Influencing Skills for Governance Professionals


The roles of governance professionals and company secretaries are changing. Today’s professionals need to recognise the factors driving their business performance agenda; to understand board dynamics and influence boardroom behaviour; to identify and manage stakeholder relationships and to deploy their unique strengths to address the challenges they face.


  • The opportunity to explore the board dynamics you observe in your own organisation.
  • Insights into how you can identify your stakeholders and decide how best to engage with and influence them in specific situations.
  • A conversation based on your strengths profile, that identifies your strengths and potential and discussed how best to deploy and develop your capability.


To maximise the value you get from your coaching sessions with our programme director Anna Bateson, we ask you to complete information on your organisation and your objectives. Your session will then be tailored to recognise the situations you are likely to face.

Each coaching date provides three personal coaching appointments. Bookings are allocated by the training team on a first-come, first-served basis. Your appointment date and time will be confirmed, together with a request to complete and return pre-work at least a week before your appointment.

6 October 2022


Programme director 


Anna Bateson FCG is an experienced business facilitator who works extensively with Directors, Boards and Governance Professionals across the private, public and third sectors. Combining pragmatic insights gained over 40 years spent in leadership and consultancy roles with international businesses including Price Waterhouse and British Airways, she enables individuals to focus on the real business challenges they wish to address. Her breadth of experience provides excellent insights into the critical capabilities required to deliver exceptional business performance.

Described as a ‘skilled alchemist’ Anna provides a personal and confidential coaching service for governance professionals, sharing insights and expertise to inspire, and challenge participants as they build their own action plans. in an inspiring and challenging programme, tailored to meet participant learning agendas.

Through her business consultancy ‘Cutting Through The Grey’ and jointly with global thought leader, Dr Laurence Lyons, Anna researches, coaches, consults and writes on the development of Situational Intelligence™.

More about Anna Bateson FCG


“Really useful and thought-provoking course. Gives you things you can take away and work on.”Assistant Company Secretary, insurance company
“Anna is a fantastic guide through the maze of inspiring leadership.”Femi Sobo-Allen, Company Secretary, TD Direct Investing
“The day was both interesting and enlightening.”Joanna Harkus, Company Secretary, Arle Capital Partners




£800 +VAT (Non-members)
£725 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£640 +VAT (The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland members)

Book all three courses and save 25% on the total fee. To take advantage of this offer, contact us.


Our training team will be happy to help you identify where to start your Governance Leadership Programme development pathway.

To find out more, call 020 7580 4741 or contact us

Influencing Skills for Governance Professionals

Understand the factors that drive organisational performance

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