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EVENT POSTPONED:IoD Scotland - The Fundamental Role of the Chair Workshop

02 Apr 2020
IoD Scotland, Edinburgh

This one-day workshop (9-5) explores the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the Chair. 


Workshop Style

This is a highly interactive workshop which seeks to outline the theory of leading boards and put this theory to the test through group discussion, workshops and case studies. The theory will assist delegates to develop their knowledge and understanding of the art of listening, group dynamics and managing conflicts.

Workshop Benefits

Help improve your current performance as a chair or help you prepare for your first appointment as a chair. A full set of workshop notes and certificate of attendance. Opportunity to network with a group of directors. A chance to re-charge your batteries and reflect on your own style of chairing the board. Opportunities for authentic feedback and challenge from workshop tutors and fellow workshop delegates.

Key details

Date & time: 02 Apr 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Location: IoD Scotland, Edinburgh
CPD Hours: 8.0000

Prices from

310.00 GBP + VAT - Member Early Booking Rate
345.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
395.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate

Event manager:
Ms Avril Gall
Contact phone:
0131 557 5488

Workshop Content

There are some basic rules of the game which this workshop seeks to explore :-
  • Setting agendas
  • Keeping to time
  • Controlling the meeting
  • Stimulating the debate
  • Understanding the culture of the board
  • Understanding what lies behind what people say
  • Winning board behaviours
  • Working with the CEO
  • The role of the chair between board meetings
  • The external role of the chair
  • Evaluating the performance of the board
  • Ensuring adequate information for the board
  • Devising the composition of the board
  • Renewing and improving the board


The workshop is facilitated by David C Watt with guest speaker Raymond O'Hare.



Prices from

310.00 GBP + VAT - Member Early Booking Rate
345.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
395.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate


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  • IoD Scotland
  • 10 Charlotte Square
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 4DR

0131 557 5488

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