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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?”

Board behavioural dynamics’ related issues such as groupthink, the Abilene Paradox, social loafing and social conformity are among the list of challenges facing boards in the 21st century. This programme provides practical steps to prevent groupthink, Abilene Paradox, social loafing and social conformity, as well as steps to deal with false consensus bias and bounded group awareness.

This highly interactive, compressed and intense two-day programme provides board members, aspiring board members and C-Suite executives with practical leading practice insights and tools to build a progressive board, one with the right behaviours and dynamics. Participants will learn through our blended learning approach, including presentation, case studies, role plays, insights from a member of a well-functioning board and theoretical and empirical evidence on the role that executive and non-executive directors’ behaviours play on the effective functioning of the board.

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


We are first a research company, and everything we do, be it training or consulting, is based on research we have conducted ourselves or those conducted by others. So, we do not just train on the basis of emotions. Our training programmes are based on strong theoretical and empirical findings. These findings allow us to provide our programmes’ participants up to date perspective on areas of interest.

In addition, we are locals and we understand the business environment. We have a good blend of both consulting and real-world day-to-day practical business experience in Nigeria. We have folded our sleeves before and we can fold it for you. Indeed, we are not just trainers and facilitators, we have a good understanding of how things are done in practice in Nigeria. We pride ourselves to be subject matter experts (SMEs) in the areas we train on. If we cannot provide contemporary insights and in-depth knowledge on a particular subject area, then we would say it from the outset.

Furthermore, we have developed our competencies in a lot of areas and we can be a one-stop shop for your organisation in terms of consulting, training and research (qualitative or quantitative) in the areas of leadership, governance, strategy, change management, risk management, compliance, AML/CFT (for financial institution), ethics, team functionality, emotional intelligence, legendary customer service, internal control and standard operating procedures (SOPs) development. We also go out of our way to adopt the best model for each training programme we offer and we are even ready to go “Down Under” (Australia) if that is where we will find the best model. Aut Optimum Aut Nihil; this Latin maxim is not just a philosophy to us, we live it.

Finally, we have few partner firms in South Africa that we can occasionally collaborate with in areas where we need additional capacity.


Why Attend this Programme?

This programme gives board members, aspiring board members and C-Suite executives the opportunity to gain leading practice insights into the behaviours and dynamics that help to create a conducive environment for board members to contribute optimally to board activities both in the boardroom and outside the boardroom without intimidation or suppression.

With this programme, you will benefit from:

   Condensed, 2-Day board behavioural dynamics training
   Proven strategies for creating the right board behaviours
   Real-world examples and suggestions for dealing with groupthink, social loafing, the Abilene Paradox and social conformit
   Out-of-the-office focus on Board Behavioural Dynamics – away from distractions, phone calls, meetings and other interruptions

Accra, Ghana
12 – 13 July, 2018

Lagos, Nigeria
13 – 14 December, 2018

Fee (exclusive of tax) 
(US$1,023.65 for foreign participants)