Strategic Skills for Governance Professionals


This unique programme is designed to enable company secretaries and governance professionals to recognise the factors driving the business performance agenda, to understand and influence boardroom behaviour, and to deploy their unique strengths to address the challenges they face.

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

Key benefits of attending

  •  An insight into how you can support your board with their strategy
  • The opportunity to develop a tailored approach  to their own organisational situation
  • Insights into how you can support your board on its strategic journey
  • 6 hours of CPD
  • 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.


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

08.45 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Introductions
09.30 The strategic context and process – insights for governance professionals
11.00 Morning break
11.15 Strategic analysis – the governance professional as an expert
12.45 Lunch
13.15 Strategy formulation – the governance professional as an expert
14.45 Afternoon break
15.00 Making strategy happen – the governance professional as an enabler
16.30 Next steps
17.00 Close

Programme highlights

  • The strategic process – insights for the company secretary
  • Strategic analysis – the company secretary as expert
  • Strategy formulation – the company secretary as conscience
  • Making strategy happen – the company secretary as enabler

Programme Director

Anna Bateson


Anna is an experienced business facilitator, who leads workshops designed to inspire participants to address their real business challenges.

More about Anna Bateson

Upcoming dates

30 MAY 2018 BOOK NOW



Saffron House

6-10 Kirby St




£700 + VAT (Non-members)

£560 + VAT (ICSA members)

£360 + VAT (ICSA students)

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

Influencing Skills for Governance Professionals

Leadership Skills for Governance Professionals

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

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 7612 7034 or contact us

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