The Boardroom Skills programme gives a real view of what it means to be an effective board member. In addition to the necessary technical knowledge, it will show you how to engage fully with all stakeholders and add sustainable value to your business.
Informed by research with top teams globally
Following extensive research, Programme Director Professor Andrew Kakabadse has collated one of the biggest databases of boards in the world – from 43 countries including China, Russia, Middle East and the USA. His research acknowledges the importance of compliance and governance but also shows the significant role of stewardship. In addition, his research suggests that the vast majority of boards are not respected by their managers, and only 20% of global corporations operate with a truly ethical approach. And yet ethical organisations are statistically more likely to perform better in the medium- to long-term, and appear to suffer no commercial disadvantage even in the short-term.
This research informs the Boardroom Skills programme. Furthermore, we do not teach a single solution or approach to being a board member. We believe that each board is unique and the environment they operate within is complex, and therefore board members need to be equipped to understand, diagnose and respond to their own specific challenges.
Programme participants will benefit from Professor Kakabadse’s extensive knowledge and experience, considering the additional insight this gives into their own board scenarios.
Who is the Boardroom Skills programme for?
Current board members, individuals who have ambitions of becoming board members or who work with board members, including Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors. The programme is also suited to company secretaries dealing with boards and legal counsels.