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CPD - Open Programme

IoD West Midlands CPD - Practical Tips for Becoming a NED 2017

27 Apr 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Smith & Williamson


Choosing to become a non-executive director (NED) could be prompted by a lifestyle change or a desire to use skills and knowledge gained in an executive environment. This could be fuelled by an ambition to do something worthy in the third sector or to support enterprising organisations. Or it could be the result of wanting to become involved in an organisation without taking on an executive role.

Whatever the rationale, it is essential to know how to access such roles – and how to make yourself the most desirable candidate in a marketplace where multiple applicants may be attempting to secure a prime role.

This workshop will also explore the risks and responsibilities of the NED role, with recommendations on best practice for assessing contracts in an increasingly litigious environment.

Course Benefits

Identify what skills you have and need to hone for NED positions and how to distinguish yourself from the competition. Tips and advice provided within this session will enable you to write a compelling CV and construct a well prepared list of questions before you proceed.

Learning Objectives

By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:

1. Identify what skills you have and need to hone for NED positions and how to distinguish yourselves from others. Write a compelling CV and have a well prepared list of questions before you proceed.
2. Asses with greater knowledge the risks and responsibilities and as such be better placed to ensure you contract correctly.

Course Leaders

 Deborah BensonDeborah Benson
Experienced MD. 20+ years experience as director and NED, all sectors. Doctorate in business. Leadership specialist and public speaker.

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0.00 GBP + VAT - Guest
0.00 GBP + VAT - Guest
50.00 GBP + VAT - Member price
100.00 GBP + VAT - Non member price

Course Location
  • Smith & Williamson
  • Smith & Williamson
  • 9 Colmore Row
  • Birmingham
  • B3 2BJ