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High Performing and Agile Boards Programme

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High Performing and Agile Boards Programme

High Performing and Agile Boards Programme is designed to help you appraise how effectively your Board is operating, and equip you with further tools, knowledge and perspective to ensure the Board is not just running independently on a monthly basis, but is ALSO aligned to how the business should be operating. The course will focus on 3 key recurring questions:

  • What is your board DOING and THINKING right now?
  • What does your Board NEED TO BE DOING going forward?
  • How can you add REAL VALUE to the time you spend as a Board?

Building a future-poof board with members who understand how to deal with a post COVID world economy has never been more important. The world in which we live and work has changed dramatically, so it is paramount to ensure you and your board are the best they can be, and equipped with the skills needed to become a resilient, proactive and professional group to steer the company to a brighter future.

The High Performing and Agile Boards Programme offers seasoned Directors the rare opportunity to step back, reflect and rethink their approach to building and leading high performing boards to meet organisational needs nationally and globally.

This Programme has been designed to invest “C” level executives with high-level strategic expertise and awareness of their personal impact. Participants will be empowered to lead their organisation confidently, dynamically and effectively in a fast-changing environment.

Course Summary


CPD Endorsed


2 Day

Delivery Method and Price:

Virtual Classroom:


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About the Programme


This course is for you if:

You want to be well equipped to appraise the operation of the board and be in a position to answer the following key questions:

  • What is the board doing right now?
  • What is the board thinking right now that is limiting the effectiveness of meetings?
  • What does the board need to be doing in future?

In answering the above questions directors will create their own bespoke 10-point plan for implementation into their business.

The benefits to the company, the board, and the individual directors include:

  • Leadership
  • Role clarity
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Decision making
  • Communication
  • A better link between the board and business operations
  • The board being more focused on both strategic and operational matters

*Please note that some of the materials and objectives may be subject to change depending on discussions, activities and needs of the cohort upon reflection of delegate responses to the pre-programme questionnaires.*

The course will arm delegates with the knowledge, perspective and practical skills required for developing, implementing and proactively leading an effective Board.

Learning outcomes of the course will include:

  • An understanding of 10 not so obvious Board tips that most businesses simply overlook/don’t do
    An appreciation for the need for diversity of thought and how you can easily and effectively achieve this
  • An understanding of good corporate governance and how these requirements have changed in recent times
  • An understanding of the Managing Director’s position alongside and compared to the aims and objectives of the Board
  • An ability to develop and maintain dialogue between not just Shareholders and the Board, but ALL stakeholders and the Board.
  • The ability to assist the Board in understanding risk and the key mitigants to risk.
  • An appreciation of how the structure of Board meetings can be changed to ensure that 80% of meeting time is spent looking forwards and not procrastinating about what has happened
  • An understanding of how a board can pro-actively operate between formal meetings, to keep a rhythm and momentum
  • The ability to create a bespoke roadmap for the next 12 months for the development of your own board

Session 1

High Performing and Agile Boards

Key Themes:

  • Role and responsibilities of the board
  • Board structure and board processes
  • Case study: why your board needs to be adaptable and resilient
  • Introducing ‘new world’ board content

Session 2

High Performing and Agile Boards

Key Themes:

  • Introducing ‘new world’ board content (continued)
  • Board dynamics
  • Maintaining traction between board meetings
  • Mapping your board campaign plan

Whilst this programme is not linked to a formal qualification, it will contribute to delegate’s ongoing personal and professional development.

Andy Bate

Andy Bate


Andy is a qualified chartered accountant with in excess of 15 years’ experience working in corporate finance and private equity organisations, where he did multiple Merger and Acquisitions and fund raising transactions and has sat on 15+ Boards.

He made the cross-over in wanting to build his own businesses and in the last 10 years, is a founding partner of a fast-growing and successful e-commerce company, and in 2019, co-founded and launched an education software business around capturing and evidencing health and wellbeing in children. Andy is also a founding partner of the consultancy/operating partners arm of Gunner Cooke Operating Partners.

The vast amount of businesses Andy has appraised and worked with in his corporate finance and private equity career, coupled with his own “at the coalface” learning experiences of starting, building and developing his own businesses, gives an invaluable insight into how businesses and Boards should function.

Andy is incredibly energetic, hungry, and has a strong desire to succeed in any business he supports.

Our dedicated In-House Training team can work with you to create a tailored training course that creates an optimal learning experience. Our bespoke built training programmes are designed around your needs and allow you to meet the specific requirements of your business.

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Richard Flemmings

Richard Flemmings attended our High Performing and Agile Boards Programme. This programme is designed to help our attendees to be able to appraise how effectively their boards are operating, and to equip them with the further tools, knowledge and perspective to ensure that the board is aligned to how their businesses should be operating.

Is this course right for you?

  • Become a seasoned and experienced board director
  • Optimize personal, board and organisational performance
  • Grow and develop you and your board
  • Build and lead a high performing board


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