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The Board Directors’ Programme - Nov 2019

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28 November 2019 - 29 November 2019 (2 days)


9.00 – 5.00 (2-day residential)


Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU


Henley Business School (supported by NEDA)


£2,550 + VAT (including residential costs) – NEDA members can sign up with a 10% discount

Programme overview

Board structure, responsibilities, and how to really add value in your role

This 2-day residential programme gives a real view of what it means to be an effective board member. In addition to the necessary technical knowledge, it will engage you with the leadership capabilities needed for your board to create value.

Strategic development for those who work with or on a Board

Delivered by a combination of Henley faculty and industry experts, all who have extensive knowledge and practical experience of governance, regulation and board behaviour, this programme covers topics including:

  • Competitive advantage and how to maximise it for sustainable success
  • Dysfunctional boards: your capability to influence and manage board relations
  • Stakeholder perspectives and engagement
  • Mentoring to deliver tangible impact

The importance of corporate, social and community responsibility.

Purposely small participant groups ensure plenty of individual attention and a confidential environment to share your own experiences and questions.

Informed by research with top teams globally

Following extensive research, Programme Director Professor Andrew Kakabadse has collated the biggest database of boards in the world (from 37 countries including China, Russia, Middle East and the USA). 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 Board Directors’ Programme. Furthermore, which does not teach a single solution or approach to being a board member. Henley believes 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 research, considering the additional insight it gives into their own board scenarios.

Who is the Board Directors’ Programme for?

Current board members, individuals about to become board members, those who have ambitions of becoming board members or who work with board members. This includes Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors.

This 2-day programme provides a toolbox of vital skills and leadership capabilities, debunking the myths and helping you to understand what it really means to be a board director.

Further details on the course, including course fees, can be obtained by clicking the 'Book Now' link at the top of the page. Please let us know if you would like to attend as NEDA members receive a discount.



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