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Non-Executive Directors' Programme

A one-day course covering non-executive director roles and responsibilities

Duration: Full day        CPD: 6 hours

About

The Non-Executive Directors’ Programme offers both new and more experienced NEDs an essential understanding of their role and how they can maximise their effectiveness. The Programme looks at all aspects of the role in the context of legal and regulatory frameworks and established best practice. Issues such as board composition, liability and reporting are covered in detail, as are topics such as director development and remuneration. A ‘Governance dilemmas for directors’ session encourages directors to test their experience with a range of real-world scenarios.

Who is this course for?
Non-executive directors stepping into the role for the first time, and those with experience looking for insights into their governance role.

Course highlights

  • Legal liability and risks
  • Risk management, audit committees and NEDs
  • Induction, training and evaluation
  • Governance dilemmas for directors
  • Board composition
  • Remuneration: the challenges for NEDs

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the legal and regulatory framework underpinning the role of the non-executive director
  • An opportunity to discuss and evaluate the NED’s role in corporate governance and the challenges arising from that role
  • Confidence in making a contribution to board effectiveness and in delivering successful scrutiny and challenge
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.

To find out more, call 020 7612 7034 or contact us

Programme

09.00 Registration
09.15 Welcome and introduction
09.20 Corporate governance overview
  • A review of the corporate governance environment
  • The corporate governance role of the NED
10.20 Legal liability and risks
  • Role and key tasks of the board; what is expected of a NED; liability and insurance; due diligence; Bribery Act
11.20 Tea/coffee
11.35 Risk management, audit committees and the role of NEDs
  • The NED’s responsibilities regarding risk and internal control.
  • Composition and role of the committee
  • ICSA guidance on terms of reference foe audit and risk committees
12.15 Effective Decision Making
  • Board as decision making entities
  • What facilitates good decision making
  • Limitations on effective decision making
  • Judgement and how it can be distorted
  • Honest reviews of past decisions
  • The Chairman’s role
13.00 Lunch
13.40 Governance dilemmas for directors
14.45 Tea/coffee
15.00 Board composition
  • Issues regarding board composition, and the nomination committee, including skill sets, search and selection, succession planning and diversity
15.50 Remuneration: the challenges for NEDs
  • Key aspects of formulating a remuneration policy; legal constraints and best practice issues; an examination of the changing features of remuneration; and application of these principles to practical examples.
16.30 Close

Trainers

Julia Casson

Julia Casson

Julia is Director of Board Insight Limited, which advises clients on corporate governance best practice. It carries out board and committee evaluation work and runs professional development courses on topics such as corporate governance, directors’ role and responsibilities and company law.

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Simon Osborne

Simon Osborne

Simon is the Chief Executive of ICSA and joint head of ICSA Board Evaluation. Simon is also a non-executive director of Crown Business Communications Limited – an award winning corporate communications agency – and its parent, MNN Holdings Limited. He is also deputy chairman of the principal UK railway industry charity, the Railway Benefit Fund.

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    Course price

    £665 + VAT (Non-members)
    £510 + VAT (ICSA members)
    £335 + VAT (ICSA students)

    Course date

    30 November 2017 Book now

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      London
      EC1N 8TS

    Free affiliateship

    Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

    Course price

    £665 + VAT (Non-members)
    £510 + VAT (ICSA members)
    £335 + VAT (ICSA students)

    Course date

    30 November 2017 Book now

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      London
      EC1N 8TS

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    We can deliver our training courses within your organisation, allowing you to tailor the content to meet your particular needs.
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