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Board Evaluation & Development Service

Our Board Development Service is a research, consultancy & facilitation service whose aim is to promote best practice within Scottish Boardrooms.  The prime task of this service is to help Board directors clarify their individual roles and responsibilities and transform their collective performance within the Boardroom.  The service is independent, research based, confidential and delivered by a professional team with extensive Boardroom experience in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors.

We aim to help the Board realise its full potential because the performance of the Board is critical to corporate survival and growth.  The Board sets the conditions for organisational effectiveness.  Sir John Harvey-Jones said “the very essence of the Board’s role is to create tomorrow’s company out of today’s.  If the Board is not taking the company purposefully into the future, who is?”

Our service is designed to ensure that Boards of directors add value to the overall corporate effort and do not lapse into ineffectual talking shops.  We provide the whole Board with the help that will clarify its role and ensure that conflicts are resolved.  Too often Boards are dominated by one or two strong individuals; Boards need to be able to deal with diversity of opinions and to welcome disagreement and vigorous debate; this way the decisions the Board takes and its overall governance will be improved.

The service is independent, research based, confidential and delivered by a professional team with extensive Boardroom experience in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. Recent clients include a major Charity,  a Nuclear Site management company, a Renewable Energy Group, Our services split into three major areas – board evaluation, board development and development of individual directors.

We aim to help Boards realise their full potential, because the performance of the Board is critical to corporate survival & growth; it sets the conditions for organisational effectiveness.

Our service is designed to ensure that Boards add value to the overall corporate effort and do not lapse into ineffectual talking shops.  We provide the whole Board with the help that will clarify its role and ensure that conflicts are resolved.  Too often Boards are dominated by one or two strong individuals; Boards need to be able to deal with diversity of opinions and to welcome disagreement and vigorous debate; this way the decisions the Board takes and its overall governance will be improved.

Our experience in this area has shown that Boards welcome an independent third party overview of their performance and during the process learn a significant amount about directors’ collective and individual performance. Typically our service begins with a brief from the Chair to provide an impartial outside viewpoint and to suggest ways to improve governance and Board processes.  In addition, specialist knowledge, research & facilitation skills can be applied in specific areas.

This service covers the training and development of individual directors to prepare them for their various roles; this includes both open and private sessions on the development of the Chair, preparing for an NXD role, preparing to move from management to the board and moving across sectors.

 

 

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Iod.scotland@iod.com

Tel: 0131 557 5488
Fax: 0131 557 5818
10 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh
EH2 4 DR

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    April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    until March 24, 2017
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