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University of Salford, Manchester

Role of the Non-Executive Director

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Description

Are you considering a Non-Executive Director role, or do you want to find out more about what it takes to be a successful Non-Executive Director?

This comprehensive one-day programme, designed by experienced NEDs, will introduce you to the key responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director. You will hear from three guest speakers and understand how Non-Execs are identified and hired as well as what head-hunters specifically look for when recruiting.

Overview

Bridging the gap from boardroom to board, this course will give an overview of key skills needed for successful non-execs, from strategy to risk management and financial scrutiny to independent assurance.

This course will give an introduction to strategy formation, risk management and financial performance. We will cover the key skills needed for successful board performance and cover the difference in non-exec and management roles.

Candidates will gain knowledge on how the boardroom operates, what are key topics of discussion, how to decipher the financials and how to fully understand the risk profile.

We will also cover the operation key governance structures, how the sub committees work and what is expected in the different board roles.

Learning outcomes

  • Clear understanding of what the role of a Non-Exec Directors entails
  • Further insight into your personal fit for NED positions
  • What are the building blocks on your CV and around your career experience that will secure a NED role?
  • Access to influential speakers and an informal networking environment to build your profile, share experiences and best practice

Who should attend

This course welcomes anyone who would like to find out more about what it takes to be a successful Non-Executive Director.

Experts

Associate Director of Corporate Governance and Public Engagement/Trust Secretary Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Esther joined the Bolton NHS foundation Trust as Trust Secretary in 2008 having spent the early years of her career in clinical roles, initially as a psychiatric nurse followed by 20 yea...
Jackie joined the University of Salford in 2016 as its first Director of Strategy. Prior to this, she led the Strategic Planning and Management Information team within MMU, with a mandate to help change the strategic planning direction of the University. A qualified management accountant, Jackie...
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