Overview

The Governance Leadership Programme

Develop your strategic leadership abilities.

  • You need to be working at a senior level to benefit
  • Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club (residential) or London (modular)
  • Four-day residential course or one-day modules
  • See course pages for details
  • See course pages for details
Need help?

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have converted our classroom training courses into virtual training courses. Due to the regulations around social distancing, we have put all of our classroom training on hold until early 2021. Once these dates are open for booking you will find them listed below.  But for now, please visit our Virtual Classroom Training section and register for the virtual edition.  

The difference between good and outstanding performance

Transform your performance from excellent to outstanding with the Governance Leadership Programme, an executive development programme designed to equip you with fresh strategic insights and practical ideas for enabling governance in the boardroom and the business. 

Built around the concept of Situational Intelligence, and delivered through collaborative group-led learning, participants leave with the passion, enthusiasm, insights and strategies to truly make a difference.

Residential

Next programme date: 12-15 October 2020
Venue: Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

The Governance Leadership Programme brings together leading governance professionals and company secretaries from around the world. This executive programme enables senior talent to develop their competencies through collaborative workshops with peers. Individual post-programme sessions allow you to reflect on your strengths and create a personal action plan.

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Modular

Next dates: Strategic Skills: 4 February, 29 April, 10 September 2020; Influencing Skills: 5 March, 2 June, 6 October 2020; Leadership Skills: 31 March, 2 July, 12 November 2020.

The modular programme offers a series of three non-residential, one-day events scheduled throughout the year. These workshops will build on your governance experience and develop your professional strengths. On completion, you will be able to recognise and understand the strategic factors driving your organisation, influence boardroom behaviour and lead governance thinking.

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Alumni

Discover more about the experience of taking the programme from past participants.

Faisal Al-Nefaie

Faisal is the Head of Corporate Governance at Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Arabia and took the residential programme in 2015. Read their story.

Shona McGlashan

Shona is the Chief Governance Officer for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada and took the residential programme in 2016. Read their story.

James Turner

James is the Deputy Director of Strategy, Government Property Unit, Cabinet Office and took the modular programme in 2016. Read their story

Next steps and contact

Take a look through the programme options and book your place using the links opposite. If you’re not sure which programme is most suitable for you, our training team will be happy to help.

You can contact them at training@icsa.org.uk or call 020 7612 7034.

Dowload the programme brochure

Residential

The GLP residential experience

Four days dedicated to developing your strategic leadership abilities.

  • You need to be working at a senior level to benefit
  • Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club
  • Four days, 24 hours CPD
  • 12-15 Oct 2020
  • £4,000 - 4,500+VAT
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Summary

The Governance Leadership Programme inspires governance professionals and company secretaries to develop confidence and knowledge in the areas that make the difference between good and outstanding performance – strategy, influencing and leadership.

GLP is a series of collaborative workshops, centred on the Lyons Bateson model of Situational Intelligence. Situational Intelligence enables individuals to perform better by understanding themselves, the stakeholders they need to engage, and the context in which they operate.

Who's it for?

Participants typically include:

  • people facing a big professional challenge, such as establishing a new governance structure for their organisation, inducting a new board, or integrating the governance of an acquisition;
  • people at a career crossroads seeking new challenges and greater passion and purpose in their work; and
  • people who are ambitious and want to take their career to the next level.

What are the benefits?

The programme brings together people from around the world, giving participants a unique opportunity to share experiences and ideas from different territories.

Participants learn from peers in a positive and welcoming environment, and benefit from exclusive access to the programme leader and expert speakers.

The reflective and interactive approach results in a personalised action plan and commitment to apply new thinking. Individual post-programme sessions help participants focus on the application of their learning, reflect on their strengths and finalise the actions they intend to take to achieve their career goals.

Participants on the residential programme benefit from a reflective experience that includes inspirational after dinner speakers, one-to-one clinic sessions, and conversations with speakers, the programme director and fellow participants. You will leave inspired, energised and equipped with the insights and techniques to really make a difference to your organisation.

Read personal stories from participants who have taken the programme

Why Situational Intelligence is key to your success

Governance professionals and company secretaries use diplomacy, persuasion and judgement to be effective in enabling their boards to perform. A strong understanding and application of Situational Intelligence is at the heart of successful governance, giving professionals in-depth knowledge of what motivates people, and how to get the maximum benefits and rewards from their combined efforts.

