2020 Board Director Excellence 1 Day (WS8459)
Board Director Excellence Training Course
Coronavirus Restrictions - All Booked Courses will be delivered live online on a Virtual Boardroom basis at exactly the same time on the same days as the originally booked course until further notice.
This will allow all delegates to remain at home as requested by Boris Johnson and still benefit from the booked courses. The maximum delegate numbers, breaks, timings and all other course details will remain unchanged.
In addition once the current restrictions are lifted, all Virtual Boardroom delegates will be automatically offered a free place on one of our equivalent standard in person courses.
Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course, this will be by email for the 1-day training course. These certificates will be accepted as evidence for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations, including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD.
"Excellent" Delegate Comments on the Company Director Training Courses
'Philip is a Hugely Knowledgeable and Engaging Course Leader - Thank You.'
Lizzie Downes – Human Resources Director, JLR PLC
'Very well presented and informative.'
Richard Keiman - Operations Director, ASM Engineering Limited
'Very informative day.'
Andrea Lecky - Non-Executive Director, Healthwatch Surrey
'Very clear and informative. Course went along at the right pace.'
Dan Morehen - Estimating Director, ASM Engineering Limited
'Really informative, with lots of real world examples to bring it to life. I would recommend this course.'
Clare Martindale – Chief Financial Officer, Make Real Ltd
'I found the Workshop Excellent, very interactive and Philip was very knowledgeable and engaging, I learnt a lot today. Thank you.'
Lisa Winnard – Human Resources and Business Services Director, Sesame Bankhall Group Ltd
'Very informative and pitched at the right level. Answered all questions very well and from an informed background. Excellent course.' Emma Steele – Director, John Lamb LLP
'The course leader was very well informed and knowledgeable. The content and pace was well received and the use of real scenarios was extremely beneficial.'
Richard Smedley– Managing Director, LSA International Ltd
'Excellent content, presentation, case studies and interaction by and with Philip. Highly informative with lots of pragmatic advice and usable take-away information.'
– Company Secretary and Finance Director, Tully De'Ath Ltd
'Phil has good knowledge and an enthusiastic and effective delivery.'
Andrew Naismith – Managing Director, CAE Aircrew Training Services Plc
'As a director it is exactly what I needed. The awareness and learning outcomes fit very well with my expectations. Thank you.'
Darren Payne – Director, Rhodar Limited
'Course Leader is Outstanding, Excellent course.' R. Senior - Operations Director, The Chord Company Ltd
'Open Discussions, not pretentious, great examples of scenarios to explain theory in practice.'
Amanda Haley – Technical Director, Ian Firth Hardware Ltd
'Great examples of practical applications. Encouraged discussions throughout the group. Very Informative.'
Susanne Hughes – Deputy Chief Executive, Shaw Healthcare Ltd
'Great interaction and good pace' Ben Ward - Director, Willmott Dixon
'Very clear; well structured; excellent examples. Course leader has a great presentational style leading to good discussions'
Mark Simmons - Director, Plasser UK
'Philip handled the course content and all of the questions really well. Very informative and highly recommended'
Rory Curran - Non-Executive Director, Ecodesk
'Excellent course, great participation, a good mix of attendees'
Sarah Newbold-Hill – Senior Business Director, The Evolve Trust
'Very happy with this course. Like the focus on practical problems.' Neil Hounslow - Vice President, Kowa Research Europe
'Excellent all round' Frances Adcock - Adcocks Solicitors
'Very good course' Adrian Lewis - Commercial Director, Cova Security
'Thoroughly engaging and informative, I would not have believed that a subject, potentially so dry, could be made so interesting. Your professionalism and obvious depth of knowledge was a joy to watch' Rod Mountain – Chief Executive, Nelson King
'Excellent, very clear and relevant examples.' Board Director
'Great examples, Phil's experience and stories to back up learning are great.'
Geoff Stanley - Chief Technical Officer, Rock Insurance Group
'Very good overview, the course was responsive to attendees’ questions and backgrounds.'
Kath Webster – Director Scientific Services, Animal & Plant Health Agency
'Well presented and engaging.' Trevor Phillips, Chief Operating Officer, Vectura Limited
'Very good discussion and information for directors.' Natalie Spotswood, Legal Director, FM Insurance Company Limited
'Very helpful to get a better understanding of a director’s role and responsibility. Gives good guidance on how to perform this role better.' Ralph Zaat - President, Kowa Research Europe Ltd
Director Training Course Overview - Board Director Excellence
The completion of this training course will provide a good grasp of the key elements of corporate governance and strategic management concepts that are needed by successful Company Directors, Company Secretaries and effective Company Boards, as well as their specialist advisors and consultants, in order to comply with the law and to properly fulfil their statutory Company duties and to deliver good Corporate Governance Director within their own organisations. This in turn will lead to Excellence in the Boardroom.
