In this 7 part series, we explore the greatest challenges boards are encountering today and share their successes. Each session is led by experienced NXDs from different areas of industry.

In a joint venture with FWB Park Brown, we are proud to offer this programme of events for the 7th year running.

The programme once again focuses on current challenges facing boards and NXDs. This year, the series includes evolving technologies such as AI, risk assessment, climate change and sustainability, compliance and performance evaluation.

Each session is highly practical. Led by experienced Chairs and NXDs, it is aimed at those interested in all types and sizes of organisation including listed, private, entrepreneurial, SMEs, public sector and not-for-profit.

We welcome back previous delegates to discuss the latest insights as well as those looking to understand more about the role of a non-executive director.

If you are going to make just one investment in your personal development this year, choose this programme. It is led by leading Chairs and NXDs at the top of their game and crucially who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences. The structured format delivers relevant, concentrated insights and the online format offers maximum efficiency. Finally, you will never conclude a session without the opportunity to connect offline with experienced fellow participants.
2023 delegate
The programme gave me an insight to a breadth of scenarios and settings that would otherwise be unreachable for most.
2023 delegate

Live session dates

This year, sessions will take place between 12 September and 5 December 2024. All sessions will take place online via Zoom apart from the last one which will be held in-person at DoubleTree by Hilton, Edinburgh City Centre.

Session Date
Live Zoom Session 1
Board Papers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Thursday 12 September, 18:00-20:00
Live Zoom Session 2
What is the Role of the NXD in assessing Risk?
Thursday 26 September, 18:00-20:00
Live Zoom Session 3
AI – opportunity or threat? What NXDs need to know
Thursday 10 October, 18:00-20:00
Live Zoom Session 4
The opportunity and challenges of being an NXD in a Private Equity backed business
Thursday 24 October, 18:00-20:00
Live Zoom Session 5
Energy transition strategies and climate reporting: The escalating challenge for Boards and NXDs
Thursday 7 November, 18:00-20:00
Live Zoom Session 6
The Effective Board
Thursday 21 November, 18:00-20:00
In-Person Session 7
End of Programme
Thursday 5 December, 18:00-21:00
Programme structure

Sessions will cover relevant issues for NXDs and contain opportunities for hands-on practical experience.

Programme structure

Find out more about the course structure and activities from previous participants.