Why become a Certified Chair™?

More and more, organisations are expecting their advisory board chairs and members to have professional accreditation. As the global leader in advisory board best practice, the Advisory Board Centre’s Certified Chair™ credential is regarded as the world-class standard.

Adding this unique qualification to your portfolio will help strengthen your credibility and professionalism by demonstrating:

  • Your commitment to best practice in advisory board operations and performance
  • The professional value and currency of your expertise and networks
  • Your commitment to ongoing education and formal credentials
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Designed by experts for experts

Our Certified Chair™ Executive Program is a research-backed and evidence-based program that focuses on the skills, resources and frameworks needed by advisory board Chairs. It has been specifically designed to empower senior executives, directors and professional services providers to establish, chair and facilitate the kinds of advisory boards that drive results for dynamic and high-growth potential businesses.

On successful completion of the program, you will gain recognition as a Certified Chair™.

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Have you got what it takes to become a Certified Chair™ ? What’s the program about? How do you apply? Find out more about this globally-recognised credential here.

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Who should become a Certified Chair™?

The advisory board sector has grown 52% in 2 years, as such, best practice has never been more important. Professionals who join our community have a strong desire to see organisations harness the potential of formal yet flexible advisory board structures to achieve their goals effectively.

The program is designed for advisory board professionals, C-suite executives, non-executive directors, consultants, and entrepreneurs who are looking to implement a best practice advisory board for a business.

How is this program different to other recognised governance and director’s courses?

The Certified Chair™ Executive Program is a unique qualification designed to support the evaluation, implementation and chairing of advisory boards, executive committees, councils, panels or board-level meetings.

It is the only credential globally based on the ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework™. Many successful Certified Chairs™ have also undertaken specific professional development on corporate or not-for-profit governance responsibilities and regulations to support their professional portfolio of work.

Do I have to be located in a particular country to undertake the Certified Chair™ Executive Program?

No, you can access the Certified Chair™ Executive Program from anywhere in the world with our fully facilitated virtual program. The certification is globally recognised and the course material is relevant to senior leaders across the world. Our community currently spans 20 different countries.

An outstanding experience. The trainer’s (Louise Broekman) delivery was exceptional, and her in-depth knowledge on the subject matter was truly impressive. The network I gained during the program was invaluable, opening up new opportunities and connections in my field.

Salma Bin Breik (Abu Dhabi)

Strategic Consulting Business Group Manager EMEA, GHD

To be the best, you have to learn with the best.

Mark Veyret (Australia)

Chair & Former PwC Australia Managing Director

ABC provides a scalable platform for professionals at different stages of their professional career to the world of Independent Advisory. The depth, the structure, the practical advice and the rich global network of like-minded individuals are invaluable. Looking forward to continuing my journey to grow and give back partnering with ABC.

Shiva Kannan (Singapore)

Senior Executive | Advisor | Healthcare & Digital

Thank you for orchestrating a program that not only sharpened our skills but also fostered a collaborative space for growth and learning. Your [the Advisory Board Centre] dedication to establishing and leading impactful advisory boards is admirable and sets a precedent for all of us.

Manu Pandey (Switzerland)

Harvard-Trained CX Strategist & Growth Leader