Boards: We function, but are we really effective?

To consider current best practice relating to creating or refreshing preferred board (and senior committee) behaviours and competencies, demonstrating how this will increase shareholder value, impact and performance.

Consensus suggests that board effectiveness – especially decision-making capability and quality – makes a crucial contribution to the success of an organisation (and senior committees are included here too).

This leaders lunch event focuses on the ‘How’ of further developing your Board, and its senior committees, into effective decision making forums. It will also be an informative session for Chairmen and CEOs wishing to refresh or refine the effectiveness of their board.

The session leader, Jan Floyd-Douglass, uses the experiences and insights both from her senior leadership career and from working with various global clients to achieve greater board effectiveness. She will use real time case studies to provide the tools and short cuts that evidence best practice.

Top 5 challenges from recent case studies of board effectiveness include:

  1. Decision making at board level and in executive committees is poor, overladen with caveats and not timely
  2. The direction for delivering new, greater challenging goals is unclear or overly directive
  3. Regional management teams are ineffective and lack confidence resulting in low morale
  4. Board processes not fit for purpose
  5. Strong blame culture that inhibit challenge and debate

Key Speaker:  Jan Floyd Douglass, Rialto Executive Coach

Jan is a qualified, highly experienced and sought after executive coach and leadership mentor, and board/senior leadership facilitator having successfully held senior level/board corporate roles over 30 years including UK VP Consumer Banking, Citibank, Executive Committee member/Global Sales Director, Barclays Private Bank and Head of Corporate Pensions, Zurich.

She has held committee/board membership and chaired in private and third sectors organisations including Audit, Investment, Risk and Governance in the banking sector.

Jan’s corporate role accountabilities have included global strategic and propositional development, leading and embedding significant change programmes and the planning, delivery and evaluation of high growth and turnaround strategies.

Who should attend?

C-Level Directors, HR Directors, Line Managers, Change Leaders, Senior HR Managers OD Practitioners and Leadership Development Specialists.

The forum is held in complete confidence (under Chatham House rules) and will assist you to further innovate, develop, enhance and transform your business.

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