Situational Intelligence is essentially the ability to read and respond effectively to a situation. The approach recognises that the probability of getting a desired outcome can be increased by investing effort in understanding each stakeholder’s drivers, engaging with them and building collective motivation.

Programme

You can see the content that is covered on each day below. For full details please download a sample full programme.

Day 1

  • Programme introduction
  • Changing roles of governance professionals
  • The strategic context and process
  • Strategic analysis

Day 2

  • Strategy formulation
  • Making strategy happen
  • Board dynamics
  • Engaging stakeholder

Day 3

  • Recognising your strengths and potential
  • The changing leadership environment
  • Governance professional as leaders

Day 4

  • Recognising your leadership strengths
  • Your leadership styles and personal brand
  • Developing yourself and your support network

Programme Highlights

  • A reflective residential experience; 25 hours of CPD
  • Based on a proprietary development model, Situational Intelligence
  • A reflective and interactive approach that results in a highly personalised action plan
  • Access to expert speakers and peers from around the world
  • Group learning reinforced by individual profiling and a coaching session
  • Membership of an exclusive GLP alumni group and the wider Institute network

Coaching sessions

To enable you to focus on the application of your learning and the strengths you’d like to develop, the programme includes an individual post-programme coaching session with programme leader, Anna Bateson. Sessions will take place at Saffron House, London.

Speakers

Programme Director

Anna Bateson

Anna Bateson

Anna Bateson is an experienced business facilitator, who leads workshops designed to inspire participants to address real business situations. She is involved in the design, development and delivery of a range of initiatives to address governance challenges and professionalise boards.

Working globally with boards and business leaders, she addresses the challenges of leading strategic change and delivering good governance. Described by the business press as a 'skilled alchemist’, she shares pragmatic insights gained over four decades in leadership and consultancy roles with International businesses including PwC and British Airways. 

 

Additional speakers

Chris Moon

Chris Moon MBE

Chris is a former British Army Officer whose training and experiences provided a world class grounding in leadership, motivation and personal and team support.

As team leader for the Halo Trust, he was kidnapped by Khymer Rouge guerrillas, and became one of the few Westerners to survive such an ordeal. He was blown up clearing landmines in Mozambique and lost his lower arm and a leg. Within a year of leaving hospital he completed the London Marathon and now runs the world’s toughest ultra-marathons to raise funds for charities assisting the disabled. Chris draws on his experiences to illustrate principles people can use to be resilient in their daily lives.

Testimonials

The programme is not only an eye-opener, it also opens the mind and intellectual horizon. I have learned a lot and would recommend the programme to every company secretary who wishes to achieve excellence. Nasiru Idris Shall, Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services.

Videos & interviews

Hear from programme director Anna Bateson, as well as guest speakers and past delegates as they share their experiences of GLP 2016.

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Improve your line of sight 

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Expand your limits 

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Engaging stakeholders 

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Developing situational intelligence 

Upcoming dates

12-15 October 2020

4 day residential programme

Venue

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club
Ware 
Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD
United Kingdom

Cost and booking

Members of The Chartered Governance Institute: £4000 + VAT

Non-members: £4500 + VAT

Multiple-booking discounts available; please contact us for more details.

Book online to secure your place on the next programme.

BOOK NOW FOR 12-15 OCTOBER 2020

The programme delegate fee includes:

  • Attendance on the training programme and all programme materials
  • Three nights accommodation and free use of all leisure facilities at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners will also be provided
  • Programme completion certificate
  • One hour surgery session with programme director, post course.

If you have any special requirements, please notify our training team beforehand on +44 (0)20 7612 7034 or email us

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

Next steps and contact

Take a look through the programme options and book your place using the links opposite. If you’re not sure which programme is most suitable for you, our training team will be happy to help.

To find out more you can call +44 (0)20 7612 7034, or contact us.

Modular Courses

The Governance Leadership Programme

Develop your strategic leadership abilities.

  • You need to be working at a senior level to benefit
  • Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club (residential) or London (modular)
  • Four-day residential course or one-day modules
  • See course pages for details
  • See course pages for details
Need help?

Summary

The modular programme offers a series of three non-residential, one-day modules scheduled throughout the year. These workshops will build on your governance experience and develop your professional strengths. On completion, you’ll be able to recognise and understand the strategic factors driving your organisation, influence boardroom behaviour and lead governance thinking. You will be eligible for a 25% discount off the modular programme fees if you book all three together.

