Empowering autistic adults to contribute to decision-making in the corporate environment

Governance Program

The Governance Program is for autistic adults who are interested in taking a role on a board or other governance body, such as an advisory council, and want to develop their knowledge and skills in corporate governance.

This Program helps participants to:

  • contribute to organisational decision-making
  • develop their knowledge and skills in corporate governance
  • network with autistic people interested in corporate governance and current board directors.

Participants in the Governance Program develop their skills through a series of Program activities including:

  • completing online modules on topics including board director’s duties and responsibilities, risk and strategy, financial literacy and effective governance
  • attending a 3.5-day/3-night workshop
  • completing a practical component.

Response from graduates

“I am confident now that I am well equipped with well-rounded knowledge that the Program has given me. I've also learnt a lot about what board participation looks like and have been inspired by other participants and their experiences. I feel well placed to seek out a board position.” – 2019 Program graduate

“The Governance Program gave me the confidence to apply for roles that I would not have attempted prior to the Program. I feel equipped to apply for and commit to these roles now. Thank you for believing in us and for giving us the opportunity to grow our skills.” – 2019 Program graduate

Applications are now closed

Applications for the Governance Program are currently closed. 

Join the Sylvia Rodger Academy mailing list to be the first to know about our upcoming programs, applications openings and other important updates.

Join now

Further reading