The Role and Responsibilities of Non-executive Directors - Session 1 & 2

Quorum Training - A Wilmington Company
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6 hours
395 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

The Role and Responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors – Session 1 & 2

Regulatory and legal requirements have increased scrutiny on how well organisations in all sectors are governed. A key aspect of this is the role of non-executive directors (‘NEDs’). NEDs have an increasing responsibility to bring more skills and experience to the Boardroom ensuring that they provide an appropriate level of stewardship and challenge in an ever-complex landscape. This practical and inter-active course provides participants with the essential knowledge and understanding to discharge these responsibilities. It gives an up-to-date review of best corporate governance practices. participants will learn the business benefits and drivers of good governance and gain a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of NEDs and of the dynamics of the boardroom.

CPD Hours: 6

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Executives, senior managers and professionals who are looking to become NEDs;
  • Existing NEDs looking to update and refresh their knowledge;
  • Company secretaries;
  • Members of the senior management teams in the public sector;
  • Internal auditors;
  • In-house lawyers;
  • HR professionals;
  • Ethics officers;
  • Directors and managers of companies seeking a listing in the UK;
  • and executive search consultants.

Training Course Content

Day 1

Session 1

  • Corporate governance overview
  • The definition of a director and the different roles: chairman, CEO, executives
  • Focus on the role of NEDs
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Directors’ qualities, degree of skill and care required, concept of ‘ fit and proper’
  • The issues surrounding insolvency

Day 2

Session 2

  • The purpose of the board of directors
  • The role of NEDs: challenge and scrutiny of the executive; adding value; and the issue of independence
  • Committee work for NEDs
  • The key qualities required of NEDs
  • Practical steps: basis for appointment; the induction process; developing and assessing performance
  • Teamwork and board dynamics – inclusion and understanding
  • Governance hot topics

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