Strategic Skills

Influencing Skills

Leadership Skills

Strategic Skills

Strategic Skills for Governance Professionals

Become an enabler of strategy and elevate your board's performance

Need help?

STRATEGIC SKILLS FOR GOVERNANCE PROFESSIONALS

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have converted our classroom training courses into virtual training courses. Due to the regulations around social distancing, we have put all of our classroom training on hold until early 2021. Once these dates are open for booking you will find them listed below.  But for now, please visit our Virtual Classroom Training section and register for the virtual edition of Strategic Skills.  

OVERVIEW

As you move beyond the position of a technical expert, your contribution to the strategy of your organisation becomes a crucial aspect of your role as a company secretary or governance professional. Knowing how to assess the organisational landscape through effective strategic analysis is part of your role as an expert. Knowing how to enact those insights is the essential skill that you will learn as you move from informing to enabling.

KEY BENEFITS THE DAY’S PROGRAMME

  •  Insights into how you can support your board with their strategic process
  • The opportunity to develop a tailored approach to your own organisational situation
  • Insights into how you can contribute at each stage of your organisation’s strategic journey
  • The strategic process – insights for the governance professional and company secretary
  • Strategic analysis – the governance professional and company secretary as an expert
  • Strategy formulation – the governance professional and company secretary as a conscience
  • Making strategy happen – the governance professional and company secretary as an enabler

DAY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

For further details please download the programme here.

UPCOMING DATES 

KEY FACTS

Programme director 

ANNA BATESON FCG

Anna Bateson FCG is an experienced business facilitator who works extensively with Directors, Boards and Governance Professionals across the private, public and third sectors. Combining pragmatic insights gained over 40 years spent in leadership and consultancy roles with international businesses including Price Waterhouse and British Airways, she enables individuals to focus on the real business challenges they wish to address. Her breadth of experience provides excellent insights into the critical capabilities required to deliver exceptional business performance. Described as a ‘skilled alchemist’ Anna leads these workshops, sharing insights and expertise in an inspiring and challenging programme, tailored to meet participant learning agendas.

Through her business consultancy ‘Cutting Through The Grey’ and jointly with global thought leader, Dr Laurence Lyons, Anna researches, coaches, consults and writes on the development of Situational Intelligence™.

More about Anna Bateson FCG

TESTIMONIALS

“Really useful and thought-provoking course. Gives you things you can take away and work on.”Assistant Company Secretary, insurance company
“Anna is a fantastic guide through the maze of inspiring leadership.”Femi Sobo-Allen, Company Secretary, TD Direct Investing
“The day was both interesting and enlightening.”Joanna Harkus, Company Secretary, Arle Capital Partners

VENUE

Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

FEES

£710 +VAT (Non-members)
£640 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£570 +VAT (ICSA members)
£370 +VAT (ICSA students)

Book all three courses and save 25% on the total fee. To take advantage of this offer, contact us.

NEXT STEPS AND CONTACT

If you’re not sure which course is most suitable for you, our training team will be happy to help.

To find out more, call 020 7580 4741 or contact us

Influencing Skills

Influencing Skills for Governance Professionals

Understand the factors that drive organisational performance

Need help?

INFLUENCING SKILLS FOR GOVERNANCE PROFESSIONALS

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have converted our classroom training courses into virtual training courses. Due to the regulations around social distancing, we have put all of our classroom training on hold until early 2021. Once these dates are open for booking you will find them listed below.  But for now, please visit our Virtual Classroom Training section and register for the virtual edition of Influencing Skills.  

OVERVIEW

The roles of governance professionals and company secretaries are changing. Today’s professionals need to recognise the nuanced dynamics of their board to enable its effective operation. Addressing the real challenges you face in your day-to-day work and knowing how to manage and influence stakeholder relationships will move you to beyond the role of technical expert in your organisation to lead systemic and cultural change.

KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Insights into the factors driving the business performance agenda – and the changing role of governance professionals and company secretaries.
  • An opportunity to identify and influence boardroom behaviour
  • The skills to deploy your strengths to address the challenges you face and build your professional credibility with colleagues
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute
  • 6 hours of CPD
  • The changing profile of governance professionals and company secretaries. 
  • Recognising board dynamics
  • Addressing the real challenges you face
  • Creating a supportive environment

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

For further details please download the programme here.

