Board Behavioural Dynamics: A Phenomenon Whose Time Has Come

Programme Overview

Every board demonstrates different behavioural dynamics. Studies have shown that board effectiveness depends upon the behavioural dynamics of a board and how the web of interpersonal and group relationships between directors is developed. At the end of the day, “A board’s effectiveness comes down to its behavioural dynamics which relates to how directors interact with one another and management in the privacy of the boardroom and outside the boardroom, and whether they resist groupthink and its close cousins. Do board members have the courage to voice concerns or issues that an individual director may have?”

Programme Objectives

To provide a robust, comprehensive and leading practice insights into the world of board behavioural dynamics. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:


  • Explain the concept of board behavioural dynamics and why is it important
  • Appreciate what makes a great board
  • Explore the characteristics differentiating boards from other teams
  • Understand individual directors and group behaviours inside and outside the boardroom
  • Gain insights into what makes a board progressive and the building blocks of progressive boards
  • Discover the role of the chairman in managing boardroom relationships
  • Learn how to encourage Critical thinking in the boardroom


Programme Coverage

  • Definition and importance of behavioural dynamics
  • What makes a great board
  • A framework for understanding board behavioural dynamics
  • Individual behaviours and group behaviours
  • The role of the chairman in managing the relationship within and around the board
  • Using board retreat to engender open discussion
  • What makes a board progressive?
  • Board maturity model
  • The three building blocks of progressive boards
  • Encouraging critical thinking in the boardroom
  • Sample boardroom behaviours to avoid
  • Individual and group exercises, videos and case studies

Who Should Attend?

  • Board members
  • Aspiring board members
  • Company secretaries, deputy company secretaries and assistant company secretaries
  • Public sector organisations’ board members
  • Senior civil servants and leaders of not-for-profit organisations
  • Experienced leaders who want to revisit and revitalise their board leadership skills
  • C-Suite executives
  • Senior Management and top management executives
  • Top management executives


Duration: 2 days

Date: 11-12 March and 9-10 September, 2019

Programme fee: N237,999.50 (US$767.74 for foreign participants). Special 10% discount for

groups of 4 or more.

Key benefits: Board governance knowledge expansion, programme materials and certificate of participation