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Board CV Masterclass

A game-changer for those targeting the more competitive roles | Includes 1-on-1 review

Date and Time
19 Mar 2024
13:00 - 17:30
Fladgate LLP 16 Great Queen Street London Greater London WC2B 5DG, United Kingdom
Director’s Circle
£ 465
Full Member
£ 465
Digital Member
£ 580
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Refunds for all our individual events are available if notice is given three business days prior by email or telephone, or one month prior to first session of our programmes. After this, a transfer to another event will be given. Cancellations on the same business day will not generally be eligible for a refund or transfer, however you may substitute someone to come in your place. In the case of exceptional circumstances let us know and we will consider a refund/transfer.

Are you ready to take your boardroom aspirations to the next level?

Our Masterclass is tailored to YOU, focusing on your CV, your board campaign, and your LinkedIn Profile.

Framing your experience effectively is your gateway to competitive board roles. Learn to articulate your value in a format that resonates with headhunters and recruiting boards alike.

We cover the following keys to success:

  • Identify Your Board-Value Add: Draw out your unique strengths that boards need today.
  • Articulate concisely: Showcase your impact and the contribute you will make to your target boards
  • Optimise for Networking, CV, and LinkedIn: Get noticed and make connections.
  • Individualised Follow-Up: Receive 1-on-1 guidance to maximise your potential as a NED candidate.

Together, we’ll delve into your experience and impact to demonstrate why you’re the ideal non-executive director for your target boards – whether you have a linear career you need to differentiate, or you need to draw out a common thread from your wide-ranging experience.

Our Masterclass takes a personal approach, including a 1-on-1 review, equipping you with the boardroom language that opens doors. This session provides the opportunity to build supportive connections with a small group of fellow members who are also building their board career.

Our comprehensive Masterclass covers:

  • Identifying in-demand non-executive skills
  • Articulating achievements with strategic impact
  • Crafting a compelling Board CV
  • Mastering your elevator pitch as a NED candidate
  • Enhancing your LinkedIn presence
  • Crafting impactful cover letters
  • Includes a peer networking opportunity

Plus, you’ll receive a complimentary 1-on-1 Board CV Review (valued at £95). Our experienced experts are here to provide constructive, honest feedback to refine your pitch.

Masterclass Schedule: 
1-1.30pm Sandwich lunch available
1.30-4.30pm Board CV Masterclass
4.30-5.30pm a chance to network with other delegates and hosts, with wine


Alison Thorne

Alison Thorne is a Chair and Non Executive Director. Currently she is Chair of the National Dance Company Wales and Chair of Barcud Housing Association plus Senior Independent Non Executive director for the Welsh Rugby Union and a Governor for Cardiff Metropolitan University. Alison builds on her equality work as the Wales Lead for Women on Boards and as an Independent Panel Member for Public Appointments for the Welsh Government. Previously a board member for Sport Wales where she Chaired the Facilities Review, a trustee and then Chair at Chwarae Teg (Wales leading equality charity), Non-Executive Director for Thought Provoking Consulting, and a trustee at Tropical Forest Trust (sustainable forest management). She has had a corporate global career in retail, holding executive board roles at Mothercare, George at Asda and Otto UK with executive leadership roles at Kingfisher and Storehouse specialising in Operations, Buying, Merchandising and Sourcing. Her career then developed into Executive search as a partner in a boutique search firm, prior to setting up ‘atconnect’ a business that supports companies to delivers successful teams through executive search and mentoring working in Media, Retail, Housing and Health Care sectors.