Course overview 

Aspiring directors and NEDs in the Financial Services sector need basic knowledge and understanding of the role. New NEDs need to have the essential tools and techniques to hit the ground running, whilst experienced directors and NEDs need to keep up to date, both technically and with the further development of some of the softer personal skills and director competencies.

This practical, interactive online course is designed to provide Board members with the knowledge and skills required for them to carry out their roles effectively. The session combines a balance of technical learning with the personal soft skills needed and will also explore the changing corporate landscape.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 

  • Understand what it means to be a professional company director (executive and non-executive director) and consider the role in the context of the demands of the industry sector. Also explore how the role may need to change to meet the requirements of the ‘new normal’ that is currently being profiled.
  • Keep up to date with best-in-class governance practices that are aligned to stakeholder interests and are mindful of potential changes to corporate culture.
  • Appreciate what an ‘effective board’ looks like now and in the future and understand how you, as a board director should be adding tangible value to the organisation.
  • Receive insight into the tools and techniques used as part of a well-run board performance evaluation.
  • Gain from the knowledge and experience of NEDA the leading board and NED training and support organisation.

Testimonials from previous workshops

"The course covered a broad range of content on the director and NED role and made me understand what to expect, whilst enabling me to conduct my own personal gap analysis."

"There was plenty of very useful content. It felt very comprehensive and has given me the confidence to understand what is expected as a professional director."

"A great overview of the role and responsibilities of a director and NED."

Interested in taking any of our workshops in-house?

Whether you are seeking to upskill your team, enhance productivity or foster a culture of continuous learning, we can deliver customised training programmes designed to meet your specific needs. If you have an enquiry, you can complete the in-house form and our training team will be in touch with next steps.

In-house training

  • Board Directors
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Company Secretaries / General Counsel and similar roles that support the board