Optimising the structure and composition of boards and committees

Learn how boards and committees should be structured and who should sit on them


Effective governance requires an appropriate board and committee structure, composed of the right mix of board and committee members.  A poor committee structure and composition can lead to underperformance across the organisation.

This governance training course will provide practical techniques for you to understand board and committee structures and to apply this learning to your organisation.  It will equip you with the skills to identify the right board and committee members and to ensure your directors are supported so they can perform their role effectively.

Who is this course for:

This course is for anyone responsible for managing the governance of the Board and its committees. This could include:

  • governance professionals
  • company secretaries
  • HR professionals
  • lawyers, finance professionals or anyone with governance related responsibilities.

This course would be particularly suited to participants who:

  • Have no or limited experience in evaluating governance structures and board/committee composition
  • Are looking to refresh their knowledge to help apply their learning in practice
  • Work for organisations with established governance structures or those undergoing growth or change which need to formalise their governance structures.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Support the identification and design of the optimal governance structure for your organisation
  2. Understand the relationship between board governance and the supporting management structures
  3. Execute the key governance arrangements for supporting boards, committees and directors in support of the Company Secretary and/or chair
  4. Identify and appraise solutions to common problems relating to board and committee operations
  5. Explore methods for assessing the skills mix in board and committees and determine their optimal composition
  6. Support directors to perform their roles effectively

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)

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

Venue: Virtual 

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

10 July 2024
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18 November 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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If the available training dates are full or not suitable for you please register you interest to be notified of new course dates.

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