Fellow Program (FABC)

As the advisory board sector matures, recognising experienced professionals who are making a difference in this space is imperative to bolster the confidence of our community and raise the standard of the sector at large.

In 2022 we launched the Fellow Program, an exclusive community of accomplished and endorsed Certified Chairs™. This is our chance to provide recognition to these outstanding individuals through the post-nominal (FABC) and shine a light on their leadership in best practice for advisory boards.

An Exclusive Community of Accomplished & Endorsed Certified Chairs

As the advisory board sector matures, recognising experienced advisory board professionals is important. By becoming a Fellow of the Advisory Board Centre, you will participate and be recognised in the advisory board community through:

  • Using the post-nominals (FABC)
  • Be invited to exclusive Fellow Forums to collaborate with other Fellows
  • Provide input into best practice methods and models
  • Be involved in ongoing research
  • Be profiled in the advisory board community

Fellow Admission Criteria

CRITERIA

Admission as a Fellow of the Advisory Board Centre is by application or invitation only to current professional members of good standing. The following criteria are mandatory:

  • Completed the Certified Chair™ Executive Program (CCEP)
  • Has been a member of the Advisory Board Centre for at least the last three (3) consecutive years
  • Has held roles on three (3) advisory boards within the last three (3) years
  • Has a letter of endorsement from an organisation with an advisory board where the Certified Chair™ has served; and
  • Submit a case study demonstrating application of best practice in an advisory board environment

OR 

  • Completed the Certified Chair™ Executive Program (CCEP)
  • Has been a member of the Advisory Board Centre for at least one (1) year
  • Has held roles on advisory boards for at least five (5) years
  • Has a letter of endorsement from an organisation or a current Certified Chair™; and
  • Submit a case study demonstrating application of best practice in an advisory board environment

Application Process

The Fellow application process is complimentary – there is no fee for eligible participants to apply. You must be a current Advisory Board Centre member.

Complete the form via the link below to begin the application process for the Fellow (FABC) post-nominal recognition.

If you have any questions or would like to review the Fellow process, please contact community@advisoryboardcentre.com.

START THE APPLICATION PROCESS

FAQs

Who can become a Fellow?

Aside from the eligibility criteria, those that wish to become a Fellow are committed to best practice. They might be business owners, directors, founders, C-Suite executives, non-executive directors, leaders or experienced board members.

Why should I become a Fellow of the Advisory Board Centre?

As a Fellow, you are recognised as being amongst the true leaders of the advisory sector and profession. Our FABC community are raising the standard of the advisory board sector long term. You will remain current by taking part in ongoing collaborative forums, challenging models and best practice methods, and being involved in ongoing research.

On acceptance as a Fellow of the Advisory Board Centre you are entitled to use the post-nominal of (FABC). This will be recognised on your Advisory Board World profile.

Is there anything I am expected to do as a Fellow?

As a highly-experienced advisory professional, your expertise may be called upon to evaluate and provide feedback on best practice models and resources.

You may also be asked to share your advisory experiences with others (such as through our member or public webinars), as well as case studies demonstrating best practice. There will also be opportunities for mentorship of other advisory board professionals.

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