Board development

Many people at board level bring with them considerable knowledge and skills but their individual and group capabilities often let them down. Effective boards rarely ‘just happen’: more often they spend time developing capabilities as individuals rather than as a group. Time spent developing together will enable them to achieve outstanding levels of business and personal performance.


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Martin Luther King Jr

Programme structure

Board development is a four-day programme, delivered on nonconsecutive days. Each day comprises a highly facilitated and participative workshop. Prior to the workshop, a benchmarking process establishes the board ‘starting position’ via a series of one-to-one interviews and personality profiling. Includes personality profile – all delegates receive an ‘Insights®’ personality profile, to help them better understand themselves and how they interact with others.

Board development is intended for board-level executives. The programme is best provided for up to five people from the same board team.

Programme duration

Board development is a four-day programme, delivered on nonconsecutive days.

Programme content

Base camp – a one-day executive workshop

  • The foundation stones for development.
  • Commonly understood purpose.
  • Mutual accountability.
  • Values alignment.

Breakthrough change – a one-day executive workshop

  • Moving beyond the established group norms and creating the breakthrough thinking that leads to high performance.
  • Exploring and testing the ‘norms’.
  • Challenge and conflict.
  • Breakthrough change.

Challenging progress – one day executive workshop

Exploring how board members work individually and together when confronted with a real challenge.

  • Insights® reports.
  • Seeing ourselves as others do.
  • Effective teaming at board level.
  • Working well together under pressure.
  • Learning fast as a group.

Innovation forum – a one-day executive workshop

  • Addressing business issues with innovative techniques.
  • Innovation.
  • Decision making.
  • Priority setting.
  • Moving to action.

Call us on 0845 130 5500 to find out more or book this programme.

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