Bayes Centre

Boardroom Dynamics and Crisis Situations

This practical programme, led by experienced Chairs and NXDs, focuses on key issues which every NXD should be aware of and caters for those with interests in all types and sizes of organisations – listed, private, entrepreneurial, SMEs, public sector and not-for-profit. Each interactive session has been extended this year to provide even more vital learning to cope with a variety of changes facing Non-Execs.

Session 5: Boardroom Dynamics and Crisis Situations

Speaker: Ian Marchant Chair, Wood Group plc and Thames Water

An effective Board is crucial to help ensure business success. When relationships between the CEO and Chair are strong, the company benefits from having twice as much talent at the top. Each playing a distinct leadership role, and each supporting the other. The board then benefits by having a leader whose primary focus is on governance, maintaining ethical standards, and building the board into an effective team capable of managing everything from routine business to major crises. But what happens when the relationship is ineffective – when the Chair is too dominant or too weak? Or when the business faces a period of high stress? How does this affect relationships round the Board? What are the roles and behaviours needed by NXDs when this happens, and how do you know if the stress is a threat or an opportunity?

This session will explore the dynamics of the Board, and how to influence and navigate, as a NXD, challenging and potentially damaging situations, looking at real examples and learning from practical case studies.

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Oct 24 2019 -

Boardroom Dynamics and Crisis Situations

FWB Park Brown and The University of Edinburgh Business School are delighted to launch the Non-Executive Director Programme – back for a third year amidst popular demand

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