The Effective Non-Executive Director

06 Dec 2022 09:00 - 17:00

Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Creative Industries Centre
University of Wolverhampton Science Park
Glaisher Drive
West Midlands
WV10 9TG

Members: £750.00
Non members: £900.00

THE COMPANY – principles of corporate structure

• Key features of a limited company - legal status; company constitution; concept of limited liability

• Power and control - the relationship between shareholders; directors and management

• Shareholders' rights - financial return; participate and vote at shareholders' meetings; receive information on the company

• Directors’ legal duties - Seven General Duties (Companies Act 2006); the Reasonable Person Test.

THE BOARD – purpose & functions

• The board’s role - providing effective corporate leadership; difference between direction and management

• The key tasks it should undertake:

- Establishing vision, mission (purpose) and values
- Setting strategic direction
- Delegating to management and overseeing performance
- Exercising accountability to shareholders and other stakeholders 

• Capabilities of successful boards - right mix of people; positive challenge and debate.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS – how do they add value

• Company - reasons for appointing a NED

• Personal - choosing to become non-executive

• Adding value - key NED contributions; personal attributes needed to be successful; productive questioning  

• Potential challenges.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH SPEAKER (possible areas to be covered)

• The recruitment process

• Promoting yourself

• Commonly sought skills and people usually avoided

• Fees

All participants of the course will automatically be added to our NED Pool, a new service linking individuals looking for NED roles with organisations looking to recruit a NED.

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