How to Chair a Board effectively


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

How to Chair the Board effectively

It 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
£330.00 (ex VAT)
Early Bird Discount Price
£300.00 (ex VAT)
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The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook