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Non-executive & Supervisory Board Directors



Non-executive & Supervisory Board Directors




  • Non-executive directors and aspiring non-executive directors in private and public sector organisations.


  • A practical and pragmatic workshop with worked examples and an integrative case study

  • Coverage of the non-executive role in private and publicly owned companies and in the public and social enterprise sectors

  • An understanding of the duties, responsibilities and liabilities of non-executive directors

  • An understanding of the principal relationships at the board

  • An understanding of the non-executive director's strategic, leadership and change management roles


Participation in this course will provide you with:

  • Knowledge of the duties and liabilities of the non-executive director

  • A clear understanding of the role and tasks of the non-executive director

  • A clear understanding of the non-executive director's relationships around the boardroom table

  • A clear understanding of the work of the board and what and how to contribute to it


  • Directors' liabilities and corporate governance

    • Legal basis of directors' liabilities

    • Corporate variety and corporate governance codes

    • Corporate governance in public companies

    • The governance of private companies and family businesses

    • Variety in the role of the non-executive director

  • The non-executive director and the board

    • Board roles and relationships (Chairman, Finance Director, Executive and non-executive directors, advisors)

    • Main boards, subsidiary boards and owner managed boards

    • Board sub-committees (Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee)

    • Boards in the public and social enterprise sectors

    • Finding, appointment and removal of non-executive directors

  • The work of the board

    • Strategic thinking and setting policy

    • Accountability and management oversight

    • Decision making and dilemmas of the board

  • Creating an effective board

    • Process, procedure and rhythm at the board

    • Managing policies and building the team

    • Board appraisal and review

  • Integrative case study


This course forms a part of the three day "Director Roles" module. The other units in the module (which can be taken separately if so desired) are:

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