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NewBoard Skills Audit
(Almost) gone is the age of the gifted amateur in the boardroom. Disappearing fast is the world of recruitment to the board through an ‘old boys’ network’ (and it is still mainly boys). In their place we now have professionalisation of the boardroom – ‘professionalism’ is now the name of the game.
Who is sitting round the boardroom table is the most important piece in the governance jigsaw puzzle. If a board is ineffective, the performance of the rest of the organisation will inevitably suffer, hence the sentiment that ‘it all begins and ends with the board’.
Auditing the skills of those on the board is of critical importance to establish whether directors are, individually, and the board is, collectively, ‘fit for purpose’ – not just for dealing with the present but, as importantly, for being ready to manage the future.
By attending this Board Skills Audit course, you will appreciate the importance of:
Participants will develop the capability to analyse the skills exhibited by board members, assess whether the mix creates the right conditions for the directors to be effective individually and collectively, and what needs to be done to address any gaps found.
10:00 - 13:00
£595 + VAT
St James' Park
Seamus Gillen, one of the lead trainers at Civil Service College, started his career in the local government, before moving to Whitehall as a civil servant, becoming Private Secretary to John Gummer MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, and then Private Secretary to John Prescott MP, Deputy Prime Minister.
Seamus Gillen started his career in local government, before moving to Whitehall as a civil servant, becoming Private Secretary to John Gummer MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, and then Private Secretary to John Prescott MP, Deputy Prime Minister.
He moved into industry, as the Group Company Secretary and Director of Regulation at Anglian Water (later AWG) plc, and then Head of Public Policy and Regulation at O2 plc (now part of the Telefonica Group).
He became Policy Director at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), where he authored a number of influential publications, including ICSA’s guidance on 'Boardroom Behaviours', and the UK Financial Reporting Council's ‘Guidance on Boardroom Effectiveness’, He also created ICSA’s successful annual Awards dinner. He was responsible for the production of ICSA’s technical output, including its best practice Guidance Notes on boards and directors.
Seamus runs his own governance advisory business – Value Alpha Limited – working with boards and directors around the world. His particular focus is on board effectiveness and director effectiveness. He also runs a Leadership Development Programme for company secretaries.
Seamus Gillen writes and speaks extensively on governance issues. He holds a Degree in Business Studies, and is an MBA and an ICSA Fellow.
(Almost) gone is the age of the gifted amateur in the boardroom. Disappearing fast is the world of recruitment to the board through an ‘old boys’ network’ (and it is still mainly boys).
A half day training course designed to develop participant’s theoretical and practical understanding of the role of a Chair.
This half day training course will help those seeking to develop a greater understanding of board teamwork and development, its key features, and behaviours.
Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.
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