Strategic Skills for Governance Professionals


As you build on your role as a technical expert, your contribution to the strategic thinking of your organisation becomes critical. Understanding your strategic context and how to ensure that your board considers governance at all stages of the strategic process, will enable you to contribute effectively and provide additional value as a company secretary or governance professional.


  • The opportunity to explore your own organisational situation and decide how best to enable governance.
  • Insights into how you can support your board in developing a robust strategic process.
  • Insights into how you can contribute at each stage of your organisation’s strategic journey.
  • Strategic analysis – Understanding how to enable your board to ask the right strategic questions and positioning your expertise in the strategic context.
  • Strategic analysis – the governance professional and company secretary as an expert.
  • Strategy formulation – Understanding how governance professionals and company secretaries act as a conscience when choices are made.
  • Making strategy happen – Understanding how governance professional and company secretaries act as enablers of strategy implementation.


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.

26 May 2022

8 September 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

Strategic Skills for Governance Professionals

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