Boardroom Dynamics

Date: On a date of your choice
Location: Delivered as an interactive briefing
Event Code: BD

Course Details

The responsibilities of the board and its directors in Financial Services are many, but what about the actual dynamics in the boardroom? Are they impacting your board’s effectiveness? In each firm boardroom dynamics are different and make it easier or more difficult to undertake your individual and collective responsibilities. Conflicts and tensions can damage board performance too, as well as impact the  organisation’s culture.

Whether you have  some Board members who dominate, others who are defensive or left out or generally wish to improve your boardroom dynamics, this interactive board briefing will show you what is behind board dynamics, provide you with a forum to discuss your board dynamics, and hear what is happening elsewhere. You will gain a clear understanding of board dynamics and how to understand the various behaviours around the table. We will discuss the common problems and provide you with tips to improve the dynamics. You’ll also learn techniques that will allow you to be an effective contributor.            

Who should attend:

Board members and those who attend Board meetings, including Company Secretaries. Other Directors will gain value from the best practice ideas for improving the performance in this key governance area. 

“In discharging their responsibilities boards should act in a cooperative and collegiate manner whereby the non-executives support and encourage executive management and vice Versa. But this should not inhibit the non-executive directors from challenging executive management and holding them to account effectively. The PRA expects the chairman to play a pivotal role in facilitating this culture."  PRA SS 5/16 Corporate Governance: Board Responsibilities


1. Board Roles

  • Understanding the difference between the roles of Non-Executive and Executive directors
  • Other key roles (Chairman, Secretary, etc.)
  • The difference between a member of the Board and a member of Management

2. Boardroom Dynamics

  • Identifying good and bad Board dynamics
  • Respect in the Boardroom
  • Leadership
  • Collective Boardroom behaviour
  • Common problem areas

3. Boardroom Behaviours

  • Preparing for Board meetings, what to prepare, time usage
  • Common goals in the Boardroom
  • Boardroom presentation
  • Appropriate challenge
  • Top Tips

Key Benefits

  • Gain a clear understanding of Board dynamics
  • Understand behaviours around the Board table
  • Learn techniques that will enable you to be an effective contributor

Your Consultant: Judy Delaforce

Judy is the Chief Executive of BP&E Global  and leads our board evaluation services we undertake for a wide range of organisations. She specialises in communication and development of Leadership and individual potential which she combines with an excellent insight into business and regulation.

An international Programme Leader, Judy has worked at Board and Senior Manager level across many financial sectors and regulatory bodies over the last 20 years.

She is a Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. Judy is trained in a variety of disciplines including executive coaching. She is a regular writer for the various specialist sites and magazines including Thomson Reuters and The Institute of Turnaround on Board issues.




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