Engineers on boards: Pathways, positions and pitch

10.30 am — 1.30 pm AEST, 13 — 20 June 2024


An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

Engineers excel at processing information, evidence and data to solve complex problems. This unique skill set makes you an asset on a board or committee. Despite these clear benefits, less than three per cent of corporate directors in Australia are from a STEM background.

There are different types of boards and positions for each stage of your career. But applying for boards demands a different approach to applying for a job — even at a senior level.

This practical course is taught by an engineer who's made the shift. You'll learn:

  • how boards and committees are structured and the types of roles you could apply for
  • what's involved as a board member and how to assess your skills against the role
  • how to prepare and lodge a winning application.

This course begins with learning the structure and functions of boards. You'll then build your understanding of boards, why engineers make valuable members, and how your skills fit in. 

Finish with practical information on where to find vacancies and the application process.

After completing the course, you'll know how to find the right board role, and have the ability and confidence to apply for it.


Is this course for you?

This course suits engineers of all disciplines, particularly if you're looking to take on a board role.

It's valuable for professionals in the engineering industry, including:

  • CEOs
  • executives
  • senior managers
  • managers
  • program and project managers
  • team leaders.




Member: $690* ex GST  
Non-Member: $811.77* ex GST

*1% credit card surcharge applies.

Key speaker
Stacey Daniel FIEAust CPEng NER
Engineering Education Australia
Registration close
13 June 2024
10.30 am AEST