Apr 092021
 
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Video Course Wednesday 20 January 2021

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

"This course is a must for any aspiring NED and even established NED's as a refresher. The content and its delivery were well paced, informative and challenging in equal measures, led by a seasoned expert who's capabilities provide a wealth of knowledge to be drawn upon. Incredible value for money and should be part of a suite of courses leading to a more formal qualification for aspiring NED's. 100% recommended, you will not be disappointed."

Jon Cross, Managing Director at Essenjay Associates Ltd

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.

non-executive director

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:

Video Conference

Price

£350.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£320.00 (ex VAT)

NEDworks Tier1 Member Price
£295.00 (ex VAT)

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

Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning


Apr 092021
 
Finance for Non-Finance Directors – Interactive Video Course Friday 26 February 2021

As a director how comfortable are you with company finance?

financial-documents1000

Are you confident in your ability to understand the three core elements of Management Accounts:

  • Cash Flow?
  • Profit and Loss (or Income and Expenditure)?
  • Balance Sheet?

Do you understand Forecast/Budget, Actuals and Variance reports?

Do you know how to use Key Ratios to evaluate your company's performance?

Do you know if you are trading whilst insolvent?

This half-day course will provide the essential knowledge of those key financial issues and concepts that are needed by successful Executive and Non-Executive Directors in order to discharge their duties and responsibilities as a company director. The completion of this course will provide a good grasp of the key elements of Management Accounts and Statutory Financial Accounts. It will also provide a sound theoretical financial knowledge base upon which to build and acquire new and more advanced financial skills.

Who should attend?

Executive and Non-Executive Directors, senior executives or aspiring directors looking to understand more about company finance.

Course Content

  • The Three Key Financial Statements
    • Cash Flow Statements: Importance of cash flow and Impact of credit and credit control, Problems affecting cash flow, Dealing with Debtors and Creditors
    • Profit & Loss Account, Types of profit, and Layout & use of the profit & loss account
    • Balance Sheets: Assets; Liabilities; Net current assets, capital employed and how to interpret the information;
  • Revenue and Capital Expenditure
    • What are Capital and Revenue Expenditure
    • Phasing of capital spend and its Implications for budget holders
  • Depreciation; Assets and liabilities
    • What is Depreciation?
    • The Different types and uses
  • Forecasts and Budgets
    • The purpose of forecasts for the business
    • Budget objectives
    • Budgetary Control as a management tool
    • Variance analysis
  • Using Ratios to Support Investment Decisions
    • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE); Payback; Internal Rate of Return (IRR); Net Present Value of assets (NPV)
    • Investment decisions and Return on Investment (ROI); Cost of capital
    • Gearing, is the level of borrowing too risky?
    • Liquidity, could the company hit cash flow problems?
    • Profitability, how well is the company doing?

Learning Objectives

This half-day course enables participants to understand better, the key attributes and approaches that underpin a strategic and tactical financial approach to management and help to develop the key skills and styles that will allow participants to be more effective when adopting and applying a decision making approach to management.

By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:

  • Read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements
  • Understand and quantify the impact of the fundamental accounting concepts and the chosen policies upon any set of accounts
  • Recognise and understand the underlying impact of the generally accepted accounting principles and policies on any Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account
  • Understand the key differences between statutory published accounts and the internal monthly management accounts
  • Identify and discuss the key financial issues facing an organisation
  • Understand the wider commercial impact of any business decision and its interaction with non-financial aspects of the organisation, enabling you to make a better contribution to key discussions and decision making amongst managers and within the organisation
  • Understand the basics of budgets and the implementation of budgeting processes
  • Value any business using commonly used and widely accepted valuation techniques such as Net Asset Value, Enterprise Value and EBITDA
  • Communicate more effectively and easily with Finance Directors, and other Finance professionals; through an in depth understanding of financial terminology, management and evaluation techniques.

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:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
10:00 - 15:00
Location:
Zoom Video Conference

Price
£250.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £220.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £195.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 4 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning which count towards the requirements of most business focussed institutes, including the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Consulting, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and many others.  After successful completion of the course, you will receive an electronic Certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the course, detailing the outcomes and results.

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

 

Mar 062021
 
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Video Course Wednesday 20 January 2021

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

"This course is a must for any aspiring NED and even established NED's as a refresher. The content and its delivery were well paced, informative and challenging in equal measures, led by a seasoned expert who's capabilities provide a wealth of knowledge to be drawn upon. Incredible value for money and should be part of a suite of courses leading to a more formal qualification for aspiring NED's. 100% recommended, you will not be disappointed."

Jon Cross, Managing Director at Essenjay Associates Ltd

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.

non-executive director

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:

Video Conference

Price

£350.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£320.00 (ex VAT)

NEDworks Tier1 Member Price
£295.00 (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


Feb 022021
 
Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom – Video Course Friday 22 January 2021

Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom

A practical interactive video course for Chairs and Board members

If you are wondering how you can promote diversity and inclusion on your Board then the Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom 1-day interactive video course will provide you with an essential overview of what is involved together with practical steps that can be taken to help you to achieve a more diverse and inclusive board.

This course is aimed at Chairs and Board members in the private, public and voluntary sectors including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, Local Authorities, School and College Governors and Charity Trustees looking to reflect on the impact of current issues on racial equity and working in order to promote diversity and inclusion on their boards and in their organisations.

Who should attend?

Chairs and Board members in the private, public and voluntary sectors including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, Local Authorities, School and College Governors and Charity Trustees.

What to expect?

  • An overview of the core principles and essential knowledge about the impact of diversity and inclusion in society and on organisations.
  • Identification of the challenges faced by Boards in the area of Diversity and Inclusion and an exploration of the various ways in which Executive and Non-Executive Directors can contribute to these issues
  • Practical guidance on how Board members can make positive contributions to a board’s work by embracing diversity and diversity of thought

Course objectives

Participants will gain the fundamental knowledge / terminology to interact at Board level whilst considering the key impact of these issues on Boards and within organisations.

There will be opportunities to explore recruitment and selection processes, induction and how Boards can implement diversity and inclusion principles

Course Leaders:

Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

Director & Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd with senior leadership experience and Board level leadership experience in the voluntary sector and public sector. Experience as senior leader in education at Head of Service level leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams. (linkedin.com/in/shunguhildamgadzah/)

Shirley Wardell

Thinking Environment Coach and Facilitator Trainer specialising in Leadership Development. A member of the Time to Think Faculty, qualified to deliver Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment courses. Experience in Higher Education, mostly for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (linkedin.com/in/shirley-wardell-47b2467/)

David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered Director

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. . (linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details

Duration: 1 day
Location: Zoom Video Conference

Price
£350.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £320.00 (ex
 VAT)
Partner Discount Price
£295.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 6 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Courses can be delivered ‘in-house’ to a single board – to find out more contact courses@excellencia.co.uk or call 01437 731 161


Feb 022021
 
Finance for Non-Finance Directors – Interactive Video Course Friday 26 February 2021

As a director how comfortable are you with company finance?

financial-documents1000

Are you confident in your ability to understand the three core elements of Management Accounts:

  • Cash Flow?
  • Profit and Loss (or Income and Expenditure)?
  • Balance Sheet?

Do you understand Forecast/Budget, Actuals and Variance reports?

Do you know how to use Key Ratios to evaluate your company's performance?

Do you know if you are trading whilst insolvent?

This half-day course will provide the essential knowledge of those key financial issues and concepts that are needed by successful Executive and Non-Executive Directors in order to discharge their duties and responsibilities as a company director. The completion of this course will provide a good grasp of the key elements of Management Accounts and Statutory Financial Accounts. It will also provide a sound theoretical financial knowledge base upon which to build and acquire new and more advanced financial skills.

Who should attend?

Executive and Non-Executive Directors, senior executives or aspiring directors looking to understand more about company finance.

Course Content

  • The Three Key Financial Statements
    • Cash Flow Statements: Importance of cash flow and Impact of credit and credit control, Problems affecting cash flow, Dealing with Debtors and Creditors
    • Profit & Loss Account, Types of profit, and Layout & use of the profit & loss account
    • Balance Sheets: Assets; Liabilities; Net current assets, capital employed and how to interpret the information;
  • Revenue and Capital Expenditure
    • What are Capital and Revenue Expenditure
    • Phasing of capital spend and its Implications for budget holders
  • Depreciation; Assets and liabilities
    • What is Depreciation?
    • The Different types and uses
  • Forecasts and Budgets
    • The purpose of forecasts for the business
    • Budget objectives
    • Budgetary Control as a management tool
    • Variance analysis
  • Using Ratios to Support Investment Decisions
    • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE); Payback; Internal Rate of Return (IRR); Net Present Value of assets (NPV)
    • Investment decisions and Return on Investment (ROI); Cost of capital
    • Gearing, is the level of borrowing too risky?
    • Liquidity, could the company hit cash flow problems?
    • Profitability, how well is the company doing?

Learning Objectives

This half-day course enables participants to understand better, the key attributes and approaches that underpin a strategic and tactical financial approach to management and help to develop the key skills and styles that will allow participants to be more effective when adopting and applying a decision making approach to management.

By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:

  • Read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements
  • Understand and quantify the impact of the fundamental accounting concepts and the chosen policies upon any set of accounts
  • Recognise and understand the underlying impact of the generally accepted accounting principles and policies on any Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account
  • Understand the key differences between statutory published accounts and the internal monthly management accounts
  • Identify and discuss the key financial issues facing an organisation
  • Understand the wider commercial impact of any business decision and its interaction with non-financial aspects of the organisation, enabling you to make a better contribution to key discussions and decision making amongst managers and within the organisation
  • Understand the basics of budgets and the implementation of budgeting processes
  • Value any business using commonly used and widely accepted valuation techniques such as Net Asset Value, Enterprise Value and EBITDA
  • Communicate more effectively and easily with Finance Directors, and other Finance professionals; through an in depth understanding of financial terminology, management and evaluation techniques.

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:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
10:00 - 15:00
Location:
Zoom Video Conference

Price
£250.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £220.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £195.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 4 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning which count towards the requirements of most business focussed institutes, including the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Consulting, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and many others.  After successful completion of the course, you will receive an electronic Certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the course, detailing the outcomes and results.

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

 

Feb 022021
 
Director’s Duties, Roles and Responsibilities – Interactive Video Course Monday 18 January 2021

directors duties roles responsibilitiesThe Director’s duties, roles and responsibilities course provides an essential overview of what is required of a company director together with practical steps that can be taken to ensure that the demands are complied with.

This half-day course is aimed at aspiring or newly appointed directors and covers key knowledge about legal duties, roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for an effective board appointment. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

Who should attend?

Aspiring, newly appointed or current directors of companies including owner-managed companies or family businesses in the private, public and voluntary sector.

What to expect?

  • An in-depth view of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of directors, corporate governance and the role of the board
  • An appreciation of the crucial differences between management, direction and ownership
  • Practical guidance on avoiding or dealing with conflicts of interest

Course objectives

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

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Understand the legal status of a company
  • Understand the roles directors play and key director relationships in different types of company and context
  • Examine the board's corporate governance role
  • Define the legal duties and liabilities of individual directors and the board

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:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
10:00am to 3:00pm
Location:
Zoom Video Conference

Price
£250.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £220.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £195.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Jan 042021
 
Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom – Video Course Friday 22 January 2021

Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom

A practical interactive video course for Chairs and Board members

If you are wondering how you can promote diversity and inclusion on your Board then the Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom 1-day interactive video course will provide you with an essential overview of what is involved together with practical steps that can be taken to help you to achieve a more diverse and inclusive board.

This course is aimed at Chairs and Board members in the private, public and voluntary sectors including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, Local Authorities, School and College Governors and Charity Trustees looking to reflect on the impact of current issues on racial equity and working in order to promote diversity and inclusion on their boards and in their organisations.

Who should attend?

Chairs and Board members in the private, public and voluntary sectors including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, Local Authorities, School and College Governors and Charity Trustees.

What to expect?

  • An overview of the core principles and essential knowledge about the impact of diversity and inclusion in society and on organisations.
  • Identification of the challenges faced by Boards in the area of Diversity and Inclusion and an exploration of the various ways in which Executive and Non-Executive Directors can contribute to these issues
  • Practical guidance on how Board members can make positive contributions to a board’s work by embracing diversity and diversity of thought

Course objectives

Participants will gain the fundamental knowledge / terminology to interact at Board level whilst considering the key impact of these issues on Boards and within organisations.

There will be opportunities to explore recruitment and selection processes, induction and how Boards can implement diversity and inclusion principles

Course Leaders:

Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

Director & Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd with senior leadership experience and Board level leadership experience in the voluntary sector and public sector. Experience as senior leader in education at Head of Service level leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams. (linkedin.com/in/shunguhildamgadzah/)

Shirley Wardell

Thinking Environment Coach and Facilitator Trainer specialising in Leadership Development. A member of the Time to Think Faculty, qualified to deliver Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment courses. Experience in Higher Education, mostly for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (linkedin.com/in/shirley-wardell-47b2467/)

David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered Director

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. . (linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details

Duration: 1 day
Location: Zoom Video Conference

Price
£350.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £320.00 (ex
 VAT)
Partner Discount Price
£295.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 6 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Courses can be delivered ‘in-house’ to a single board – to find out more contact courses@excellencia.co.uk or call 01437 731 161


 

Jan 042021
 
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Video Course Wednesday 20 January 2021

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

"This course is a must for any aspiring NED and even established NED's as a refresher. The content and its delivery were well paced, informative and challenging in equal measures, led by a seasoned expert who's capabilities provide a wealth of knowledge to be drawn upon. Incredible value for money and should be part of a suite of courses leading to a more formal qualification for aspiring NED's. 100% recommended, you will not be disappointed."

