Online board paper courses

I have developed two online board and committee paper courses:

  • Write to Govern: How to write board and committee papers – available to individuals and organisations
  • Taming Board Paper Templates – this course is tailored for your organisation

Write to Govern: How to write effective board papers

This course will help you write board and committee papers with greater confidence.

For A$395 you receive:

  • Information based on my 10 years’ experience working with board and committee papers
  • 10+ podcasts (interviews) with experts (more interviews will be added regularly)
  • Videos
  • Activities

Course content

Part 1: Boards

  • The board’s role
  • Your audience
  • Managing the blur
  • Qualities of effective board papers
  • The board paper processes and time frames

Part 2: Think first

  • PACK
  • Structured thinking

Part 3: Templates

  • Purpose statements
  • How to write recommendations
  • How to write summaries
  • How to write a background section
  • Linking to strategy
  • Writing about risk
  • Writing about financial information

Part 4: Writing

  • Structure and coherence principles
  • Formatting
  • Writing skills

Part 5: Reviewing and editing

  • Reviewing
  • Editing
  • Review your own paper

Part 6: Presenting to the board

Interviews with board paper experts

This course includes interviews with:

  • Ken Marshman, chair or REST Industry Super
  • Christine Hawkins, non-executive director
  • Rob Campbell, New Zealand chair and non-executive director
  • Lisa Coletta, corporate governance specialist
  • Davina Stanley, managing director of Clarity College
  • David Wright, Wright Management Consulting
  • Barry Rafe, Rafe Consulting
  • Peter Whyntie, independent compliance expert
  • Aaron Slater, Head of Enterprise Performance, Australia Post
  • Dana Skopal PhD, linguist
  • Julie Garland McLellan, author of Presenting to Boards

You will be taken to my Online Writing Training website to buy this course via Stripe or PayPal. (You can choose to pay by credit card.)

Email me if you would prefer to receive an invoice and pay by direct debit.

Buy now for A$395.

Taming Board Paper Templates

Tailored for your organisation

For this online course, I take the template section of the Write to Govern course and tailor it for your organisation based on your template. You can also include interviews with key stakeholders, such as your chair and CEO.

If you have a modern template and train people to use it well, you are also teaching them to write better.