Prof. Colin Coulson Thomas, Corporate Governance / Creating an Effective Board, Business Strategy Workshop, What do recent developments in corporate governance mean for your board? How could it add more value? Learn how to create an effective board composed of competent directors that will provide your company with the strategic direction it needs to compete and win.

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Corporate Governance / Creating an Effective Board


Led by: Prof. Colin CoulsonThomas

To book this workshop, please
call us on +44 (0)845 257 0807
or e-mail to:
info@cityspeakersinternational.co.uk

Who should attend:

Members of the main board and where appropriate key members of the senior management team and/or those with directorial ambitions and prospects. It will also benefit those holding appointments on subsidiary company boards.

Duration:

1 - 2 Day course.

Delegates:

As a minimum the core boardroom team should attend. The maximum will depend upon the number of people for whom the programme is relevant. The approach adopted will reflect the number of attendees and the nature of their interests and needs.

Objectives:

To enable participants to understand:

The challenges faced by directors and boards, and how they should be addressed
The distinction between direction and management, and how to create more competent directors and more effective boards
Typical obstacles to director contribution and board effectiveness and how they can be overcome
The differing conduct of successful and unsuccessful boards and how to develop a winning boardroom team

Topics / Content:

The course will cover the following topics:


Challenge faced by boards
Role and function of the board
Legal duties and responsibilities of directors
Corporate governance
Distinction between direction and management
Type, size and composition of boards
The competent director (qualities, knowledge and competencies required)
The effective board (including common obstacles to effectiveness)
Board best practice
Direction setting and monitoring processes
Selection and appointment of directors
Developing directors
Building the boardroom team
Evaluating performance
The board and corporate transformation
Directorial conduct: comparative behaviour of winning and losing boards
Next steps (including understanding where you are)

Outcomes:

Participants will understand - or, in the case of experienced directors, build upon their awareness of - what it takes for directors to become and remain effective, both individually and collectively. In particular, they will understand:

The challenges faced by directors and boards, and how they should be addressed
The distinction between direction and management, and how to create more competent directors and more effective boards
Typical obstacles to director contribution and board effectiveness and how they can be overcome
The differing conduct of successful and unsuccessful boards and how to develop a winning boardroom team

Costs:

As a bespoke course, the costs will depend on the details and length of the course.

Trainer Background:

Prof. Colin CoulsonThomas

Colin is a Professor of Corporate Transformation. He is a leader and co-ordinator and has served on the boards of publishing and trading companies as well as the governing bodies of many representative, professional, learned and voluntary institutes, societies and associations

He has worked with over forty boards on various activities to improve board and corporate performance and holds visiting appointments at Aston Business School , the Judge Institute of Cambridge University and the IT Institute of Salford University . He is also a member of, inter alia, the European Commission`s Team Europe, the board of Community Network, the Advisory Boards of the Home Office Partnership and the Forum for Technology in Training, the Council of the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee and the Professional Development Committee of the IOD.

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