Leading from the Chair

How the right skills and attributes add value to the board.

This workshop focuses on the chair’s role and how it differs from that of the CEO. Analysis of successful organisations shows that the chair’s leadership is vital to effective decision-making by the board. Learn how to maximise the chair’s leadership to create a stronger, more productive board.

2 hours


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to:

  • understand the role and responsibilities of the chair, and how they differ from those of the CEO
  • describe the skills, behaviours and competencies of an effective chair
  • identify how the chair can help create an effective board and add value in and out of the boardroom


This interactive workshop is designed and delivered by directors. It will help you define and communicate your leadership role as chair. You will learn how to lead your board more effectively to deliver your organisation’s objectives. Learning alongside other leaders from your region, you will have the opportunity to build your network as you develop your professional competencies.

Dates and prices

18 Jul
28 Sep
11 Dec

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IoD Professional Development

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