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2018 Board Accelerator group coaching program for women

Helga Svendsen

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am (AEDT)

2018 Board Accelerator group coaching program for women

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
Board Accelerator 20/02/2018 $1,800.00 $81.99 $188.20
Super Early Bird Ended $900.00 $41.49 $94.15
Early Bird 31/01/2018 $1,200.00 $54.99 $125.50

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Are you:

  • Looking to improve your practice as a Non Executive Director?
  • A Director of an organisation and dealing with challenges – managing the CEO, mergers,
    board evaluations, effective financial reporting, diversifying the organisations funding base and more?
  • Looking for a place where you can learn from others and share your own wisdom so we can practice better governance?
  • Looking for a safe space where you can discuss these challenges, knowing that confidences will be kept and constructive insights will be shared?

If you have answered yes to these questions, then Board Accelerator is for you. This 12-month program of monthly breakfast meetings with a small (10-12) group of women Directors will cover topics including managing the CEO relationship, succession planning, what to do in a crisis, financial reports and more.

The program will commence on Wednesday 14 February 2018 from 7.30am – 9.00am at a CBD location. It is a 12-month program with 10 x monthly breakfasts. There will not be a session in January or December. The program will finish in November 2018.


  • February 14th, 2018
  • March 14th, 2018
  • April 4th, 2018
  • May 9th, 2018
  • June 6th, 2018
  • July 4th, 2018
  • Aug 1st, 2018
  • Sept 12th, 2018
  • Oct 3rd, 2018
  • Nov 7th, 2018

Program includes: 10 x 2 hour monthly sessions, full breakfast at all sessions, “alumni” discounts to all Board Kicktarter/Board Accelerator events (eg: quarterly breakfast).

Board Accelerator Program – $1,800 + GST (10 x group coaching sessions).

Super Early Bird - $900 + GST (ends 8th December 2017)

Early bird - $1,200 + GST (ends 31 January 2018)

Scholarships: I am committed to encouraging diversity and equality and have a number of scholarships available for this program. Two scholarship places are available at 75% discount. As a guide, someone applying for this scholarship might be a woman who is undertaking unpaid caring responsibilities, or in part time work and/or in the not-for-profit sector and will likely be earning less than $50,000. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, you will need to provide an outline of your reasons and evidence of financial circumstances and, if accepted, you will be provided a code to register and pay. Please contact Helga on

Note: This program is designed for women only.

What others have said about Board KickStarter:

Helga’s Board Accelerator Program was terrific. Helga ensured a safe space to learn and discuss all the ins and outs of being an effective board member. I learnt lots and made really useful action plans for my improved board practice and the monthly meetings and regular follow up ensured I carried these out. Another excellent aspect was the great network of women participants. While each had different experiences all were generous in their sharing - we learnt so much from each other and I believe will remain firm friends. Thank you so much Helga for making this extremely rewarding experience possible. Leonie Morgan AM, Board member of Film Victoria and Holmesglen TAFE

I was a member of Helga’s Board Accelerator Program and found it fantastic. I enjoyed having the ability to discuss practical ways of implementing good governance. It has improved my confidence and effectiveness as board member, and having the calibre of other participants to share and garner ideas from was incredible. The women attending the program came from a diverse array of backgrounds which added value to the experience and I look forward to continuing to share ideas and thrash out issues with them in the future. Thankyou Helga for providing this opportunity and making it an extremely worthwhile experience. I encourage women to join Helga’s Board Accelerator Program, we can continue to add value and diversity to boards and therefore improve performance of organisations. Liz Kelly, Board member, Breastscreen Victoria

The Board Kickstarter program was a really good overview of responsibilities of Directors and governance role and issues. I really enjoyed it - it was fun, collaborative and inspiring. To those that are thinking about it, I say "Go do it! Definitely sign up". Bring your thoughts and experience and also an open mind to absorb what you learn. Thanks for the opportunity. Helga facilitated the program with a combination of her energy and passion for driving women to be confident in taking a path to directorships Anna Chung, Senior Finance Executive

Helga's Board Kickstarter program was a really good way to explore and understand what's involved in a NFP Board and how to go about it. But it was more than just that - it was also a useful way to rethink career development. The atmosphere was was creative and collegiate - a supportive network. Helga helped us to inspire ourselves. I'd recommend it to anyone in career transition or who is seeking to take up a Non Executive Director role Melissa Clarkson, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Members Equity Bank

Helga's Board Kickstarter program demystified what being on a Board is all about. It helped me to understand what skills I had, where to look and gave me ideas for my CV. It provides perspective on the big picture that you don't always get in the stresses of day to day life. I liked the informal, flexible atmosphere and meeting a group of like-minded women. Overall, it was inspiring, motivating and very enjoyable. To others that are thinking about it I would say "just do it Nicole Kepert,Conciliation Officer at Accident Compensation Conciliation Service

I recently completed the board kickstarter with Helga Svendsen. Helga provided positive and uplifting sessions. She guided the group to set attainable personal and professional goals and gave us confidence to identify our strengths in order to determine some clear direction in our future career path.The sessions had a fabulous energy and it was great to share the experince with five inspiring women! Nadine Gaskell, Knox Council

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CBD location - To be confirmed

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am (AEDT)

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Helga Svendsen

Helga specialises in strategy and planning, stakeholder engagement and governance. Building on her extensive leadership roles in government, not-for-profit and membership organisations, Helga is a dynamic facilitator, a supportive and challenging coach, an effective trainer and an engaging speaker. Helga is passionate about wise decision making, engagement and connecting talk to action. She revels in assisting individuals, organisations and communities to engage effectively and gain clarity on their role in making the world a better place.

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