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Transformational Directors™ Programme

Govern for the future. (Chamber members get a Special $500 discount)


Transformational Directors™ is powerful and challenging two-day programme designed to help future-focused directors navigate disruption, shape strategy, and strengthen culture — so you can govern effectively in a rapidly changing world.


What is Transformational Directors™?

Our specialised Transformational Directors™ curriculum brings together key social, economic, technological and environmental trends, distilling them into digestible chunks — essential learning for future-focused governors dealing with the critical issues of our time.

Delivered by a world class faculty of local experts, Transformational Directors™ combines what you need to know with who you need to be to govern effectively in a world of dramatic and continuous change.

You’ll leave the Transformational Directors™ with fresh aspirations, a renewed ambition and improved strategic effectiveness to lead your boards to make a positive difference.

Why should you attend?

This experience brings foresight and vision into practice.

You’ll gain insight into and focus on real-world challenges and opportunities.

You’ll be welcomed into a cohort of critical thinkers overseeing boards in different industries, all aiming for a common outcome — to shift perspective, to learn, to evolve and to provide forward thinking leadership and governance.

You’ll get to take a step back and analyse your own governance challenges from new angles — in a safe space — and benefit from the knowledge and new perspectives of inter-industry counterparts.

Unlike basic governance programmes, this curriculum will push you further by challenging your blind spots and biases, so that you can be more intentional and intelligent about the future and take clear, specific action the very next day.

If you belong to the New Zealand Institute of Directors, you can also claim 16 CPD points upon successful completion of this programme.

What can you expect?

 Understand, adapt and thrive in a future where change is no longer linear.

Explore the exponential

Learn about a future you never thought possible, contemplate new vectors of change and integrate concepts of technology, economics, politics, society and sustainability.

Start preparing for a future where change is no longer linear.

Sink into strategy

Explore a range of disruptive business models and get insight into what is working, what isn’t and why.

Look at the challenges, hurdles and implications of turning your vision into reality.

Learn from speakers who have already “been there and done that,” gone through the fire, and come out wiser and more powerful as a result.

Create your impact

Through immersive exercises, deep conversation, and the Boma Transformation Framework™, gain further momentum and invigorating insight. Ignite your excitement about what’s possible and deliver on your power and impact as a director.

You’ll leave prepared to take action, eager for what lies ahead, and chomping at the bit to get started.


What Learners Have Said

“If you’re looking for functional/compliance related professional development, this course is *not* for you. But if you’re wanting to be challenged, energised, and more ambitious in how you govern, Boma won’t disappoint.”
— Simon Telfer; founder, Appoint

“In today’s volatile and increasingly complex world, boardroom leadership has to evolve rapidly to keep pace and directors need to be constantly learning. Transformational Directors™ is the perfect starting point for any director wanting the tools to make impact on today’s big issues.”
— Abby Foote; professional independent director

“What an opportunity to spend two days with directors from around the country that have a mindset of ‘let’s learn and best prepare ourselves and our organisation to navigate the future and its opportunities.’"
— Greg Urquhart, business development manager, Cello

“Thoroughly recommend participating in Transformational Directors™ if you want to be challenged and to open your mind up to a changing world.”
— Bryce Dunlop, managing director, Dunlop Builders Limited

Who Should Attend

  • If you hold one or more governance positions;
  • If you’re working to help your CEO navigate your organisation through times of extreme change;
  • If you’re forward-thinking and looking to understand the effects of disruption on strategy, planning and innovation;
  • If you understand that your organisation must be prepared for continuous re-invention…

Then this transformational learning experience is for you.


Vectors of Change

We're living in a world of unprecedented change, coming at us from all fronts.

How can boards effectively lead strategy against the backdrop of exponential technologies, cyber-risk, increased inequality, technological unemployment, algorithmic bias and the undermining of trust? How are these vectors of change converging with others, like economic change, political change, social change and climate change?

With humanity doing both better and worse than ever, it will take smart, ethical governance, integrity and first principles thinking to thrive in an uncertain future and ensure our organisations don't get left behind.

You’ll learn:

  • What it means that technology is advancing exponentially — and the most powerful strategies to capitalise on it;
  • How transformative change across a range of vectors is impacting global business; and
  • How directors need to shift their thinking in order to stay ahead.

The Innovation / Execution Paradox™

One of the most common tensions in boards is between how much to focus on compliance and how much to be looking ahead to the future. The Innovation / Execution Paradox helps resolve this tension, finding the balance between too much change — and not enough.

You’ll learn:

  • How to ensure an effective balance between innovation and business as usual;
  • The simple shift in language that transforms the tension between stability and change; and

How to turn even your most compliance-focused colleagues into champions for innovation.

