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Get On Board Workshop

Get the knowledge and skills you need to take your arts leadership ambitions to the next level.

We’ve teamed up with Women On Boards to deliver an exciting new FREE webinar program which will provide training and support for women and men with disability or who are Deaf from NSW and the ACT to understand more about engaging with boards as well as developing skills to become board and/or committee members and contribute to advisory panels.


  • Webinar #1: Monday 27 July, 12pm – 1:15pm
  • Webinar #2: Thursday 30 July, 12pm – 1:15pm
  • Zoom (links sent following registration)
  • Auslan interpretation and captioning will be provided

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Boards sit at the apex of most organisations. They are the governing body which, at a practical level, sets the strategic direction for the organisation and then monitors performance against a set of measures. In reality their role is far more complex and nuanced – and requires technical and transferable skills, emotional intelligence, soft skills and a high level of understanding of the needs of employees, customers and other stakeholders.

Learn about:

  • How to serve on, report to, engage with and influence boards, committees and advisory panels.
  • The technical and transferable skills you bring to the table and how these can be best utilised.

Participants will receive a 12-month complimentary membership to the Women on Boards network, and a follow-up session with the workshop presenters.


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Ruth Medd – Executive Chair, Women on Boards

Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a Non-Executive-Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards and in this capacity has been instrumental in the growth of the business and supported many thousands of women to become board members. She maintains wide interests outside of WOB, including in the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles. Ruth was previously the chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and a director of the Infants Home at Ashfield. Prior executive roles include executive director of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and senior positions with Telstra, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Federal Government.

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Claire Braund – Executive Director, Women on Boards

Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who used her high level advocacy skills to co-found Women on Boards in Australia. She is a highly respected speaker on gender balance and related business issues, Claire an informed and entertaining presenter, a renowned networker and skilled at building relationships for common benefit. She became a Churchill Fellow in 2011 for her research into the effect of gender quotas on public listed company boards in Norway, the UK and France which led to the establishment of Women on Boards in the UK in 2012. Claire is a director of the Central Coast Conservatorium (of Music), a past director of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and The Women’s Club and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.

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Morwenna Collett – Arts and disability consultant

An experienced leader, project manager, lecturer and consultant, Morwenna was a SAMAG committee member from 2013 through to 2019, with the last 18 months as Chair. Bringing a passion for inclusion and equality to her work, Morwenna is currently an, and also a member of disability advisory committees for the City of Sydney, Sydney Festival and Perth Festival. She has previously held various managerial roles at the Australia Council for the Arts, been the CEO of Accessible Arts (the peak arts and disability service organisation across NSW which provides information, advocacy and arts opportunities to people with disability) and lectured in the Music Faculty at the University of Sydney. Morwenna has Honours and Masters degrees in Music (flute performance and research) from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and was the recipient of the University Medal.


For further information or to request information in a different format, please contact: or (02) 9251 6499

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