This 1 day training course is designed for both experienced and newly appointed Company Directors, as well as Company Secretaries, who wish to deliver excellence in their roles as Board Directors and Officers. They will want to ensure that they know and understand the collective board responsibilities, as well as the individual responsibilities of directors and are complying with all of the relevant laws and regulations, including the Companies Act 2006, effective 1 January 2020 and are familiar with best practice through a good understanding of the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code, which is still the latest version in 2020.
This is a highly practical workshop, which will deliver the necessary underpinning knowledge in a way that will enable you to exercise the skills needed to achieve Excellence in the Board Room, as well as applying the highest standards of Corporate Governance in accordance with the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code.
The day primarily covers: the director requirements of the Companies Act 2006, including the 7 statutory duties; the laws effective from 1 January 2020; the new 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code effective from 1 January 2019 and still in force; the Memorandum and Articles of Association, including the related board level issues. As well as the Companies House requirements, the Insolvency Act and the Director Disqualification Act. This will also cover the dynamics of effective board meetings and board/director evaluations and inductions.
This training course is constantly being updated, to always contain the latest issues and includes information on matters that will only first become effective on 6 April 2020. The Chairman of the Board of Directors, along with all other Company Directors and prospective Directors, both Executive and Non-Executive Directors, as well as Company Secretaries, will benefit from this course.
The training course is delivered by some of the best Corporate Governance tutors in the UK. They are heavily involved with Corporate Governance at the highest possible levels and have a wealth of practical experience at their fingertips, as well as outstanding theoretical knowledge. The route to Board Director Excellence will be comprehensively covered by this training course.
It will also provide a sound theoretical knowledge base upon which to build and acquire new and more advanced corporate governance and strategic management skills. The theoretical knowledge will be reinforced by highly relevant hands-on case studies and group discussions. Attendees will become highly skilled at understanding and complying with all corporate governance requirements under the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code, as well as satisfying all of their statutory duties under the Companies Act 2006 and other laws in effect in 2020. You will become more involved with all types of Company Board and governance discussions within your organisation, as well as more confident and comfortable when communicating with fellow directors, investors and key advisors.
To ensure that the Company Directors attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and that the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 12 directors.
Director Training Course Content - Board Director Excellence
The training course will deal with director duties and director responsibilities as they arise, whilst covering:
- The new 2019 Laws, Codes and Regulations, Effective 1 Jan 2019 and through 2020
- Legal Framework
- Trading Business Structures
- Limited Liability
- Applicable Laws & Regulatory Framework
- Constitution and Governance Framework
- New company law effective from 1 January 2019 and 6 April 2020
- Companies Act 2006 Requirements
- Scope and Relevance
- Seven Statutory Director Duties
- Director Disqualifications
- Director Liabilities
- Shadow Directors and De Facto Directors definitions and implications
- Duty of Independent Judgement
- Non-Executive Directors
- Promote the Success of the Company
- Long Term versus Short to Medium Term
- Director Contracts
- Declarations of Interest
- Director Transactions
- Conflicts of Interest
- Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
- Relief for Breaches of Duties
- Common Mistakes
- Appointment and Removal of Directors
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Shareholder Relationships and Dealings
- Strategic Reporting Requirements
- People with Significant Control Reporting Requirements
- Director Insurances and Indemnities
- UK Corporate Governance Code 2018, Effective 1 Jan 2019
- Scope and Relevance
- Comply or Explain
- 5 Main Sections of the Code
- The Role of the Board
- An Effective Board
- Board Evaluation
- Division of Responsibilities
- The Chairman
- The Chief Executive
- Non-Executive Directors
- Board Composition and Appointments
- Nomination Committees
- Director Commitment and Development
- Director Induction and Support
- Board Accountability
- Risk Management and Internal Control Duties
- Director Pay Principles
- Audit and Remuneration Committees
- Shareholder Relations and Meetings
- Insolvency Act 1986 and the Director Disqualification Act
- Director Risks
- Director Actions and Conduct before Insolvency
- Insolvency Process
- Insolvency Results
- "Pre-Packs", Pre-Packaged Administrations
- What you can and cannot do to try to save a failing company
- Director Disqualifications
- Common Mistakes and their consequences
Through presentations, hands-on case studies and group discussions, the course tutor will impart exactly the knowledge and information that Company Directors need to become Excellent Board Directors, as well as to assess and maximise the effectiveness of their own Company Board. Every appointed and prospective Board Director, including both Executive and Non-Executive Directors, as well as Company Secretaries, will benefit from this training course; from the most recently appointed Company Board Director to the Chairman of the Board.
