Governance Training & Board Review - Creating Better Boards...
Board Performance, Effectiveness Evaluation & Review
We are an independent practice led by experienced advisors focused on helping organisations develop governance best practice among Boards and individual directors. We do not have a rigid approach. We assess the needs of each individual client and design and deliver relevant programmes. Each assignment is, therefore, bespoke to the client and relevant to their current circumstances and requirements.
We work as part of the Board Evaluation partnership whose range of clients extends from listed companies to smaller privately owned firms as well as public sector and third sector organisations.
The programmes we deliver range from comprehensive Board Effectiveness and Board Governance reviews (which are a regulatory requirement for listed companies) to short programmes such as strategy and financial awareness workshops and one-to-one consultancy and coaching. The assessment of Board performance and effectiveness is central to good corporate governance.
To enable clients to carry out their own diagnostic reviews of Board performance you can use the 'Board Effectiveness Questionnaire'. This on-line tool is regularly updated to reflect changing governance best practice and the results of our experience from running the questionnaire in live situations. This tool is used by BEL consultants when carrying out board effectiveness assignments but it is also available for clients to buy and use as their own in-house tool.
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Undertake a comprehensive and objective assessment of how the Board complies with its legal, regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities.
Any areas of non-compliance or areas of concern are identified and guidance is provided regarding best practice and how improved governance can improve business performance.
Best practice suggests that boards should continually review their composition and effectiveness to identify not only the individual capabilities across the group of board members, but also to review the qualitative aspects of effectiveness: the dynamics, relationships and overall success of the board as a team.
Our Board Development Services provide practical, relevant and time-effective solutions for the development needs of organisations of all types and in all sectors..
All our programmes can be designed and delivered in a format that's specific to the needs of your organisation and your board of directors. In every case, we will take a thorough brief from you on your requirements and desired outcomes. As an additional benefit, our analysis will often produce valuable new insights that can enrich the value of the programme you undertake. A programme that addresses the specific issues before your Board will maximise the value of the process as a learning experience, as well as minimising the demands for time placed on people who are already very busy.
WHAT CAN BE COVERED?
Succession - one factor common to all organisations is the need to ensure a pool of talent that is actively groomed to fill senior responsibilities as the opportunities arise. We are often asked to create programmes designed to broaden participants' perspective on the major issues facing the organisation: to take the holistic or directorial view.
Evolution - many companies are faced with the need to make a step change in the way they operate - perhaps when the business has grown from small, informal beginnings to a point where a more structured organisation is appropriate. We can offer an experience-based external perspective that can provide invaluable insights and can also help with implementation.
Reviews - it is often valuable to stand back from day-to-day preoccupations and to take a more strategic view of a business. We can create and facilitate special reviews and workshops at which analysis and debate can suggest fruitful new ways of thinking and operating.has an excellent track record of robust qualifications. Their assessment methodology is diligent and thorough. This level 5 qualification has three assessment methodologies all of which must be completed to the standards and satisfaction of the ILM Assessor and External Verifier.