Being a member of a board is not what it used to be, and research suggests that many boards are ineffective – many to the point of being out of touch with the challenges the organisation faces.
The role of a board is unique to each organisation, and complex. Unlike any other programme currently being offered in the UK, this programme gives a real view of what it means to be a board member.
Benefits to the individual
This programme will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to enable you to:
Inspire and lead others to fulfil their individual and collective potential through mentoring
Recognise the value of sustainability versus financial return, and the value of morality, loyalty and a positive reputation
Appreciate the difference between performance and compliance, and use of discretion
Fully understand your role and obligations as a board members
Trade effectively through a range of dilemmas and challenges
Identify your real competitive advantage(s) and establish your unique competitive space
Apply your new-found capabilities to your day-to-day challenges and issues.
Benefits to the organisation
Better board members create better boards, and better boards inspire better performance, giving all stakeholders greater value.
Our approach emphasises the particular added value that can be gained from acting responsibly and ethically, mitigating risk and avoiding the pitfalls of the cultural and legal nuances of international trade.
You’ll enjoy enhanced organisational performance when board members fully understand their roles and obligations, and appreciate the value of inspiring closer team working and shared goals. Through so doing, your organisation will benefit from greater loyalty, retention and productivity
Your improved reputation will attract more and better customers, employees and other stakeholders.
Offered for the first time at Henley, the programme has been meticulously designed to show what needs to be done to make a board fully compliant, and – more importantly – how a different approach can create sustainable competitive advantages.
Built on a foundation of his extensive research amongst 5,500 boards in 14 countries world-wide, Professor Andrew Kakabadse has created a programme that provides new and aspiring board directors with a toolbox of vital skills and capabilities.
This is no ordinary leadership and management programme; it is distinctly targeted to and for board members, aimed at enabling you to get the most from your board.