Training Course Leaders
One is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, an FCA, and a Chartered Director; the Board Director qualification awarded by the Institute of Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a former Town Councillor. He serves on the Thames Valley Board of the Chartered Management Institute and was the lead Finance for Non-Finance Directors tutor for many years for the Chartered Management Institute. He has just completed 12 years on the Chartered Director and Standards Committees of the Institute of Directors. The Chartered Director Committee of the Institute of Directors was the body that advised the Institute of Directors for more than 12 years, as to what UK Board Directors should know in order to properly fulfil the role of a company director. This committee helped to shape the Institute of Directors examination syllabus in the UK. He has been closely involved at a senior level, for more than 20 years, in all aspects of the professional development of company directors and managers; he has also served on a Plc audit committee and a remuneration committee.
In addition to professional executive and director development services, he is actively involved in company acquisitions and disposals, as well as providing board level financial consulting services. He has practical experience of funding new start ups and investments, including raising new Equity Share Capital. He has over 30 years of successful UK and International experience, including 7 years as the Finance Director, Company Secretary and then the Chief Executive of a Plc, as well as 14 years with KPMG Management Consulting, IBM and Arthur Andersen.
The other is a Chartered Company Secretary and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has spent many years as a Corporate Governance Tutor at the Institute of Directors and elsewhere. He has many years experience as a Company Secretary and as a company director; both as a non-executive director and as an executive director.
The course tutors are very well qualified and highly experienced individuals; one of these will deliver your workshop. They possess a delivery style, which is dynamic, approachable and highly engaging, enabling them to deliver a workshop that you and your company will benefit from and equally importantly, one that you will remember and enjoy. Their courses are always assessed as "Excellent" by the delegates.
Who Should Attend This Training Course
This 1-day training courses is designed for both experienced and newly appointed Company Directors, as well as their specialist advisors and consultants, who want to ensure that they are complying with all of their statutory obligations under the Companies Act 2006, the insolvency laws and regulations, as well the UK Corporate Governance Code and the new 2019 and 2020 Company laws. The Chairman of the Board of Directors, along with all other Company Directors, both Executive and Non-Executive Directors, as well as current and prospective Directors and Company Secretaries, will benefit from this training course.
Training Course Learning Objectives
By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:
- Know and understand the 2019 and 2020 legal and regulatory changes for Directors
- Define, analyse and interpret the corporate governance issues inherent in any business scenario
- Understand and quantify the impact of any particular course of action upon the fundamental corporate governance issues and concepts
- Recognise and comply with the statutory requirements of the Companies Act 2006
- Become familiar with the key aspects of the range of the insolvency laws and regulations with which Company Directors should comply
- Understand the key aspects of the UK Corporate Governance Code, effective 2019 through 2020, and how good corporate governance can maximise company performance
- Identify and discuss the key ethical and governance issues facing any organisation
- Understand and recognise the key requirements of the Seven Statutory Director Duties detailed in the Companies Act 2006
- Become familiar with and understand the implications of Shadow Directors and De Facto Directors
- Analyse and make sound Board decisions based upon a deeper understanding of the corporate governance issues and the statutory duties of a Company Director
- Understand the wider corporate governance impact of any business decision and its strategic interaction with all aspects of the organisation
- Become more familiar with the key elements of the most important aspects of Strategic Management
- Become better able to make a strong contribution to Board discussions and decision making
- Understand and implement a framework for Strategic Risk Management
- Understand the personal and corporate ramifications of any potential insolvency issues
- Avoid assuming any unnecessary personal liabilities through an imperfect knowledge of the law relating to Company Directors
- Understand the major provisions of the Director Disqualification Act and learn how to avoid accidentally transgressing any of its provisions
- Communicate more effectively and easily with fellow Board Directors and key advisors; through an in depth understanding of corporate governance and Strategic Management techniques
Internal Staff Training and Development
This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities