Optimising the structure and composition of boards and committees

This course will provide practical techniques you to understand the right board and committee structure and composition for your organisation.


Effective governance requires a board and committee structure which is appropriate to the organisation, its goals and constitution. It is equally necessary that the board and committees include the right mix of directors and members and that those directors are given the support they need to perform their role. A poor committee structure and composition can lead to underperformance across the organisation.


This course will provide practical techniques you to identify the optimal board and committee structure for 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.

This requirement holds true for every type of organisation, both profit and non-profit and in specialised areas such as health and government.

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 or anyone with related governance responsibility.

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 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (see below)
  • 5 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)

Venue: Virtual 

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

10 July 2024
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18 November 2024
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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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If you need any further assistance or advice, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us


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