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The Non-Executive Directors' Seminar

The Non-Executive Directors' Seminar - Past Participants (October 2018)
Oct 14—15
2 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 2500 ≈USD 3184
GBP 1250 per day
Apr 27—28, 2020
2 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 2500 ≈USD 3184
GBP 1250 per day
Oct 12—13, 2020
2 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 2500 ≈USD 3184
GBP 1250 per day

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Description

Cranfield's Non-Executive Directors' Seminar is designed to equip you with the understanding of the multifaceted and challenging nature of the non-executive director's role.

This highly-specialised seminar will help you add value to the board, build your network and raise your profile to secure an appointment. It addresses key topics critical to the effectiveness of a non-executive director as well as covering how to secure non-executive positions. On the evening of day 1 there is a dinner with a guest speaker who will share their experiences and offer expert guidance.

Delivered by leading Cranfield and expert practitioner speakers for over 20 years, the seminar is a must for aspiring non-executive directors.

What you will learn

You will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the role of a non-executive director, a structured knowledge of current governance responsibilities, and the practical understanding of how to secure a non-executive position. Increasingly senior individuals are choosing 'portfolio careers'; this seminar will support your personal development in this regard.

  • Clarity about the key attributes of a successful NED and how you can develop these skills
  • Greater understanding of your role as an effective NED
  • Deeper appreciation of the NED's legal, regulatory and personal responsibilities
  • Increased personal contribution in adding value to the board
  • Greater confidence in pursuing NEDS placements
  • Contextual awareness of how to apply your knowledge and skills to board room challenges in different types of organisations
  • Increased profile through peer networking

Core content

  • The critical components of corporate governance and responsibility
  • Your legal responsibilities
  • Effective board processes
  • Dealing with top team dynamics
  • How to find non-executive positions
  • Comparing non-executive roles in different types of organisations

Day One

  • Welcome, course objectives and personal introductions
  • Legal responsibilities of a non-executive director
  • Due diligence on your company
  • Good governance - what is it and how do we get there?
  • Board evaluation
  • Case study preparation
  • Dinner with a guest speaker

Day Two

  • Role of the chair, succession and transition of board members
  • How to work effectively with executive search firms
  • Case study discussions
  • The nature of global, high performing boards - what the research says
  • Your conclusions from the programme

Who should attend

Current or aspiring non-executive directors in companies, not-for-profits and the public sector.

Experts

Ruth joined the Cranfield faculty in 1994, having completed her MBA there. Prior to this she was a partner in Grant Thornton, where latterly she specialised in corporate finance. During this period she undertook various secondments, including a year working as a private equity investment manager ...

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Oct 14—15
2 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 2500 ≈USD 3184
GBP 1250 per day
Apr 27—28, 2020
2 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 2500 ≈USD 3184
GBP 1250 per day
Oct 12—13, 2020
2 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 2500 ≈USD 3184
GBP 1250 per day

How it works

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