Leading Boards

Recent high-profile failures of governance have demonstrated the central role of the Chair of the Board in achieving organisational success. It’s a role that has evolved to become much more complex mirroring the turbulent nature of the current environment.

Whether you’re taking your first Chairing role and seeking to learn the fundamentals or have greater experience and are looking for a different perspective, this programme will ensure you have the understanding you need.

It covers all aspects of board life, from roles and responsibilities, relationships with executives, through strategy and risk to assurance and Good governance performance.


Course content

  • Governance structures
  • Board members – from good to great
  • Working through committees
  • The Chair and the Chief
  • The governance professional
  • Values, vision and strategy
  • Decision making and uncertainty
  • Managing risk
  • Assurance
  • Performance
  • Board evaluation

Duration of course

Bitesize, half day, full day or two programmes are available. Two-day programmes allow enough time to ground the learning with your organisation.

Why Capital Academy

All programmes delivered by the Capital Academy are designed to add value to people, teams, and organisations, and can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Our trainers offer expert industry knowledge and learning support, to help you develop your own understanding and skills. They will remain available to you after the delivery of the training, as a friendly face who can deal with any follow up queries. Ongoing support is also available via our consultancy firm, Capital People, or via our law firm, Capital Law.