The Company Secretary Development Programme enables governance professionals to develop confidence and knowledge in the areas that make the difference between good and outstanding performance – strategy, influencing and leadership.
CDSP 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.
Participants typically include:
The course brings together people from around the world, giving participants a unique opportunity to share experiences and ideas from territories where the governance infrastructure is different.
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 an immersive experience that includes inspirational after dinner speakers, one-to-one clinic sessions, and conversations with speakers, the course leader and fellow participants. You will leave inspired, energised and equipped with the insights and techniques to really make a difference to your organisation.
Governance professionals 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.
You can see the content that is covered on each day below. For full details please download the full course programme.
To enable you to focus on the application of your learning and the strengths you’d like to develop, the course includes an individual post-programme coaching session with programme leader, Anna Bateson. Sessions will take place at Saffron House, London.
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.
An experienced Company Secretary with wide-ranging technical and commercial experience in manufacturing, services and financial services industries, who has extremely good relationships with chairmen, directors and senior executives, and is often used as a sounding board for commercial propositions, strategy and cultural issues.
Jeremy led an international team to develop a direct to consumer wealth management product and for several years he has actively sponsored talent and development programmes, providing coaching and mentoring support in the UK, France and Germany. At AXA, he introduced board evaluation and instigated a number of innovations to improve the culture and smooth running of board meetings. In 2010, through CriticalEye, a business networking organisation, Jeremy published an article on directors and decision-making, and in 2011, he published an article on leadership in M&A. He has also published an article about the role of the Chairman, via Fidelio Partners in 2015. He acts as an informal advisor on a range of corporate governance matters and was a member of the CBI Companies Committee for 10 years.
In 2011, he became a member of the ICSA Company Secretaries’ Forum, along with its EU and Professional Development Committees, providing comment and formal responses on various government and EU consultations, as well as helping to update the professional qualifying syllabus for company secretaries. Jeremy has presented at the ICSA annual conference on several occasions and also spoken at a number of other events on a range of corporate governance and company law matters.
Jeremy’s experience at AXA, The BOC Group, Forte and Spear’s Games covers the entire range of company secretarial work including board and director succession planning, stock exchange compliance in the UK, US and Japan, contract negotiation, strategy development, corporate administration, company law, share options, insurance, intellectual property, pensions and the establishment of governance and risk frameworks.
David has been the Global Head of KPMG’s Corporate Secretariat practice since 2016, leading a network covering 130 jurisdictions. David previously spent 17 years at KPMG Makinson Cowell, providing corporate governance advice to boards and company secretaries of large multinational companies. David has extensive experience in subsidiary governance, investor relations, and stakeholder engagement on corporate governance matters. He is also Chairman of the KPMG Company Secretary Association in the UK, and as a qualified company secretary of 12 years’, is heavily involved in promoting the profession through his work with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. David also runs the apprenticeship programme for the WCCSA, and is a Director of the Green Spring Education Trust.
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.
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
Hear from programme leader Anna Bateson, as well as guest speakers and past delegates as they share their experiences of CSDP 2016.
Improve your line of sight
Expand your limits
Developing situational intelligence
19 – 22 June 2017
4 day residential course
Hanbury Manor, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD
9th - 12th October 2017
4 day residential course
Hanbury Manor, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD
Hotel & Country Club, Hertfordshire
This 17th century Jacobean-style country house, set in 200 acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, benefits from all the modern comforts associated with 5-star luxury.
Participants will have full use of the excellent leisure facilities, which means you can end each day with a refreshing plunge in the swimming pool or a restorative steam, Jacuzzi or sauna.
Hanbury Manor is secluded but easily accessible, located just 25 miles from London and within easy reach of all the major London airports.
ICSA Members: £3,750 + VAT
Non-members: £4,250 + VAT
Multiple-booking discounts available; please contact us for more details.
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Price includes attendance on the course, all training materials, post-programme surgery session, three nights’ accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, free use of all leisure facilities at Hanbury Manor, and WiFi access.
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