Introduction to board performance reviews

A course that supports professionals with no prior experience of Board Performance Reviews who are planning to procure, facilitate or conduct a review.


Board Performance Reviews are a critical tool for organisations to ensure continuous improvement in governance and board-level decision making. If performed effectively, they foster accountability, enhance decision making and help organisations align strategic objectives.


This course supports professionals with no prior experience of Board Performance Reviews who are planning to procure, facilitate or conduct a review. Through practical and interactive sessions using real-life case studies, the course will provide the know-how and tools to achieve buy-in from key stakeholders, plan and scope a board review, engage a suitable board evaluator, facilitate the board review and to use the recommendations to foster continuous improvement.

Those with experience of conducting board reviews should consider completing the Role of a Board Reviewer: Advanced training course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the context behind Board Performance Reviews, including relevant guidance and codes, and how board reviews are used in different sectors
  • Explain the value of a board performance review
  • Describe the principles which underpin the planning of a Board Performance Review
  • Explain how key stakeholders should be engaged with throughout the board evaluation process
  • Explain the process of procuring an external board review
  • Understand and prepare for surprise outcomes and risks
  • Explain how strategic value can be derived from the review(s)

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (see below)
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base. An automatic email will be sent to you after your attendance.

To find out more, call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us.


£550 + VAT (Non-members)
£495 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£440 + VAT (CGIUKI members)


Saffron Suite,
The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland,
6-10 Kirby Street,

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

If you need any further assistance or advice, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us


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