Essential Board Behaviours for an Effective Board

It is evident that a Board brings many contributions to a public body. Primarily, it serves as an accountability mechanism. The Board also provide new insights and thinking at the strategic level. For the Board to perform effectively, certain behaviours and skills must be cultivated. In this virtual training, our trainer will examine examples of governance dysfunction and work with participants to identify right attributes of a performing board.


Key features:

  • Comparison between an effective Board and an ineffective Board
  • Identify essential and desirable board behaviours
  • How to spot undesirable board behaviours and use mitigation actions to prevent further developments
  • Common board dilemmas with possible solutions through the use of case examples
  • Understanding expected behaviours from key roles of the Board

Who is this virtual course for:

This virtual course is designed for board members who would like to enhance their contributions to the board. Senior management and managers who provide board support would find this insightful.


Summary

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Duration

10:00 - 13:00

Price

£395 + VAT

Location

Zoom or MS Teams

Dates

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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Lead Trainer

Seamus Gillen

Seamus Gillen

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.

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Seamus Gillen

Seamus Gillen

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. 

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