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How to become a Non-Executive Director – Bristol 23 September 2015

By Debbie Wright

Are you thinking of becoming a Non-Executive Director as part of a Portfolio Career or to develop your boardroom skills prior to taking up an executive director role? Join us on Wednesday, September 23 2015 to find out how you can become a Non-Executive Director “Unlike many courses I have attended in the past, How to become a […]

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Workplace excellence – Award for Chartered Psychologist and colleague.

A Chartered Psychologist has been recognised by the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Organisational Psychologists for an innovative programme to promote effectiveness in a telecommunications company.

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The programme was designed and implemented by Pauline Willis, a UK-based occupational psychologist, and Dr Josephine Palermo (General Manager, Customer and Collaboration, Telstra Corporation). Telstra is the largest telecommunications company in Australia and has a presence in over 15 countries. Willis told The Psychologist: ‘Collaboration is widely recognised as being critical to business success, in the global economic environment where the digital economy is creating new challenges. Feedback from both Telstra staff and customers identified the potential detrimental consequences of working in silos to both customer experience and employee engagement. By harnessing organisational psychology, we designed a program that raised awareness of the importance of collaboration and developed a culture of collective or shared leadership.’

The Workplace Excellence Awards celebrate exceptional achievement and innovation in the application of psychological principles in the workplace and recognise best practice in organisational psychology.

Photo: Pauline Willis. Credit: Nick Rawle.

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Pauline is co-course leader on Excellencia’s Becoming a Non-Executive Director – for Coaches and Mentors course – the next one is in Oxford on Tuesday 15 September 2015

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Becoming a Non-Executive Director – for Coaches and Mentors – Oxford 15 September 2015

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The Becoming a Non-Executive Director – for Coaches and Mentors course is designed for coaches, mentors and other professionals who possess these skillsets including organisational psychologists and business consultants. It is also of value to anyone who has substantial experience and expertise in harnessing individual as well as team effectiveness at board level, and who is experienced as an Executive Director or CEO.

73970259_328x212Coaching and mentoring skillsets are different from those which are typically sought for the NED role. Bringing these skillsets into the boardroom as being valuable in themselves, provides considerable scope for increasing the diversity, well-being and effectiveness of organisations in the current volatile, complex and uncertain economic climate. HR professionals and recruiters seeking to appoint NED’s from a wider selection pool will also find this course valuable in providing what they need to support their clients in making informed decisions.

For the coach or mentor as NED this course enables you to:-

  • Plan and prepare for your first NED position with a real sense of what is expected of you as a NED and how you can meet these challenges.
  • Receive essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategic focus and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role.
  • Understand up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board, employees as well as you as a NED.
  • Appreciate the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work.
  • Understand methods for selection including key motivators and rewards along with the practicalities of the selection process.
  • Experience practical sessions on how to identify NED opportunities that are right for you, with emphasis on how to present your experiences with clarity and relevance. These will help you navigate the process of obtaining your first appointment and performing due diligence before you are appointed to the role.

Course Leaders:

David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorDavid Doughty is a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. 

Pauline Willis MAPS CPsychol CSci

Pauline WillsPauline is an internationally recognised expert in executive coaching, mentoring and team effectiveness as well as selection and development in the boardroom. Pauline is a Chartered Psychologist registered in the UK and Australia as well as a Chartered Scientist. She is a founding Director of the Coaching & Mentoring Network (CMN), and was a founding Executive Board Member of the European Coaching & Mentoring Council, Chair and founding member of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) Executive Committee. Working with both public and private sectors, she has experience of coaching and mentoring as well as selection and development within small and medium enterprises as well as large multi-national organisations.

Pre-course preparation

Pre-work is not compulsory. Before the workshop you will find it useful to consider what personal qualities and value you bring to the boardroom as a coach or mentor. You are also invited to complete a short questionnaire based assessment to reveal your key personality and style based strengths to the roles of coach, mentor and NED. For those of you who complete the assessment, you will be provided with a short summary report to support you in your professional journey.

Key Details

Duration: 1 day
Location:
Magdalen Centre Oxford Science Park,
Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford
OX4 4GA

Price
£330.00 (ex VAT)

Payment with Booking Price
£300.00 (ex VAT)

Partner Price*
£270.00 (ex VAT)

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To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

6 hours structured CPD with attendance certificate awarded.

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

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Director’s duties, roles and responsibilities – Bristol 30 July 2015

directors duties roles responsibilitiesThe Director’s duties, roles and responsibilities course provides an essential overview of what is required of a company director together with practical steps that can be taken to ensure that the demands are complied with.

This half-day course is aimed at aspiring or newly appointed directors and covers key knowledge about legal duties, roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for an effective board appointment. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

Who should attend?

Aspiring, newly appointed or current directors of companies including owner-managed companies or family businesses in the private, public and voluntary sector.

What to expect?

