Note: Nominations for KBDi board positions are now open, and will close on Thursday, 30 April 2020. All current financial members will receive official nomination forms (via email) on Tuesday, 21 April.

Many people shy away from board positions because they’re worried about the time commitment, or a little daunted by the selection process. The experiences and knowledge you stand to gain, however, could far outweigh these challenges. We’ve set out three good reasons for you to consider how a KBDi board position could add value to your personal and professional life, and encourage you to consider nominating before 30 April 2020.

  1. Grow your network

Most of our existing Board Members are at the table because they have a robust professional circle and enjoy the networking opportunities afforded to them through Board engagement. When you serve on a board with peers who are passionate about your industry and making new connections, you’ll expand your existing community of friends and colleagues. This new network can be an asset for the remainder of your career, whether you’re looking for new executive roles, additional board roles, or simply to swap ideas with people who may have a different perspective or outlook.

  1. Build your brand

Joining a board is a great way to boost your personal brand. A board position adds gravitas to any resume, CV or LinkedIn profile, and shows your community you’re a front runner in your field. Your board position will demonstrate your industry commitment to clients, suppliers and potential collaborators.

  1. Improve what you do

As a board director, you’ll gain insight into a new entity which likely has a different structure, purpose and methodologies to your own. Other board members will also bring various ideologies and processes to the table, and you’ll soon learn news ways of operating. By being a part of this round table, you’ll gain new ways to approach problems and find creative solutions. These takeaways will make you a better business person, and a greater contributor to all kinds of teams and communities.

If you’re interested in learning more about a KBDi Board position, please contact Royston Wilson directly on mobile no. 0412 325 417, or via email ed@kbdi.org.au.