Leadership is a 360-degree activity that takes place across geographic, generational and gender boundaries, and involves a complex web of stakeholders. This programme is designed to explore what leadership means for governance professionals and company secretaries, to help them recognise their leadership strengths, styles and personal brand to equip them with the skills they need in leading their colleagues in the boardroom, in the secretariat and beyond.

This course is for governance professionals and company secretaries wanting to build on their strengths and take their careers to the next level. 

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 to the Chartered Governance Institute
  • 6 hours of CPD

Programme highlights

  • Leading in the 21st century
  • Governance professionals and company secretaries as leaders
  • Lenses on leadership – strength, styles and personal brand
  • Your leadership development agenda


You can see the content that is covered on each day below. For further details please download the programme here.

08.45 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Introductions
09.30 The changing leadership environment
10.45 Morning break
11.00 Governance professionals as leaders
12.45 Lunch
13.15 Recognising and applying your leadership strengths
14.45 Afternoon break
15.00 Your leadership styles
15.45 Your personal brand
16.30 Next steps
17.00 Close

Programme Director

Anna Bateson


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


“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

Upcoming dates

Book now for 12 November 2020


Saffron House
6-10 Kirby St


£730 +VAT (Non-members)
£660 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£585 +VAT (Members: The Chartered Governance Institute)
£380 +VAT (Students: The Chartered Governance Institute)

This course is part of the Governance Leadership Programme, which also includes:

Strategic Skills for Governance Professionals

Influencing Skills for Governance Professionals

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

Get your copy of Company Secretary's Checklists, 11th edition and Company Secretary's Handbook, 12th edition

Delegates to this course get the opportunity to buy the accompanying books. For more info about our books, please visit our book shop.

Next steps and contact

Take a look through the course options and book your place using the links opposite. 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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