Roles and responsibilities of an effective non-executive director. Read more Read less

This highly-specialised seminar will help you to understand the demands, constraints and opportunities of the NED role. It helps you consider how to approach the three main stages: seeking and accepting NED roles, being an effective NED, and being an effective chair. 

Delivered by leading Cranfield and external speakers for the past 13 years, it will enable you to become more effective as an NED. By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your understanding, and acquired the necessary knowledge to increase your personal contribution to the board. 

The course is relevant for existing and aspiring non-executives, in listed and unlisted companies, charitable and social enterprises and the public sector.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 06 - 07 Nov 2017
  • Duration2 days, residential
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£2,250.00 + VAT

What you will learn

  • An appreciation of what the NED role entails
  • A deeper understanding of legal, regulatory and behavioural issues 
  • Recognition of how you can add value as an NED 
  • Greater confidence and awareness in pursuing NED placements. 
  • Increased personal contribution to the board.

Core content

  • The legal responsibilities of NEDs
  • Corporate governance and the NED role
  • Finding and evaluating NED positions
  • Board committees: the roles of audit and remuneration committees
  • Running a board in practice: dealing with problems
  • Performance evaluation for the board
  • Dynamics of effective top teams
  • Characteristics of effective boards and NEDs

Who should attend

Current and aspiring non-executive directors from all types of organisation.

Programme Director

Ruth Bender

Accommodation options and prices

Tuition, course materials, full board accommodation and lifelong access to Alumni Membership benefits are included in the price of this course.

Location and travel

Cranfield School of Management is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. 

The School is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location Address

Cranfield Management Development Centre
Wharley End
MK43 0HG

This course is provided by Cranfield Management Development Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of Cranfield University