Role of the Chair

Best practice for fulfilling your role successfully.

The chair plays an important part in influencing a board’s style, composition, balance and performance. This one-day course offers a unique opportunity to review your role in terms of current legal requirements and best practice. You will gain a fresh perspective, broader knowledge and the skills you need to be an effective chair.

6 hours


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to:

  • understand the board’s role and purpose
  • define the responsibilities of leading and chairing a board
  • compose and develop a more effective board
  • assess key director relationships and learn to make best use of both executive and non-executive directors
  • plan and run effective board meetings


This course will help you understand the skills, personal qualities and behaviours needed to be an effective chair. You will be able to assess your strengths and areas for improvement and structure your ongoing professional development. The course uses practical case study insights to equip you with knowledge to apply directly to your role.

Course leaders

Our course leaders are expert practitioners specialising in governance, strategy, leadership and finance with exceptional real-world experience.

Dates and prices

17 Jun
23 Oct
116 Pall Mall, London

The course was packed with value, common sense and good advice and is just what I need as I embark upon the journey of learning to be a good chairman. Thank you – I’m so grateful for your time and energetic tutoring!

Mike Soutar Shortlist Media Limited

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Please get in touch if you have any questions about our business courses. Our contact hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. If you would like someone from our team to contact you, please email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch within 24 hours on weekdays.

IoD Professional Development

+44 (0)20 3855 4309 [email protected]
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