The Company Secretary as Changemaker

A series of six workshops run by the Chartered Governance Institute.


The Company Secretary as Changemaker is a series of six workshops examining the role of the company secretary in driving and enabling change in the boardroom of the 21st century, and the skills and aptitudes they are developing to undertake that role.

The first session in the series focussed on the theme, Creating, innovating and thinking strategically. In this evening session, our panellists explored how, though a combination of influence, leadership and creative thinking, company secretaries can become essential assets to the organisations for which they work. We asked, what does it mean to be an innovator? How can company secretaries move beyond playing a compliance role to demonstrate creativity? And what exactly is the secretary’s role with regard to formulating and enabling strategy?

The second session will explore the theme, Embracing technology. In this breakfast session, our panellists will share their thoughts on the opportunities that technological change has brought to company secretaries, the challenges that have gone with it – and the challenges that lie ahead. We ask, how is the secretarial function evolving in an increasingly digital, connected world? What mindset will company secretaries need to make the most of what the future holds? And what new skills and aptitudes will they need to develop?

Sessions and dates

DateChapterTopicTime of eventLocation
4 December 2019 Chapter 1 Creating, innovating and thinking strategically Evening

Saffron House

29 January 2020  Chapter 2

Embracing technology


Company Matters

11 March 2020 Chapter 3

Managing behaviours in the boardroom

Evening Saffron House
15 April 2020 Chapter 4

Changing the world

Breakfast Company Matters
20 May 2020 Chapter 5

Empowering yourself, inspiring others

Evening Saffron House
23 June 2020 Chapter 6

Championing good governance

Breakfast Company Matters

Evening events take place at Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS. 

Breakfast events take place at Company Matters, 65 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7NQ.

Breakfast events will start around 8.30am and evening sessions between 6.00pm - 6.30pm, but exact details will be circulated in advance. 

Booking information

Due to popular demand, all of our chapters for this series are fully booked.

If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email the marketing team with which session/s you would like to attend and we will get back to you if a spot opens up. 

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