Dare to Lead™

The single biggest indicator of a high-functioning board is the ability to have robust and thorough conversations — airing all sides of an issue, including disagreements — that lead to solid decisions. And the research is clear: in order to have those robust conversations, we must build cultures of courage.

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building programme designed for those who seek leader agility, team effectiveness and culture change.

You'll learn:

  • The single most accurate measure of courage;
  • The critical role that self-awareness plays in daring leadership;
  • The greatest obstacle to daring leadership;
  • The key indicators of a lack of courage in your organisation and board — and how to shift them;
  • How courage drives innovation, creativity, and accountability;
  • How to transform values from BS to tangible behaviours; and
  • How to build a culture of trust.

Equity in Aotearoa

Aotearoa has one of the highest levels of educational inequity in the developed world. It’s no surprise this sets up further onflow effects into nearly every other economic area: income, health, housing and more. This session will equip you to better understand what inequities exist, how they came about, and what role you and your organisation plays in addressing them.

You'll learn:

  • Why certain perceptions exist and how they’ve developed over time;
  • Understanding of Māori experiences within the context of equity and the generational impact of those experiences; and
  • How to reflect on the role you / your organisation plays in addressing inequities, considering the responses you can control and influence and actions that you can take.

Disruptive Business Models

It's been said that there are no disruptive technologies, only disruptive business models.

You'll learn:

  • How your business model is working for your strategy and how you can adapt to achieve the outcomes you are looking for;
  • Why business models from technology have infiltrated every sector of commerce;
  • How software-as-a-service influences today’s businesses way beyond the technology;
  • Why solving customer problems is more important than developing new technology;
  • Why your cool tech has failed to commercialise;
  • The traps of developing technology and looking for a market; and
  • How to de-risk commercialisation.

Digital Transformation

The demand for digital transformation has been increasing exponentially. According to a study conducted by the World Economic Forum, the combined value of digital transformation for both society and industry is estimated to reach $100 trillion by 2025 — meaning it's no longer a choice. It's a fundamental necessity for business growth and strategy that must be threaded into every part of an organisation.

You'll learn:

  • How your organisational culture needs to transform to enable digital transformation
  • What the 4D's of digital transformation are and how to use them
  • How an abundance mindset can be applied locally for a win-win digital transformation
  • How a world-class mindset can be realised from anywhere

The Boma Transformation Framework™

Any business that wants to change their industry (or the world) needs a strategy to do so — and a way to tie today's actions to tomorrow's impact. The Boma Transformation Framework™ brings together all the course material into a coherent whole — giving participants a tangible, practical plan to take away and implement.

You'll learn:

  • How Elon Musk breaks down world-changing goals into practical, sustainable business models;
  • What's missing from the Musk approach;
  • How to question the underlying assumptions driving governance;
  • How to build a transformation framework to guide us towards the world we want to live in.


Facilitated by

Boma offers transformational learning experiences for leaders and changemakers, so that, in a world of dramatic and continuous change, we can be more intentional, intelligent and courageous about the future.

We offer global online cohort-based courses and world-class professional development programmes for current and emerging leaders, executives and directors. We also run E Tipu: The Boma Agri Summit, exploring the future of food and fibre.

Learn from a world-class faculty of local experts

The Transformational Executives™ programme is crafted to consider not only the intellectual journey we want you to experience, but also how to enable tangible outcomes in your professional and personal lives. Our speakers and facilitators are carefully selected to deliver each portion of the programme with maximum impact for attendees.

You’ll hear from remarkable leaders like:

Kaila Colbin is founder and CEO of Boma, the 2022 Kea WCNZ Friend of New Zealand award winner and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. She is a renowned and sought after international public speaker, having presented to more than 25,000 people about the exponential technological trends coming our way and how we can be more intentional, intelligent and courageous about the future


Dr Hana O’Regan (Kāi Tahu / Pākehā) is an internationally recognised champion of language, culture and equity. An acclaimed expert on Te Reo Māori, she focuses on indigenous language revitalisation within her Kāi Tahu community, across Aotearoa and within communities around the globe.

ONZM Futurist, entrepreneur and professional directo
Melissa Clark-Reynolds ONZM is best known as a foresight practitioner and professional director, with over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and strategist.

Sacha McMeeking (Kāi Tahu) brings a serial entrepreneur’s approach to working with and for Iwi Māori. From instigating United Nations proceedings to architecting a Māori social enterprise fund and leading commercial negotiations, she is known for solution-building that meets Iwi Māori aspirations.


Malcolm Johns recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Energy, he is an experienced leader known for guiding iconic organisations through transformational change.

Roger Dennis has over two decades of experience advising CEOs and boards on the link between foresight and strategy.

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