Advisory Boards 2024 – The Essentials - 21 February 2024 (On Demand)


A comprehensive and practical introduction

If you are a professional currently or potentially offering governance and advisory board service to your clients this webinar is for you!

Recent research shows a 52% increase in global organisations using advisory boards as part of governance structures since 2019. Driven by an increasingly uncertain, rapidly changing and complex business environment Advisory Boards provide business owners with the support, expertise and structure to succeed.
Implemented following principles of best practice, an Advisory Board is a simple and effective governance- type framework that will add immense value to any business.

Learn the proven essentials for Advisory Boards in NZ, add it to your professional services portfolio and enjoy working more closely with your clients. Through Advisory Boards you will develop a more strategic relationship with your clients supporting them to develop and implement strategy, adapt to change, grow and improve decision making. Advisory Boards are also very useful introduction for your clients to governance thinking, practices and disciplines.

Join us for this brand new webinar, delivered by Helen Down, Managing Director of Advisory Boards NZ. Helen is New Zealand’s thought leader in Advisory Boards and will share her 10 years experience, and several real world examples of how Advisory Boards have transformed many NZ businesses.

Learn the value an Advisory Board offers, how it works, how it differs from a Board of Directors, what business owners are wanting from an Advisory Board and what it takes to be an Advisory Board member.

You will also receive a practical 28 page workbook with excellent reference material, checklists and templates for you to use with your clients immediately.

This webinar is ideal for established and emerging professional service providers, directors, business leaders and executives looking to provide best practice advisory boards as part of the governance mix.


21 February 2024



  • What an Advisory Board is and how it builds stronger businesses
  • How to support your clients to best establish and implement their Advisory Board to leverage the value in their company.
  • How Advisory Boards are a key part of the governance mix
  • How Advisory Boards differ from a Board of Directors.
  • The essential elements of a transformative Advisory Board
  • The Advisory Board opportunity for professional services providers
  • Why companies use advisory boards
  • The five phases of an Advisory Board’s life cycle

Plus more than 30 tips and best practice to help you support your clients with Advisory Board services including the common pitfalls to avoid.

Helen will also share several real life examples of how Advisory Boards are transforming businesses throughout New Zealand.


  • Accountants, lawyers, business coaches, consultants and all professional services providers supporting business owners on governance, business growth, strategy, succession planning, risk management, and operational issues
  • Business executives, partners, leaders and advisors who provide specialist services to business owners.
  • Independent directors and Advisory Board members
  • Emerging executives, directors and advisors looking to increase their professional experience
  • Business owners of small, medium and large companies
  • Business owners and CEO’s who do not have a governance structure that delivers to their needs
  • Members of poorly performing Advisory Boards


Helen Down, Director, Advisory Boards NZ.

1.25 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    • $195.00 excl. GST
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $195.00 excl. GST

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