Your Certified Chair™ journey starts here

At the Advisory Board Centre, we take great pride in the integrity of our Certified Chair™ Executive Program and the respect it holds in the market.

We curate learning experiences that engage and prepare participants to wrestle with global challenges and opportunities. All of our executive programs are facilitated by seasoned advisory professionals that have meaningful international context.

Our faculty boasts a wealth of real world experience. All of our facilitators are actively participating in the advisory space, ensuring their currency.

Is the Certified Chair Executive Program right for you?

Applicants for the Certified Chair™ Executive Program are selected on a range of criteria:

  • They have significant experience in the most senior of business roles
  • They thrive on sharing their knowledge
  • They value their personal positioning and the calibre of their professional network
  • They are seeking structured frameworks and professional tools to use when chairing advisory boards
  • They are open to new thought approaches
  • They welcome opportunities to collaborate with peers regionally and internationally
  • They have a stable source of income and are looking for ways to future-proof their careers

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Virtual | Asia-Pacific (AEST)
26-29 Aug 2024
11:30am - 5:00pm

Upcoming In-Person Programs

In-Person | Sydney
4-5 Jun 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | London
20-21 Jun 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Toronto
25-26 Jun 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Brisbane
11-12 Jul 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Melbourne
5-6 Aug 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Sydney
5-6 Sep 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Brisbane
8-9 Oct 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Dubai
14-15 Oct 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Singapore
21-22 Oct 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Melbourne
14-15 Nov 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
In-Person | Brisbane
2-3 Dec 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm

What to expect from the program?

The Learning Intensive

The Certified Chair™ learning intensive is an instructor led, peer learning experience available in a virtual or traditional classroom setting. This includes:

  • Mastery of the ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework™ – the world-class standard for best practice in advisory boards and committees
  • Deep dive into the practical applications of advisory structures including startups/scale-ups, project-based advisory boards and corporatised advisory boards
  • Tools and resources for chairs to support “freedom within a framework” evaluation, implementation and facilitation of advisory structures within governance systems
  • Development of your personal portfolio engagement strategy including profiling and positioning
  • Research-backed and evidence-based content, resources & methodologies with practical application across your entire portfolio
  • Rights to use the Certified Chair™ badge usage for LinkedIn, email and other profiles

After the Learning Intensive – Professional Membership

After completing the Certified Chair™ learning-intensive, you will continue to be supported within your annual professional membership with:

  • A personalised portfolio review session to help you craft your unique value proposition, supported by a board CV that demonstrates your impact
  • An active global network of highly curated peers who are deeply engaged and committed to the advancement and adoption of advisory boards
  • Access to exclusive, cutting-edge market intelligence through the Advisory Board Centre Global Research Council
  • Over 40 hours of continuing professional development including opportunities for peer mentoring and learning
  • Exclusive invitations to global Advisory Board Centre social media groups and online forum discussions
  • Exclusive access to offers and opportunities before the wider market

Program Investment

Please select Your preferred Program Date and Currency here

This includes:

  • Certified Chair™ Executive Program
  • Membership Investment (Year 1)

Condensed wisdom, actionable best-practice, pragmatic, and customisable frameworks and other ready to use resources makes the Certified Chair™ Executive Program one of the most practical and relevant learning experiences.

Werner Boeing

CEO & Co-Founder | Switzerland

It’s one of the best 2-day investments that I have made in my development journey.

Sanjay Verma

Mentor | Regional General Manager | Advisory Board Member, Singapore

An excellent course and outstanding framework. Thanks so much for presenting such high caliber material and introducing us to like-minded, generous and highly skilled professionals who seek to add value to others.

Anina Findling

Non-Executive Director | Australia

Well, you’ve absolutely ruined my retirement. I say it half-jokingly, but it’s fantastic. Thank you for ruining my retirement.

I seem to be connecting into more and more opportunities where I can exert my passion, my potential.

Rob Sherlock

Chairman | New Zealand

Thank you for the well structured program, excellent cohort and faculty. It’s only the beginning of the journey.

Lot’s of great sharing, insights and wisdom, well packaged! Humbled and excited to be a member of the ABC.

Santosh A. Iyer

Experienced CFO, Finance Business Partner | Singapore

Are you ready to become a Certified Chair?


How much does it cost to become a Certified Chair™?

Please select Your preferred Program Date and Currency here

This includes:

  • Certified Chair™ Executive Program
  • Membership Investment (Year 1)
How long is the Certified Chair™ Executive Program?

In-person delivery is 2 full days and virtual delivery is spread across 4 half days.

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.  We also offer options to participate in programs delivered in various locations including Australia, Singapore, Dubai, London and Toronto.

After the credential process, how will I secure opportunities to chair advisory boards?

You are the primary driver of your own profile and availability in the market.  Our professional membership includes internal practitioners, executives in transition and portfolio professionals who all seek opportunity and engagement in different ways.

Throughout your membership you are supported to develop your network, personal profile and portfolio. It is your responsibility to reach out to your network, respond to opportunities and forge your own path ahead.