How to become a Non-Executive Director

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The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.
How to become a Non-Executive Director

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governors and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governors can make an effective contribution to a board's work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are currently a Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor; those seeking appointment as a Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor and those looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor.

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how best to secure an appointment as a non-executive director

Course objectives

Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board's role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the contributions that non-executive directors can make to the board in different types of company and situations
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil a non-executive director appointment
  • Appreciate appropriate methods for finding, selecting, appointing and rewarding non-executive directors
  • Understand the preparation required to interview for or be interviewed for the post of non-executive director

Course Leader:

David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile: