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How to become a Non-Executive Director – Birmingham 26 June 2018

June 1, 2018

Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.

non-executive director“As an introduction to the world of NED’s this course is well structured to give an honest and practical insight in to how to identify and prepare for a move in this direction. Money well spent!”

John Cooper, Vice President, North West Europe at Weber-Stephen Products LLC United Kingdom

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instills a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying NED opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Who should attend?
Individuals who are currently a non-executive director; those seeking appointment as a non-executive director and those looking to appoint a non-executive director.

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how best to secure an appointment as a non-executive director

Course objectives
Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the contributions that non-executive directors can make to the board in different types of company and situations
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil a non-executive director appointment
  • Appreciate appropriate methods for finding, selecting, appointing and rewarding non-executive directors
  • Understand the preparation required to interview for or be interviewed for the post of non-executive director

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details
Duration: 1 day
Location:

Cornwall Buildings
45 Newhall Street
Birmingham
B3 3QR

Price

£330.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£300.00 (ex VAT)

NEDworks Tier1 Member Price
£280.00 (ex VAT)

Book Now
To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration
The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning


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How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 23 May 2017

May 12, 2017

Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.

non-executive director“A well structured and presented introduction to the responsibilities, challenges and attributes required of being a NED. It was thought-provoking. I have referred back to my copious comments in the comprehensive slide hand outs many times already”

Simon C Jones, Interim Transformation Leader and Hidden Value Discoverer

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying NED opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Who should attend?
Individuals who are currently a non-executive director; those seeking appointment as a non-executive director and those looking to appoint a non-executive director.

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how best to secure an appointment as a non-executive director

Course objectives
Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the contributions that non-executive directors can make to the board in different types of company and situations
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil a non-executive director appointment
  • Appreciate appropriate methods for finding, selecting, appointing and rewarding non-executive directors
  • Understand the preparation required to interview for or be interviewed for the post of non-executive director

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details
Duration: 1 day
Location:

Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5ED 

Price
£330.00 (ex VAT)

Payment with Booking Price

£300.00 (ex VAT)

Partner Price*
£280.00 (ex VAT)

Book Now
To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:

Course Registration
The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning


*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:


Directors train to speak like the geeks

June 4, 2013

If you don’t know HTML from CSS, digital opportunities may be missed

Hannah Prevett Sunday Times 2 June 2013

Kathryn ParsonsCode breaker: every business has been affected by technology, says Kathryn Parsons

When a company sees its future as digital, the top brass need to be in the loop. WPP, the global marketing agency, has sent 250 of its senior staff on one-day courses to teach them computer programming skills.

The aim is not for WPP’s chairman to build the company website, but for the board and other executives to gain a better grasp of the impact that ever-evolving technology is having on the organisation.

“We need all our leaders to have an understanding of how technology is changing business,” said Mark Read, who is the director of strategy and also chief executive of WPP Digital. “It’s not just affecting marketing. It’s changing the whole way you interact and deal with customers.”

He explained the thinking behind the one-day course. “We have to distinguish between being able to code and having an understanding of how you code. We want to give our more senior people an understanding of what’s possible, rather than to teach them how to code.”

The course was provided by Decoded, a company set up by Kathryn Parsons, who won the New Generation prize at the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman awards. She said businesses across all sectors were struggling to get to grips with the digital agenda — even technology companies.

“Every business has been affected by digital,” said Parsons. “It’s not just traditional businesses and boards that come to us. We’ve had tech companies such as Microsoft and Google too. To be amazing at your role, let’s say as a board director or a leader of a business or department, doesn’t require you to be a programmer. But to navigate this sea change and how it’s impacting your business and day-to-day life, you need to be literate and quite skilled at tech, and not be afraid of it.

“You don’t want to be sitting quietly while thinking you don’t understand what everyone is saying to you.”

Lee Chant, managing director of Hays’ IT department, agreed that being digitally savvy at board level can only be a good thing.

“It’s the people who make the business decisions for the organisation who need to know what it means and how it works,” he said. “Are they going to be expected to adapt and change their skill sets completely to become coders? No, I don’t think so.

