£50 (Digital Members); £30 (Full & Directors’ Circle members)

You don’t need to be a governance expert to become a board director – but you do need to know the basics.  A core understanding of governance and the role of a director is vital to present yourself with both confidence and competence as a prospective Non-Executive Director. It is also important to recognise the governance frameworks in different sectors. 

This Quick Course gives a high-level overview of this essential knowledge. In just one hour you will gain the grounding you need to get started, and a clearer idea of any areas you may wish to deepen your knowledge. 

We cover legal duties and liabilities, protecting yourself as a director, the role of a director and how this really works in practice. 

Course content:

  • Board opportunities and motivations, with Lisa Jones
  • About Directorship, with Vanessa Sharp – The role of a board; Board Composition; Your Legal Duties; Legal Liability and protecting yourself as a director
  • What does a Director really do? With Shefaly Yogendra – A directors role, theory and in practice; How Directors are selected; Due diligence; Time and fees
Governance Essentials Quick Course