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Are you considering a Non-Executive Director role, or do you want to find out more about what it takes to be a successful Non-Executive Director?
This comprehensive one-day programme, designed by experienced NEDs, will introduce you to the key responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director. You will hear from three guest speakers and understand how Non-Execs are identified and hired as well as what head-hunters specifically look for when recruiting.
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Bridging the gap from boardroom to board, this course will give an overview of key skills needed for successful non-execs, from strategy to risk management and financial scrutiny to independent assurance.
This course will give an introduction to strategy formation, risk management and financial performance. We will cover the key skills needed for successful board performance and cover the difference in non-exec and management roles.
Candidates will gain knowledge on how the boardroom operates, what are key topics of discussion, how to decipher the financials and how to fully understand the risk profile.
We will also cover the operation key governance structures, how the sub committees work and what is expected in the different board roles.
Registration and Refreshments with light breakfast
09:30 – 11:00
Introduction to the course and peers
Key responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director
What makes a NED effective?
Personal skills appraisal in relation to the NED role and responsibilities
11:00 – 11:15
Esther Steel, Associate Director of Corporate Governance and Public Engagement at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
12:30 – 13:15
13:15 – 14:45
Key responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director (continued)
14:45 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:30
How to get a NED role and what do head hunters look for in terms of NED candidates
Reflection, summary and close
Director of Strategy at University of Salford
Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Audit Committee, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Jackie joined the University of Salford in 2016 as its first Director of Strategy. Prior to this, she led the Strategic Planning and Management Information team within MMU, with a mandate to help change the strategic planning direction of the University.
A qualified management accountant, Jackie had a career in financial planning and management within the steel industry, before moving into Higher Education in 2003, where she eventually moved into Strategic Planning and Performance, successfully leading the team to an industry award for the implementation of Northumbria’s business intelligence solution. Jackie is also Deputy Chair of the Higher Education Strategic Planning Association.
Associate Director of Corporate Governance and Public Engagement/Trust Secretary
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Esther joined the Bolton NHS foundation Trust as Trust Secretary in 2008 having spent the early years of her career in clinical roles, initially as a psychiatric nurse followed by 20 years as an orthotist.
Esther's responsibilities as Trust Secretary include ensuring good information flows between the board and the governors and between senior management and non-executive directors, as well as facilitating induction and assisting with professional development for Board members. Esther is responsible for advising the board, through the chairman, on corporate governance matters and is responsible to the board for ensuring that board procedures are complied with
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