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.


This training course supports professionals with little or 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 reviewer, facilitate the board review and to use the recommendations to foster continuous improvement.  Those with significant experience of board reviews should consider completing the Role of a Board Reviewer: Advanced training course.

Who is this course for:

Company Secretaries, Governance ProfessionalsProfessionals, and other professionals with little or no experience in facilitating, procuring or conducting board performance reviews:

  • You could be responsible for, or part of a team responsible for, conducting or facilitating an internal board review.
  • You could have been given responsibility for board review procurement or are considering procuring a board review.
  • You could be assessing your current processes and looking for ways to improve.

This board performance review training course is relevant to all sectors, including listed and private companies, charities, the public sectorsector, and the NHS.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Explain the context behind Board Performance Reviews, including relevant guidance and codes, and how board reviews are used in different sectors
  2. Explain the value of a board performance review
  3. Describe the principles which underpin the planning of a Board Performance Review
  4. Explain how key stakeholders should be engaged with throughout the board evaluation process
  5. Explain the process of procuring an external board review
  6. Understand and prepare for surprise outcomes and risks

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. This includes a subscription to G+C Magazine as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

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Competency framework:

This course aligns to CGI’s competency framework: Entry/Emerging
Use the competency framework to identify your strengths and areas for improvement in governance.


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

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

There are discounts available if you are working for a registered charity. Please call us and get up to 30% discount.


Please check individual dates.

09 July 2024
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10 December 2024
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If you have a group of 5 people or over, it may be beneficial to run this programme as a bespoke, in-house course. Click below to contact us.

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