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 on chairing meetings 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 its 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. 

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Summary

Duration

10:00 - 13:00

Price

£595 + VAT

Location

St James’s Park, London

Dates

7 November 2018 Book

17 July 2019 Book

4 December 2019 Book

Lead Trainer

Seamus Gillen

Seamus Gillen

Seamus 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.

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Seamus Gillen

Seamus Gillen

Seamus 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 writes and speaks extensively on governance issues. He holds a Degree in Business Studies, and is an MBA and an ICSA Fellow. 

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