The Role of the Board



  • Lesley  Stephenson

    Lesley Stephenson

    FT Board Director Programme

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The board plays a complex but vital role in the success of any organisation and understanding its functions is the responsibility of any effective existing or aspiring board member, or for those that currently report into the board.

This course equips participants with the tools and knowledge to make an impactful contribution, interact effectively with board members and achieve long-term success. It considers the relationships between the key board members, the board itself and the committees and other stakeholders, both internal and external. It discusses what makes an effective board and the role that board evaluations can play in continuously improving performance.

It will cover the importance of succession planning and participants will gain a holistic understanding of how to prepare a truly effective board.

This course counts as 4 CPD hours of learning and may be taken individually or as part of the full 16-hour programme.


  • What is the board for? 
  • What makes an effective board? 
  • Board committees 
  • Key board positions (and relationships) 
  • Succession planning 
  • Board evaluation 


  • Lesley  Stephenson

    Lesley Stephenson

    FT Board Director Programme

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Pricing & Packages

Price per course: £500 (excl. VAT)

Package bookings are available for those interested in taking the full FT Board Director Online series, find out more here.

Enterprise rates are available for organisations with multi-user requirements, to discuss your organisations needs please email and a member of our team will be in touch.


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