What is the Board development programme?

Our board development programme is designed to improve the effectiveness of your board and organisation, through practical, interactive training and development delivered by expert trainers with extensive senior-level sector experience.

The four-part programme consists of:

  • core training modules delivered as open courses nationally
  • in-house training for individual organisation
  • induction programmes for new non-executive directors, executive directors, and new or aspiring chairs
  • bespoke development programmes for individual boards or senior leadership teams. 

Our core training modules

Our core training consists of a suite of eight interrelated modules delivered as interactive one-day workshops. These workshops are delivered as open courses nationally and are designed to support boards, individual directors, senior managers, and those in important support roles such as minute takers and report writers, to equip them with key knowledge and skills that can be readily applied on return to their organisation.

The core modules are:

  • Effective chairing of meetings
  • Effective challenge
  • Effective report writing
  • Effective recording of board and committee meetings


  • NHS finance for senior leaders
  • Risk appetite for boards
  • Risk management for boards
  • Working with governors

In-house training

The core training modules can also be delivered as in-house training for individual organisations with content tailored to organisational development needs and requirements.

Induction programmes

We deliver the national NHS induction programmes providing vital support to new and aspiring directors to navigate their new responsibilities in today’s challenging operating environment including:

  • Non-executive director induction - a two-day programme delivered in partnership with NHS England
  • Executive director induction - a one-day programme in partnership with NHS England
  • Effective chairing of organisations - a four-part programme delivered over a 5-6 month period.

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Bespoke development programmes

We also provide bespoke development programmes for individual boards and senior leadership teams tailored to support the strategic objectives and development aims of individual boards and teams. The ability to learn together with bespoke development is beneficial, as it encourages consistency in the development and implementation of solutions as well as providing an opportunity for team building.

Our bespoke development offer incorporates aspects that are aimed at governance enhancements, alongside understanding and developing team dynamics and relationships, both elements are equally important in developing
an effective board or team.

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