Jon Cross, Managing Director at Essenjay Associates Ltd

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.

non-executive director

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:

Video Conference

Price

£350.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£320.00 (ex VAT)

NEDworks Tier1 Member Price
£295.00 (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


Dec 242020
 
2020 Charity Governance Code recommendations on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and Integrity

non-executive director

The recently updated Charity Governance Code, which sets out 7 principles of good governance practice for charities in England and Wales, includes clearer recommended practice in the renamed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Principle, and updates to the Integrity Principle to emphasise ethics and the right of everyone who has contact with the charity to be safe.

The 2020 update to the Code follows a rigorous consultation with the charity sector that involved user focus groups and received over 800 responses. With feedback particularly focused on the diversity and integrity principles, the Code’s Steering Group commissioned specialist EDI consultants to carry out further research and advice.

Rosie Chapman, Chair of the Charity Governance Code Steering Group said:

These improvements to the Charity Governance Code reflect changes in society and the broader context in which charities are working. The updated Code is designed to help charities adopt good practice and secure better outcomes for the communities they serve. We know that charities are at varying stages in their efforts to fully adopt the Code, including in achieving equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and the updated Code is designed to help charities on this journey. We’ve also heard that charities and boards would like more guidance on how to improve their approach to EDI. In response, we are asking charity umbrella and infrastructure bodies to provide more guidance and support to charities, to help them meet the recommended practice in the Code.

The Code recommends four stages of practice for charities in their EDI journey. Boards should:

  1. Think about why equality, diversity and inclusion is important for the charity and assess the current level of understanding.
  2. Set out plans and targets tailored to the charity and its starting point.
  3. Monitor and measure how well the charity is doing.
  4. Be transparent and publish the charity’s progress.

Pari Dhillon, independent EDI consultant who advised the Steering Group on the changes, said:

As a governance and EDI fan, I’m very excited about the launch of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion principle, for two reasons. Firstly, great EDI has the power to create social justice in our boardrooms, charities, sector and ultimately society. Secondly EDI practice sits at the heart of good governance, and I’d argue you can’t have one without the other. I say this because:

To maximise public benefit, boards must focus on achieving equality of outcomes through their charitable purpose.

To make better and more informed decisions, boards must be diverse, reflecting and centring the voices of the community and needs that the charity seeks to serve.

To make robust decisions, all board members must have the power to fully participate and societal power imbalances must be prevented from playing out in an inclusive board room.

Malcolm John, Action for Trustee Racial Diversity commented on the new EDI Principle:

I’m delighted that the updated EDI Principle picks up the mantra of Actions not Words by encouraging charities to focus firmly on agreeing plans, setting targets and monitoring their progress. I’m hopeful that this will help set charities on the path to achieving greater racial diversity at all levels by moving away from informal recruitment processes for trustees and committing time and resources to drawing from a wider and more diverse pool of people.

As part of the Code’s refresh, the Integrity Principle has also been strengthened to emphasise the importance of a charity’s values, ethical decision making and the culture this creates.

Rosie Chapman, Chair of the Steering Group explains:

We’ve also updated the integrity principle to reflect the importance of everyone who comes into contact with a charity being treated with dignity and respect and to feel that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

In particular, the Code includes new recommended practice on the right to be safe (safeguarding) that asks trustees to:

Understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Establish appropriate procedures that are integrated with the charity’s risk management approach.

Ensure that everyone in contact with the charity knows how to speak up and raise concerns.

Charities are encouraged to visit the Code’s website to view and download the new edition of the Code. Explanatory videos and accompanying blogs can also be found on the website.

As any experienced business executive who joins a Charity Board as a Trustee knows, running a charity, especially in 2020, is a particularly challenging task. Charity Chief Executives should be able to draw on the widest range of skills, background and experience from their Trustees for support. EDI should not be seen as pandering to sentiment but as an essential requirement to ensure that Boards have the best people contributing to the governance of the Charity, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or class.

Charity Trustees are, by and large, enthusiastic, unpaid, supporters of the cause that their charity serves but they should also ensure that they understand their role, duties and responsibilities - the updated Charity Governance Code is essential reading for all charity Trustees.

Dec 212020
 
Ensuring General Wisdom

The critical role Non-Executive Directors and Trustees play in Executive performance.

by J A Sutherland

Ensuring General Wisdom: The practical guide for non-executive directors and trustees on how to get the best out of executives covering: leadership, culture, business models and conduct of business. Discover the four drivers of culture: trust, communication, decision making and incentives. Find out why understanding corporate failure increases the chances of corporate success and that learning from history is difficult but essential.

 

 

 

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