How to Set Up an Advisory Board for Success 2022


Use this proven nine step process to help your best clients set up their Advisory Board

An effective Advisory Board is the crucial success factor underpinning many New Zealand’s businesses right now, both large and small. Yet most Advisory Boards are set up with little thought and planning. Some have a very short shelf life, and others fail to live up to the expectations of the business owner, or never actually get off the ground at all.

For a professional services company being able to guide your clients through a proven process to set up an Advisory Board is a great opportunity for you to extend your service offering and further strengthen your client relationships. For your clients, in these very challenging times, helping them start an Advisory Board or improve the one they currently have could be exactly what they need right now.

Setting up an Advisory Board intentionally from the start is one of the most crucial factors in making sure an Advisory Board works. As an advisor keen to provide services at the Advisory Board table you need a simple, proven process to get your Advisory Boards started and performing well. This 9 step process has been used successfully to help set up over 100 Advisory Boards as well as improve the performance of many existing Advisory Boards.

In just one hour, learn how to set up an Advisory Board, then add it to your professional services portfolio straight away and work more closely with your client than you have before. Applying these steps will help you develop more strategic relationships with your clients and help you differentiate yourselves from your competition. Advisory Boards are also popular as a pathway to governance for many NZ business people.

Use this model to get alongside your top clients, helping them develop and implement strategy, adapt to change and make better decisions. Advisory Boards are most valuable in a rapidly changing environment and are an effective way to handle today’s economic challenges.

Join us for this practical webinar delivered by Helen Down, Managing Director of Advisory Boards New Zealand. Helen will also share several real life stories of Advisory Boards in NZ businesses and how they are getting the great results.

You will also receive a practical workbook with excellent reference material, checklists and templates that you can use with your clients.

This popular webinar is ideal for professional services people and business owners who understand the opportunity of Advisory Boards and need to know where to start. If you are looking for an innovative way to give your clients a competitive edge and your own business a real point of difference then this webinar is for you. 


This webinar will give you a simple, proven process for setting up any Advisory Board. Use this if you’re involved in setting up a new Advisory Board or when improving an existing Advisory Board.
By the end of the webinar you will know the nine easy steps to ensure you have the right Advisory Board for your company or for you as an Advisor.

  • What an Advisory Board is
  • The five phases of an Advisory Board lifecycle
  • Nine easy steps for setting up an Advisory Board
  • How to decide who you need around the Advisory Board table
  • How to find the right people to be Advisors
  • Some legal considerations that you need to be aware of
  • The role of the Advisory Board Chairperson
  • When and how to exit from an Advisory Board


  • Accountants and lawyers who provide advice to business owners around business growth, strategy, risk, governance, and operational issues
  • Business professionals and Advisors who are currently, or thinking about, providing Advisory Board services to business owners
  • Advisors and Business owners who have experience with Advisory Boards and want better results the next time
  • Advisor to, and owners of, businesses that do not have an effective governance structure
  • Advisors and those interested in becoming an Advisor
  • Business owners of small, medium and large companies
  • Business owners/CEO’s with an Advisory Board already in place that is not delivering the results expected or required


Helen Down, Owner/Managing Director, Advisory Boards New Zealand.



1.25 CPD Hours

  • Aug 31
    • $195.00 excl. GST
    Wed, 2:30 PM NZST - Wed, 3:45 PM NZST Online
    • $195.00 excl. GST

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