Game changing non-executive director development

We have been working with the FT Non-Executive Director’s Club to design and deliver a certificate for non-executive directors, current and aspiring, challenging their beliefs around behaviour affecting outcomes from the boardroom.

To support the recommendation that non-executive directors spend time each year reviewing and actively developing themselves the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Club has developed The Non-Executive Director Certificate, a formally accredited, post-graduate level qualification for current and aspiring non-executive directors. The programme covers the whole range of skills and knowledge needed for any non-executive role: including the legal liabilities and duties of a non-executive; the correct structure and operation of a board; audit and financial reporting; internal control and risk management; and has a significant emphasis on developing the behavioural skills needed to make an effective contribution in the boardroom.

The programme design, delivery and certification is a collaborative arrangement between experts from the Financial Times, Nottingham Trent University and Edexcell. Rob Dransfield, Senior Lecturer in Business Education at Nottingham Trent University led the creation of the programme with input from a variety of experts including Ali Gill, Crelos’ CEO, who co-authored the behavioural content and co-leads the programme workshops with Murray Steele, holder of several NED positions himself.

The take-up for the programme has been high, demonstrating that there is appetite from both aspiring and existing non-executive directors to develop competence. This programme is leading the way in setting standards in non-executive board directorship.

Lesley Stephenson, Programme Director, comments on Alison Gill’s involvement in the programme:

If you are interested in the certificate you can find further information on the course content and an application form here