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PROSPER MAGAZINE: DIGITAL EDITION

DEVELOPMENT

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DIRECTORS | BOARD MEMBERS | NON EXEC DIRECTORS | BUSINESS OWNERS 

Directors, Boards and Business Owners face unprecedented challenges with strong Leadership and Governance never being more crucial. 

Our agile Director and Board Development series comprises a suite of courses and bespoke workshops which build and reinforce the competencies needed to be an exemplar in the role. 

Designed and led by business professionals with a wealth of experience across a range of sectors, who bring the topics to life with practical examples and case studies from the real world. 

Delivered virtually in convenient half-day sessions as an open course or bespoke to your business or Board. 

The Effective Non-Executive Director 

Learn the latest Boardroom best practice and principles and develop personal skills to better influence Board decision making. 

The workshop will be delivered virtually over 2 mornings from 9am – 1pm, on 13th July and 16th July

SESSION 1: THE COMPANY – principles of corporate structure 

  • Key features of a limited company - legal status; company constitution; concept of limited liability 

  • Power and control - the relationship between shareholders; directors and management 

  • Shareholders' rights - financial return; participate and vote at shareholders' meetings; receive information on the company 

  • Directors’ legal duties - Seven General Duties (Companies Act 2006); the Reasonable Person Test. 

  

SESSION 2: THE BOARD – purpose & functions 

  • The board’s role - providing effective corporate leadership; the difference between direction and management 

  • The key tasks it should undertake: 

    • Establishing vision, mission (purpose) and values 

    • Setting strategic direction 

    • Delegating to management and overseeing performance 

    • Exercising accountability to shareholders and other stakeholders  

  • Capabilities of successful boards - the right mix of people; positive challenge and debate. 

 

SESSION 3: NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS – how do they add value 

  • Company - reasons for appointing a NED 

  • Personal - choosing to become non-executive 

  • Adding value - key NED contributions; personal attributes needed to be successful; productive questioning   

  • Potential challenges 

  

SESSION 4: EXECUTIVE SEARCH SPEAKER (possible areas to be covered) 

  • The recruitment process 

  • Promoting yourself 

  • Commonly sought skills and people usually avoided 

  • Fees 

All participants of the course will automatically be added to our NED Pool, a new service linking individuals looking for NED roles with organisations looking to recruit a NED. 

OTHER CONFIRMED COURSES INCLUDE: 

8 July, 13 July 2021

(9am – 1pm) 

LEADERSHIP FOR GOVERNANCE 

Exploring the changing leadership environment to support participants as they consider the complex strategic situations they face and the multiple interested parties whose views they might seek. 

21 October, 28 October 2021 

(9am – 1pm) 

BUILDING BETTER BOARDS 

Exploring the impact of board dynamics on the quality of discussion and strategic decision-making, identifying gaps in board capability and attracting board intelligence to enable effective governance. 

9 November, 18 November 2021 

(9am – 1pm) 

LEADING STRATEGIC CHANGE 

Exploring each Director’s role in strategic change processes in their organisation and their role at each stage; acting as sponsors maintaining programme overview, catalysts creating focus and momentum and motivators, inspiring commitment and engagement. 

22 Sept, 29 September 2021 

(9am – 1pm) 

YOUR LEADERSHIP APPROACH 

Exploring each director's own strengths and potential, the approaches they prefer or avoid and developing self-awareness of behaviour and impact. 

 We will also be offering the following workshops (dates tbc): 

  • Managing Risk (available as an in-house course) 

  • Attributes of a Great Chair 

  • Attributes of a Great Trustee 

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