This Masterclass gives an overview of the latest governance, board effectiveness and risk trends and developments – then relates it to real world boardroom practice. Our expert speaker will cover both the hard and soft skills involved in being a NED and provide time to reflect on and discuss common topics and challenges.
It is a ‘must’ for serving and aspiring corporate board directors who want to brush up their knowledge and understanding of core boardroom issues. All participants will receive a full pack of materials from the session, as well as the opportunity to obtain a copy of the Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook, described as the definitive reference guide to understanding your role as a valued NED.
This three hour masterclass covers the following:
- Corporate Governance overview and update – key concepts and what it means with a focus on the recent code changes, review of current topics such as culture
- An ‘Effective Board’ – Director and NED roles, responsibilities and duties and a brief overview of board performance considerations. Also The Effective Board vs the Performing Board where you should be aiming? Latest developments and trends in boardroom activity
- Strategic Risk Management – Update on the strategic view of risk management from the board’s perspective, including how companies are positioning their own ‘ESG’ agenda.
Who is this course for?
You will get the most out of this course if you are an aspiring or serving board member and are looking to refresh or gain an overview of core governance knowledge.
Timing for the session: 9.30am – 12.30pm (inclusive of coffee break)
Louis Cooper, Chief Executive, Non-executive Directors’ Association
Louis is Chief Executive and one of the founders of the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) – the members association which supports the specific needs and demands of Non-Executive Directors and Trustees across all sectors.
Louis leads the NED and board training, education and advisory services. He also oversees the publication of the ‘Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook (6th Edition:2023) and NEDA’s sponsorship of the Non-Executive Director Awards – 17th year in 2023.
Louis has over 25 years’ experience in governance, risk and assurance services and in public practice has worked for all of the ‘Big 4’ Accounting firms and for 6 years was a partner at the UK top 10 audit firm Crowe Clark Whitehill (now Crowe UK), where he led the Risk & Assurance team. Louis has worked as both an executive and NED on a number of listed and AIM boards and undertakes and provides advice on getting the best out of board performance evaluations and effectiveness reviews.
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