Board KickStarter Breakfast - July 2016
Take away messages:
If you are keen on a board role, put yourself forward - let people who can help know that you are interested.
To get a board role, there needs to be vacancies, your skills need to match what they need and you need to love what the organisation is all about.
Know that there is a commitment - of time, energy, skills and more - in taking on a board role.
During recruitment for a role, ask lots of questions about the organisation, and, in particular, get to know the culture.
Rather than thinking about "when's my moment to contribute/speak in a meeting" think about what you are doing when you're not speaking.
As a Board member you are part of a team - it takes all different kinds of commitment, skills and styles.
It's not just about what's in it for you; what can you give?
Be well prepared; speak your mind and be prepared to change your mind.
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Great conversation around the table
Lovely friendly tone
Speakers were terrific – such warmth and enthusiasm in the room.
Getting ideas, thoughts from the speakers on how to move forward
Speakers – quality, diversity and passion.
Essential breakfast for bringing out the ways for potential board members to “put up their hand” and be part of it!
Great time management – both for mingling/developing connections and to the speakers. Also very inspiring contributors!
Speakers were great
I will try to put my hand up where appropriate!
Great to have time to talk after every speaker
All so new and interesting
The three speakers – good common themes but also different perspectives
Short, sharp presentations
Good mix of people
Nice mix of speakers – high energy
Very good insights and food for thought
Short and sharp presentations
All three speakers were very insightful and all had great knowledge and experience to call on
Excellent speakers and good to have 5 minute breaks between presentation to discuss messages
Interesting, diverse speakers
Complimentary speakers – common themes but different, real life speakers
Interesting speakers/topic – good to leverage knowledge and experience of speakers