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Oct 15,2013 -     Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The How to Chair a Board effectively course helps you to chair the board of a private, public or voluntary sector organisation.

business-meeting2It instils a real sense of what is expected of a Chair, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring, recently appointed or currently serving Chairs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive Chair board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

Using case studies and practical examples, the course also considers the key relationships of an effective Chair, particularly with the Chief Executive, the Non-Executive Directors and key stakeholders.

Who should attend? Individuals who are aspiring, recently appointed or currently serving Chairs on the boards of private, public or voluntary sector organisations. What to expect?
  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities of a Non-Executive Chair
  • Provides practical guidance on how to be an effective Chair, both inside and outside the boardroom
Course objectives Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Clarify the Chair's role, purpose and key tasks
  • Manage the board effectively
  • Build and develop an effective team of directors - both Executive and Non-Executive
  • Effectively manage your relationships with the Chief Executive, Non-Executive Directors and key stakeholders
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 day Location: London, Oxford, Bristol Price £330.00 (ex VAT) Payment with Booking Price £300.00 (ex VAT) Tier1 Member Price £280.00 (ex VAT) Book Now 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 handbookAttendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning


Advanced Business Solutions
5G Milton Park
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RR

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Registration Fees

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Please note, whichever option you select, the booking is not complete until payment has been received. Once payment has been received you will be sent your course joining instructions and a VAT invoice as confirmation.

Course Cancellation Policy

Places on courses are limited and we therefore operate a cancellation policy regarding refunds and transfers. Once you have received confirmation of your place on the course you will be liable for the whole fee unless we receive written notification of cancellation more than three weeks before the event date.

Written notification of cancellation can be sent via email to or by post to Excellencia Ltd, The Coach House, Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire SA63 4QL. For bookings cancelled more than three weeks before the event, delegates will be able to change the date of their booking free-of-charge, or 100% of the fees that have been paid will be refunded. For bookings cancelled three weeks or less before the event, no refund will be made other than in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the course leader.

Please note that for bookings made three weeks or less before the event, the course fee will be non-refundable, other than in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the course leader. In the event of a cancellation made three weeks or less before an event, applicants will be able to book on a further course for an additional fee. This fee is non-refundable should the delegate then choose to cancel this booking. No refund will be made for non-attendance on the course.

In the event of cancellation of a course by Excellencia, we will endeavour to inform all participants at least two weeks before the course is due to take place, although please be aware that this is not always possible. In such an event, all course fees paid will be reimbursed in full, but we are unable to reimburse any other costs that may be incurred, such as flights or accommodation.

In the event that dates have to be changed by Excellencia, delegates may request a full refund if the new dates are not convenient.

Should you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact Debbie Wright on 01437 731 161 or send an email to