The Effective Director

Why you should attend this seminar

As a director you play a pivotal role in driving the business towards it corporate goals. Working in conjunction with your fellow directors, you are required to determine the strategic direction of the company and take a lead in its governance.

However experienced in business you may be, taking on the responsibilities of directorship presents new challenges. It means elevating your perspective from the day-to-day, operational concerns of running a business and considering the longer term while at the same time ensuring that you meet your statutory requirements - and working with other directors as a high performance team.

This insightful one-day course covers the role of the director as a member of the board. It provides essential guidance on what is expected of the director at, and between, board meetings, how the director can maximise his or her contribution to the board in addition to clarifying the legal and regulatory duties of the director.

If you are currently serving as a director of an SME or considering becoming one, this course is an essential introduction to the extent of your responsibilities and how to exercise them professionally.
Who should attend

Newly appointed directors of SMEs
Senior managers who expect or aspire to board appointments
Consultants and advisors to SMEs
Established directors who wish to improve their contribution to the board
Boards seeking to develop their collective effectiveness
What you will take away

A thorough understanding of the legal status of the company and the 2006 Companies Act
Appreciation of the key differences between direction, management and ownership
Tools, techniques and models for developing a successful strategy for your business
Access to supporting materials, including best practice guidance and advice
An opportunity to share experiences with peers involved in board leadership and develop support networks
The confidence to confront the challenges of your role as a director of an SME

Programme outline

9.15 Registration and coffee

9.30 Introduction and course objectives

9.45 Features and dynamics of the SME
Limitations of resources
Financial constraints
Personnel: skills, knowledge and experience

10.00 The benefits of a high performing board
Companies what are they and how do they work?
Board practices
Board focus
Board leadership and Chemco case study

11.00 Coffee

11.15 Role and responsibilities of the Director
Responsibilities and powers of a director
Skills and attributes
Liabilities and penalties
Best Practice the high performing board

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Building board level competency
A framework for effective corporate governance
Strategy external environment and business context
People specialist skills and board composition
Operations process, governance and performance
Culture relationships and team-work

14.15 Developing strategy; a key role for the director
Strategic analysis
Strategic choice
Strategic thrusts
Implementation methods
Case study

15.30 Tea

15.45 Board meetings and undertaking board evaluation
Composition and competencies of the board
Board relationships
Processes and evaluating performance
Board development

16.30 Scoping the role of the director
Job descriptions
Service contracts
Talent management and promotion to the board

17.00 Course evaluation and close

Guide Price: 395 (ex VAT)

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Business & Management »

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