Board Leadership

Programme Overview

Although “board leadership” has many facets, but one commonality with the term has to do with who leads the board. The personality of the person who leads the board and his or her relationship with the organisation’s stakeholders play crucial role in the success of the organisation. With this in mind, two critical questions come to play. Is the right chairman running the board? Is the right CEO running the organisation’s business operations?


Programme Objective

To provide robust, comprehensive and deep insights into a key issue that boards care about: leadership. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:

  • Learn about destructive directors
  • Discover how to communicate effectively with key organisational stakeholders, including shareholders and institutional investors
  • Answer three critical questions progressive boards are normally confronted with; which relate to CEO’s appointment, robust succession planning and right strategy
  • Provide answers to the question of why boards exist
  • Gain insight into the world of board leadership and the challenge of board leadership
  • Learn about the power of a board’s collective wisdom

Programme Coverage

  • Why do boards exist?
  • What is leadership?
  • Fundamental qualities of a leader
  • Approaches to effective leadership
  • Leadership behaviours
  • How and why leadership roles have changed?
  • The debate over the separation of the role of the chairman and the chief executive officer
  • The debate over the roles of the chairman and the lead independent director
  • The debate of non-executive chairman versus independent non-executive chairman
  • The challenge of board leadership
  • Three critical questions that all progressive and productive boards must ask
  • The role of the chairman

Who Should Attend?

  • Board members (EDs, NEDs and INEDs)
  • Company secretaries, deputy secretaries and assistant secretaries

Duration: 2 hours (In-house/In-plant only)

Date: As agreed with our client

Programme fee: As negotiated

Key benefits: programme materials and certificate of participation