Advisory Board Foundations™ Program

The Advisory Board Foundations™ Program is an executive micro-credential designed for business owners, executives, leaders and professionals who support them, who are seeking best practice guidelines on how advisory boards technically work.

Gain practical knowledge and executive insights, and reinforce your commitment to ethics in the boardroom.

Your Advisory Board Micro-Credential

The Advisory Board Foundations™ Program has been carefully developed to provide a meaningful and practical introduction to advisory boards for professionals that participate in advisory boards – as business owners, executives, advisors and chairs.

In the program, you will explore the ABF101 Advisory Boards Best Practice Framework™ and the supporting Best Practice Guides, providing you with a solid understanding of how to engage with an advisory board as a business, as well as giving advisors and chairs a flexible framework to use in their own advisory board roles.

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What to expect from the program?


The Advisory Board Foundations™ Program is delivered as a self-paced eLearning program.

  • Explore the ABF101 Best Practice Framework™, including what it means for advisory board members and the organisations they support
  • Enhance your understanding of the framework through immersive learning and the supporting Best Practice Guides. Participants will receive a full copy of the Best Practice Guide Resource Library
  • Engage in foresight discussions with fellow business leaders offering diversity in thought, rich learning and practical business solutions
  • Engage in collaborative scenario planning to prepare you for putting the Framework into practice within your own organisation or board
  • Connect and build relationships with other organisation leaders, advisory professionals and best practice supporters


The flexible design of the ABF101 Advisory Boards Best Practice Framework™ allows for application in many areas including:

  • Professionals participating on advisory boards
  • Businesses owners or executives looking to engage an advisory board
  • 1:1 Advisor engagement
  • Committees, Steering Panels and Working Groups
  • Support mechanisms to Governance Boards
  • Service Providers
  • Incubators/Accelerators
  • Investors/Venture Capitalists


  • $495 AUD incl. GST

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What is the ABF101 Advisory Boards Best Practice Framework™?

Building on over 15 years of research into business drivers for effective advisor engagement, the ABF101 Advisory Best Practice Framework™ provides a principles-led foundation to support the advisory community and the organisations they serve through advisory boards.

How long does the program take?

This is a Executive level program. Please allow 6-8 hours in a self-paced learning environment for review of the program videos, resources and activities.

You will have full access to the program and course materials for 30 days from registration.

Will I be supported in my learning?

The program has been designed following leading eLearning principles designed to provide you with a flexible, self-paced yet fully supported learning environment.

You will have full access to program resources including activity guides, Best Practice Guides Resource Library and videos.

Will this contribute to my professional development?

As the professional body for the advisory sector, the Advisory Board Centre provides professional membership and executive learning and development programs.

Completion of this program may contribute towards continuing professional development/education (CPD/CPE) requirements for members of professional associations. The Advisory Board Technical Foundations™ program is equivalent to 8 hours CPD.

Can I access discounted pricing for my team?

The Advisory Board Technical Foundations™ program is a effective program for professional services firms, executive teams and boards.

Contact us directly to discuss special pricing for teams and for purpose organisations.

Great way to strengthen my advisory board skills. My ability to engage with business owners and founders on the benefits of advisory boards has been enhanced by participating in the Technical Foundations Program.

Ditta Zizi

via Thinkific

Valuable and worthwhile for businesses and advisors. This course provides an excellent introduction to and/or about all aspects of advisory boards. From principles and purpose to practical steps for establishing a board and maintaining relevance, the course is comprehensive in scope.

Kristen Sadler Ph.D.

via Thinkific

I was very happy with the course content and the way it was delivered with no jargon. Very succinct and not repetitive at all. It was great to hear the opinions of the other advisory Chairs and their diligent answers to the “Road Test” questions.

Bruce Wookey

via Thinkfic

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