“But is there going to be a plethora of people beneath the boardroom who may wish to become more involved on the technology side? It’s certainly a possibility,” he said.

Encouraging employees and directors to become more digitally literate helps to create common ground in an organisation, according to Harper Reed, a technology consultant who was chief technology officer for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

“This is all about trust,” he said. “Often there is an inbuilt lack of trust between technical folk and non-technical folk. You have people on both sides who are very smart, but they aren’t able to execute because they can barely communicate. Their vocabularies are different.

“It takes just a little bit of work to give people the vocabulary to be able to have value-adding conversations and increase the trust that will help more innovation to happen.”

It’s important that the work begins now, Reed added. “A lot of companies are waking up from a slumber and realising that a huge part of their organisation is powered by technology, and they don’t have a significant level of technology expertise on their board or in their exec teams.”

One way to approach this gaping hole in knowledge is to educate the chief executive and leadership team. “What this means is CEOs will now be able to understand when they talk to the programmers,” Reed said. “The second way is to hire a person who understands the CEO’s world.” This means hiring a skilled futurologist or technologist to marry the business imperatives with those of the technology department and act as an interpreter between the two.

WPP’s Read said it was important that boards did not feel threatened by technology and were able to seize the opportunities offered by the shift towards a digital economy.

“It’s an opportunity if you take advantage of the transformation and it’s a threat if you don’t, so having a more digitally savvy workforce at all levels is critical,” he said.


How to become a Non-Executive Director Course

February 16, 2012

March 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM – 04:30 PM

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS34 8QZl
http://www.executive-transitions.co.uk/courses/non-executive-director/
Following unprecedented interest in the “Becoming a NED” series, Executive Transitions have developed a course in Non-Executive Directorship, which launches on the 18th April at the University of the West of England.
In association with Bristol Business School, the course is the first of its kind in that it blends corporate governance for large and small companies with insights and strategies that inform best practice in the role itself.
Importantly, the course also covers how to build a career as a NED.
Working with partners across law, accounting, education and directorship, Executive Transitions have developed a course that gives the right mix of experience and academic rigour to equip aspiring and serving NEDs to address the market and improve effectiveness within it.
The course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced NED, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations.
Highlights include:
  •  Leadership and ethics
  •  Finance
  •  NED Careers
  •  NED Perspectives
  •  NED Profiles
  •  Current Market and sectors
  •  Governance Obligations
  •  Function and Voice of the NED
Attendees also have a free place on the NED Careers Event on Thursday 23rd May worth £99.
This event covers a spectrum of career development strategies, and finishes with access to currently vacant NED positions.
The course not only provides robust and diverse information from experienced sources, it gives in-depth information and strategic guidance in career building and capturing opportunity.
The course is a full day and costs £450.
Book before 14th March for an early bird price of £395!
For more information or to book your place, please contact Ed Lobbett edward.lobbett@executive-transitions.co.uk

Portfolio Careers Day

February 16, 2012

February 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS34 8QZ
This event requires registration: http://www.executive-transitions.co.uk/page/careers-day
Executives Online is delighted to announce its support for the Portfolio Careers Day 2012 at University of the West of England Exhibition & Conference Centre on 25th February 2012.
Through workshops, keynote speakers and exhibitions, this event will highlight strategies and education interventions for the full range of portfolio careers including:
• Non-Executive Directorship
• Part-time Directors
• Investment
• Volunteering
With support from the Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Directors, Institute of Consulting and Bristol Business School as well as regional law and accountancy practices, the event will be packed with high-quality insights into portfolio careers.
Executives Online is a key partner in ensuring that you not only gain a full understanding of all practice areas but inside knowledge about the recruitment market, career development and strategies to secure new roles.
This event is a must for those embarking on a new career and everyone seeking to grow their portfolio career. We hope to see you there!
For more details or to reserve your place,see website
Labels: Coaches, consultants, interim managers, Mentors, Non Executive Directors, trustees
Event Organizer: Tony Stubbs (Regional Director at Executives Online)

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