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    1 Day Non-Executive Director Courses

  • Course Overview

    NEDonBoard, 1 Day How to Become an Effective NED on Board: The Non-Exec Role


    This specialised course is intended for business leaders on track to become non-executive directors (NEDs), committee chairs and board members or those newly in a non-exec role. It is designed to also benefit directors and stakeholders needing to strengthen their understanding for effective board dynamics. The course will provide you with insight on how to prepare, secure and meet the challenge of your NED role.

    Split into three sessions, the course will cover the following:


    • How to effectively apply and position yourself for NED roles;


    • What are your duties and liabilities as a Non-executive Director?;


    • How to be part of an effective board and understand the challenges that NEDs can face engaging in the boardroom.
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    How to Become an Effective NED on Board: The Non-Exec Role


    Key Benefits

    • Know how to secure the right board position for you
    • Ensure you know the key foundations for a Non-Executive Board role
    • Ultimately, engage effectively as a board member

    Core Content

    • How to secure you first role: a session on leading NED role opportunities
    • How to present your CV, character and skills set; and prepare for your interview
    • Navigate the landscape of board positions. Depending on those attending this will include public sector, social enterprises, SMEs, charities and FTSE appointments
    • What due diligence should you do when taking on a NED role?
    • What does the board expect from you?
    • What are your duties and liabilities as a non-executive director?
    • How do you add value in the boardroom?
    • How do you demonstrate effective behaviour in the boardroom?
    • What are some of the challenges you will face as a NED and what might you do in an example situation to get your voice heard?
  • You Will Learn How To:

    develop, build and thrive in your NED portfolio career

    Learn the difference between executive director vs. non-executive director, trustee, SID and chairman and decide if a NED career is a direction you want to pursue.

    Learn about the role and your legal duties - where and how to apply for non-executive director positions and fine tune your knowledge of the duties and liabilities of being a NED.

    Understand what a successful NED application looks like and how you need to position yourself to land your next non-executive director role.

    Gain insights and understanding on how to be an effective NED in the boardroom. Be ready to engage with fellow board members as a non-executive director.

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    Janice Steed, Associate at Ashridge Hult

    'Extremely well structured. Excellent: well presented, engaging & relevant. Really useful.'

    Tim Moore, CTO

    'Great course and speakers, there was much to learn and enjoy. Excellent tools to illustrate the concepts discussed.'

    Malcom Ward, Experienced Non Executive Director in the Environmental sector

    'A very useful day. Professional and well run.'

    H. Cohen, broad executive career experience covering project management, business management and consultancy

    'A much deeper understanding of the NED role, the effective management of Boards, and the NED selection process.'

    Joe Mensah-Dankwah, Director, Foresters Solicitors

    'What I really like: That I can work towards achieving my objective. A precise statement of the duties & responsibilities of a NED. Understanding the culture within the boardroom.'

    M. Heaton, change leader with a proven track record products and marketing, operations, strategy.

    'The opportunity to understand more about the best way to present your CV, develop more targeted approaches to securing NED roles and once in role the way to be most effective in working within and collectively acting as a Board.'

    Lionel Jones, Director, Battersea Power Station Development Company

    'Excellent, Loads of content, there's a book there!'

    David Barry, Global Sales Director

    'All three presentations were excellent. I have a much better idea of how to pursue this further.'

  • Why Fast Track Your Non-Exec Career With Us?

    For a Board position, quality matters


    Our course leaders are well recognised experts, not only in their field of speciality, but also in the non-exec space. With numerous events every month and dedicated Clubs for experienced NEDs and Board experts, we regularly provide guidance and professional development to the non-exec community.

    Risk Free

    Our course is risk free. We are consistently delivering high value courses for the Non-Executive Director community. We also put our money where our words are: if you believe the course is not for you after attending the first session, we offer a complete refund. Please see booking conditions for details.


    As the professional body for Non-Executive Directors, we serve Board Members and business leaders to accomplish their professional objectives by giving access to non-exec, chair and trustee roles provided by organisations such as: SMEs, Start-Up, Charities, FTSE 350, NHS or the Cabinet Office.

    Non-Exec Communty

    When you join one of our courses, you become part of the non-exec community. You will not only receive our free newsletter which includes an offering of NED roles and expert guidance but also exclusive invitations to events across the UK. You will have the opportunity to join one of our Clubs: Club Women on Board, Club SMEs, Club Audit Committee, Club FTSE 350, Club Public Organisations, Club Trustee.

  • You're in Good Company

    Customers who use our services to find Non-Executive Directors

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  • Location

    A variety of locations in Central London, including near Bank

  • Book Your Place, 27th November 2019

    Proven management experience or senior leadership experience required

  • Next Dates in London

    November 27th 2019

  • Contact Us

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    How do you Become an effective NED on Board: the non-executive director role

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    NEDonBoard is the professional body for non-executive directors and board members in the UK. We serve non-executive directors by promoting the highest standards of professional excellence, ethics and education for board members. We provide a professional network for NEDs, job board, news, events and insights to enhance non-executive director life. Our mission is not only to serve non-execs, but improve how businesses and organisations operate in the UK. We believe every board member is an agent of progress and each organisation should find its own way.

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    Insights from a NED Award Winner. Non-Executive Director training

    Gillian Wilmot, NED Award Winner 2014, shares her insights, especially interesting to hear her thoughts on unpaid and paid NED roles and the value of some unpaid roles for building your portfolio career

    Denise Wilson, OBE, on Non-Exec Women Responsibilities

    Information on Women on Board trend, diversity and Board evolution

    NEDonBoard Interview with Denise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review. Denise spoke with NEDonBoard about the progress and future development of women on Boards. Insightful for both women Board members, as well as Boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the Boardroom.

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