  • An in-depth view of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of directors, corporate governance and the role of the board
  • An appreciation of the crucial differences between management, direction and ownership
  • Practical guidance on avoiding or dealing with conflicts of interest

Course objectives

Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Understand the legal status of a company
  • Understand the roles directors play and key director relationships in different types of company and context
  • Examine the board’s corporate governance role
  • Define the legal duties and liabilities of individual directors and the board

Course Leader:
David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
9:00am to 12:30pm
Location:
Orchard Street Business Centre
14 Orchard Street
Bristol BS1 5EH

Price
£165.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £150.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £140.00 (ex VAT)*

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To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

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Social Media for Beginners – Bristol 30 July 2015

Social Media for Beginners
Half-day Workshop

Thursday 30 July 2015, Orchard Street Business Centre, 14 Orchard Street, Bristol BS1 5EH

13:00 to 16:30

  • Are you making the most of Social Media?
  • Is your LinkedIn profile up to date?
  • Are you using Facebook and Twitter to position yourself as a specialist in your field?

social media dd croppedIf not then the Social Media for Beginners Half-day Workshop is an essential next step in establishing your Social Media presence.

Social Media has dramatically changed the face of career development – it is no longer about simply keeping your CV up to date. If you are employed or running your own business Social Media tools should be at the heart of your career development strategy.

Whether you are embarking on a Portfolio Career or a new full-time role you can increase your chances of success by using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media apps.

Learn what to do and what not to do.

Packed with powerful practical tips and techniques this workshop will unveil the mysteries of Social Media and equip you with all you need to enable you to establish an on-line presence.

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The fee for this ½-day workshop is:

  • £89.00 (+ VAT) for non-members.
  • £79.00 (+ VAT) payment with booking by BACs or PayPal
  • £69.00 (+ VAT) for NEDworks Tier1 members

Places are limited so book on-line today!

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD FCIM FBCS

2a7f488The course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has been a member of LinkedIn since 2006 and actively uses Social Media to promote a number of businesses. See his LinkedIn profile here:

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How to become a Non-Executive Director – Bristol 21 July 2015

By Debbie Wright

Are you thinking of becoming a Non-Executive Director as part of a Portfolio Career or to develop your boardroom skills prior to taking up an executive director role? Join us on Tuesday, July 21 2015 to find out how you can become a Non-Executive Director. “Excellent course giving a clear picture of the role, the skills […

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So you want to be a Non-Executive Director?

Competition for Non-Executive Director roles is fierce so how do you differentiate yourself from the opposition?

non-executive directorThere has never been a better time to become a Non-Executive Director. With a growing emphasis on Corporate Governance in boardrooms around the world there is a growing demand for skilled directors who are qualified to be effective board members in organisations of all sizes in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Yet competition for NED roles is stiff with many more applicants than there are available positions – so how do you stand out from the crowd and get yourself on NED interview short-lists?

Fortunately, there are a number of courses you can attend which will give you the information you need to make successful NED applications. Varying in length from half a day to six months, with costs varying from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand and with venues across the country, there are plenty of courses to choose from.

For what to look for when choosing a course refer to our previous post here

The following table lists courses available in the UK – if you are a course provider and your course is not listed here, please contact debbie.wright@nedworks.net and we will add it to the list.

 Course Title Provider Venue(s) Duration Cost Discounts
Non-Executive Directors Programme BVCA London 2 days £3,790 (ex VAT) BVCA members £1,895 (ex VAT)
Becoming an effective Non-Executive Director Cass Business School London 1 day £975
Being an Effective Non-Executive Director Civil Service College London ½ day £550 (ex VAT)
The Non-Executive Directors’ Seminar Cranfield University Cranfield 2 days £1,875 (ex VAT)
How to become a Non-Executive Director Excellencia Birmingham
Bristol
London
Manchester
Oxford
1 day £330 (ex VAT) NEDworks Tier1 members £280 (ex VAT)
Non-Executive Director Diploma Financial Times London 6 months £5,900 (inc VAT)
So You Want To Be a Non-Executive Director? Financial Times London ½ day £474 (inc VAT) FT NED club members £414 (inc VAT)
Effective Non-Executive Director Programme Financial Times London 2 days £1,800 (inc VAT) FT NED Club members £1,500 (inc VAT)
Non-Exec Workshop First Flight London 1 day £500 (ex VAT)
Non-Executive Directors’ Programme ICSA London 1 day £500 (ex VAT) ICSA members£400 (ex VAT)
ICSA students£300 (ex VAT)
Role of the Non-Executive Director Institute of Directors London 1 day £955 (ex VAT) IoD Members £795 (ex VAT)
Essential Training Course for Non-Executive Directors NEDA London 1 day £450 (inc VAT)
NHS trust and foundation trust non-executive directors programme NHS
Cass Business School
Monitor
London 3 days £2,400 Preferred rate £2,160

non-executive directorHaving invested the time and money in attending one of the above courses you will then need to ensure that you make the most of your background, skills and experience by preparing your Non-Executive Director CV and accompanying letter of application.

You will find advice on how to produce an effective NED CV here

Join NEDworks as a Tier1 member today to get your free NED CV review and other membership benefits