UPCOMING DATES 

KEY FACTS

Programme director 

ANNA BATESON FCG

Anna Bateson FCG is an experienced business facilitator who works extensively with Directors, Boards and Governance Professionals across the private, public and third sectors. Combining pragmatic insights gained over 40 years spent in leadership and consultancy roles with international businesses including Price Waterhouse and British Airways, she enables individuals to focus on the real business challenges they wish to address. Her breadth of experience provides excellent insights into the critical capabilities required to deliver exceptional business performance. Described as a ‘skilled alchemist’ Anna leads these workshops, sharing insights and expertise in an inspiring and challenging programme, tailored to meet participant learning agendas.

Through her business consultancy ‘Cutting Through The Grey’ and jointly with global thought leader, Dr Laurence Lyons, Anna researches, coaches, consults and writes on the development of Situational Intelligence™.

More about Anna Bateson FCG

TESTIMONIALS

“Really useful and thought-provoking course. Gives you things you can take away and work on.”Assistant Company Secretary, insurance company
“Anna is a fantastic guide through the maze of inspiring leadership.”Femi Sobo-Allen, Company Secretary, TD Direct Investing
“The day was both interesting and enlightening.”Joanna Harkus, Company Secretary, Arle Capital Partners

VENUE

Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

FEES

£710 +VAT (Non-members)
£640 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£570 +VAT (ICSA members)
£370 +VAT (ICSA students)

Book all three courses and save 25% on the total fee. To take advantage of this offer, contact us.

NEXT STEPS AND CONTACT

If you’re not sure which course is most suitable for you, our training team will be happy to help.

To find out more, call 020 7580 4741 or contact us

Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills for Governance Professionals

Know your strengths and understand how to develop your team

Need help?

Leadership Skills for Governance Professionals

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have converted our classroom training courses into virtual training courses. Due to the regulations around social distancing, we have put all of our classroom training on hold until early 2021. Once these dates are open for booking you will find them listed below.  But for now, please visit our Virtual Classroom Training section and register for the virtual edition of Leadership Skills.  

OVERVIEW

Leadership is a 360-degree activity that takes place across geographic, generational and gender boundaries and involves a complex web of stakeholders. You will explore what leadership means for company secretaries and governance professionals and how your strengths, styles and personal brand can combine to make an impact. This day will equip you with the skills to lead colleagues in the boardroom, in the secretariat and beyond. 

KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • An opportunity to identify the relationship between management and leadership, and develop your understanding of when and how you can lead
  • Insights into your strengths as a leader and an understanding of how to build a high performance team
  • The chance to consider your preferred leadership styles and personal brand 
  • The opportunity to build a personal development plan for strengthening your effectiveness
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute
  • 6 hours of CPD
  • Leading in the 21st century
  • Governance professionals and company secretaries as leaders
  • Lenses on leadership – strength, styles and personal brand
  • Your leadership development agenda

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

For further details please download the programme here.

UPCOMING DATES

Key facts

Programme director 

ANNA BATESON FCG

Anna Bateson FCG is an experienced business facilitator who works extensively with Directors, Boards and Governance Professionals across the private, public and third sectors. Combining pragmatic insights gained over 40 years spent in leadership and consultancy roles with international businesses including Price Waterhouse and British Airways, she enables individuals to focus on the real business challenges they wish to address. Her breadth of experience provides excellent insights into the critical capabilities required to deliver exceptional business performance. Described as a ‘skilled alchemist’ Anna leads these workshops, sharing insights and expertise in an inspiring and challenging programme, tailored to meet participant learning agendas.

Through her business consultancy ‘Cutting Through The Grey’ and jointly with global thought leader, Dr Laurence Lyons, Anna researches, coaches, consults and writes on the development of Situational Intelligence™.

More about Anna Bateson FCG

TESTIMONIALS

“Really useful and thought-provoking course. Gives you things you can take away and work on.”Assistant Company Secretary, insurance company
“Anna is a fantastic guide through the maze of inspiring leadership.”Femi Sobo-Allen, Company Secretary, TD Direct Investing
“The day was both interesting and enlightening.”Joanna Harkus, Company Secretary, Arle Capital Partners

VENUE

Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

FEES

£710 +VAT (Non-members)
£640 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£570 +VAT (ICSA members)
£370 +VAT (ICSA students)

Book all three courses and save 25% on the total fee. To take advantage of this offer, contact us.

NEXT STEPS AND CONTACT

If you’re not sure which course is most suitable for you, our training team will be happy to help.

To find out more, call 020 7580 4741 or contact us

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