Apr 192012

Following an afternoon learning how to embark on a Non-Executive Director career, the first cohort of the Executive Transitions Non-Executive Director programme were introduced to six organisations who between them were looking to fill over 20 Non-Executive or Trustee positions.This innovative event, held at the Future Inns Hotel, Bristol on Wednesday 18 April 2012 provided a unique opportunity to bring together experienced executives looking for their first Non-Executive appointment and voluntary organisations with Board vacancies to fill.
Non-Executive Director (NED) positions are increasing in number across sectors, but with a large pool of applicants per position, it is a very competitive marketplace and often you cannot be a NED unless you already are one - so how do you get started?Education, experience and reputation are key to success, but a viable career development strategy is also vital to anyone looking for a NED career.The half-day course runs in conjunction with the Executive Transitions' full-day NED Course, but can also be accessed separately by people wishing to gain new tools in NED career development and marketing.  The course gives an in-depth insight into content marketing, social marketing and media, application processes, job creation, CV building and job sources to help delegates develop a strategy that gives them a sustainable route to market.
The course, delivered by Edward Lobbett (seen in the picture above) is aimed to help delegates:

  • Build their reputation through on and offline content
  • Network more effectively
  • Develop their CV and experiences to make them more attractive as a candidate
  • Assess more effectively the type of NED positions available
  • Understand how to convert contacts into NED roles
  • Develop an overall approach to the NED market
The taught part of the course was followed by an informal NED Careers Fair where representatives from 6 voluntary and not-for-profit organisations were on hand to talk to delegates about the live opportunities that are available.Executive Transitions runs NED courses and careers events on a regular basis - check the course and events pages on our web-site to book your place on the next course or event.

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