks with Cassandra Kelly about love and kindness in the boardroom.

Listen to this episode as Helga talks about co-chairing of boards and committees.

Helga and Caitlin Siostrom talk about the risk oversight on not for profit and small organisation boards and how to create meaningful risk appetite statements and policies that are fit for purpose, no matter your resources.

Helga speaks with Sandra Sucher about trust between boards and the people they govern.

In this episode, Helga and Jennifer Dalitz have a conversation about diversity and inclusion in both the boardroom and the organisation, and the link between the two. Plus, they also touch on the relationship between risk and opportunity.

Dr Monique Beedles speaks to Helga about the board's role in asset management.

Today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga's speaking with Maree McPherson about her journey into and out of the boardroom.


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