This unique programme is designed to enable governance professionals and company secretaries 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 programme 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

  •  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
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of the Chartered Governance Institute
  • 6 hours of CPD

Programme highlights

  • 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


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 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 a conscience
14.45 Afternoon break
15.00 Making strategy happen – the governance professional as an enabler
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

Upcoming dates

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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:

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.

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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