What is the Board development programme?

Specifically designed to share good practice, increase your knowledge and improve the effectiveness of your board and organisation, our training programme is delivered virtually by expert facilitators. 98% of delegates rated our training as good or excellent, and 100% of attendees would recommend our training.

Why attend Board development training?

  • practical workshops drawing on the experience and good practice from trusts as well as the latest thinking from regulators
  • high quality trainers who have relevant experience in the sector
  • small, interactive workshops giving you more focused attention with facilitators
  • accessible regional locations and virtual platforms
  • a space for you to reflect and share experiences with colleagues from other organisations
  • interactive workshops incorporating a range of training methods to accommodate individual learning styles including presentations with Q&A and discussions; case studies; forum theatre and practical exercises to demonstrate key messages have been understood
  • our training consistently receives over 97% satisfaction rate.

Board development core modules:

  • Effective report writing

  • Effective chairing of meetings

  • Effective challenge

  • NHS performance management for NEDs

  • The chair's role in developing an effective unitary board

  • Effective recording of board and committee meetings

  • Risk management

  • NHS finance for senior leaders

  • Effective working between governors and NEDs

Our core modules are also be offered as in-house training, delivering tailored support to meet the needs and objectives of your individual trust.

Induction programmes:

In partnership with NHS Improvement we deliver induction programmes for new directors:

Non executive director induction:

A two-day induction programme designed for new non-executive directors (NEDs) of NHS trusts and foundation trusts.


Executive director induction:

An essential one day induction programme specifically designed for new executive directors of NHS trusts and foundation trusts.


If you have any queries about our Board development programme please contact us below.

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