Overview

This four day Board Development training programme establishes the foundation stones for board development, moving beyond the established group norms and creating the breakthrough thinking that leads to high performance. It also assists board members’ self and group discovery – exploring how they work individually and together when confronted with challenges, and addresses real business issues with innovative techniques.

Many people at board level bring with them considerable knowledge and skills, though often the board lacks cohesiveness as a team, a common vision and open communication.

Prior to the workshop, a benchmarking process establishes the board ‘starting position’ via a series of one-to-one interviews and personality profiling. All delegates receive an ‘Insights’ personality profile, to help them better understand themselves and how they interact with others.

Key Topics

This programme includes a series of highly facilitated and participative workshops covering the following key topics:

  • Developing a commonly understood purpose
  • Values alignment
  • Mutual accountability
  • Paradigms
  • Exploring and testing the ‘norms’
  • Challenge and conflict
  • Breakthrough change
  • Seeing ourselves as others do
  • Effective teaming at board level
  • Working well together under pressure
  • Learning fast as a group
  • Innovation
  • Real innovation
  • Decision making
  • Priority setting

    Who Should Attend

    Board development is intended for board-level executives. This programme is best provided for up to five people from the same board team

    Outcomes

    On completion of this Board Development training programme, delegates will:

    • See the board operating as a team
    • Understand the motivations and personality of your fellow board members
    • Focus on what’s important and the common vision
    • Create joined-up messaging from the board to the rest of the organisation
    • Increase trust and accountability between board members
    • Achieve goal and strategic objectives more efficiently