Professional development programme

Professional development programme for non-executive directors

Becoming an effective non-executive director

The role of a non-executive director (NED) is prestigious and wide-ranging from the membership and chairing of committees to the overall chairmanship of a company, charged with steering company strategy. It comes with serious responsibilities and accountabilities within a complex and uncertain business environment that carries significant reputational risk.

Professional development programme for non-executive directors

Despite this, company induction programmes for NEDs tend to be organisation-specific and may not cover the wider issues of board life. Cass Business School and PwC have teamed up to fill these gaps with a unique professional development master class for aspiring NEDs.

This professional development master class address the wider behavioural and practical implications of the role, in line with the UK Corporate Governance Code. This will enable you to unravel and understand the complexities, aims and responsibilities of being on a successful board.

Master class: Aspiring NEDs

This professional development programme helps you to plan and prepare for your first move into the board arena and instils a real sense of what is expected of Non-Executive Directors, and how to deliver it. It aims to demystify many of the responsibilities and complexities faced by NEDs and advises on how to obtain a first board position.

Expert delivery

The programme is delivered by a combination of:

  • Academic experts in business and strategy from Cass Business School
  • Senior partners specialising in governance, risk management and corporate finance from PwC
  • Guest speakers including FTSE non-executive directors and board advisers with practical and current experience of the boardroom.

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Further details of the professional development master class are set out in the pdf below:


Master class for Aspiring NEDs: £975

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