NewChairing Meetings

Many directors become Chairs without understanding the requirements of the role, and the significant challenge involved in demonstrating leadership of the board, rather than leadership by the board. As the Financial Reporting Council’s Guidance on Board Effectiveness states, ‘Good boards are created by good chairmen. The chairman creates the conditions for overall board and individual director effectiveness'.

The course will enhance participant’s’ board leadership skills, and develop their capability to create a performing team of directors who are aligned in helping the organisation achieve it purpose, and deliver its strategy. 

Key features:

  • Understand the role of the Chair and hone chair competencies critical for leading meetings
  • Appreciate how the role of the Chair is different from that of the role of the director
  • Help the Chair improve overall board, committee and meeting effectiveness
  • Understand the Chair behaviours to display in meetings which are key to delivering effective group dynamics and high-quality decision-making
  • Facilitate effective interactions between board members
  • Maximise individual member performance

Designed for:

New or experienced Chairs looking to improve their understanding of the role and their performance. All those in board roles needing to understand the role of the Chair, or seeking to become a chair. Company secretaries and other governance professionals responsible for board support. Management interacting occasionally with the Chair.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will develop both a theoretical, and practical, understanding of what is required to become a Chair performing at a high level, how they can approach the task with a stronger sense of purpose, and how they can gain confidence that they are adding value to delivering the strategic direction of the organisation. 




10:00 - 13:00


£595 + VAT


St James’s Park, London


18 July 2018 Book

7 November 2018 Book

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