21/03/2016 – 22/03/2016: The Effective Board Member Programmes

Effective Board Member
The Effective Board Member programmes (EBM) is a series of leading accredited programmes supporting board members to become more effective in executing their duties.

The internationally renowned EBM is coming to London from 21st – 22nd March 2016.

The London launch is as a result of a collaboration between Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE – Author of Amazon’s best-selling “7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards’, multi-published author and course creator Prof. Karl George MBE and Green Park Recruitment.

Delivered by EBM and hosted by Green Park Interim and Executive Search over two days, the programme teaches participants corporate governance principles; about governance codes and how the learning gained can be applied in practice to ensure graduates become effective board members.

All facilitators have a plethora of practical board experience and are qualified as EBM Licensed Trainers. The programmes use engaging and interactive learning techniques such as The Board Game to ensure participants can apply their learning in a memorable and practical way. The Board Game has now been licensed throughout the U.K, in the Middle East and The Caribbean and its success is growing.

Main benefits of the EBM Programmes:
  • The programmes are accredited by Edinburgh Napier University, Open College Network West Midlands (OCN) and The Association Corporate Governance Practitioners (ACGP).
  • The Methodology used is tried and tested with over 250 people from a variety of sectors having graduated.
  • Graduates have been able to secure a variety of board appointments as a result of completing the programmes.
  • The TGF Framework on which the programmes are based was endorsed by the late Sir Adrian Cadbury, author of the Cadbury Report.
  • Compiled in conjunction with Karl George MBE the creator of the EBM programme is an internationally recognised governance expert, author and non-exec.
  • Delegates are equipped with current governance knowledge and the ability to articulate it in a boardroom environment.
  • The Board Game is a unique governance learning tool only available on the EBM Programmes.
  • Delegates get access to CG First an online portal, housing all of the relevant information to aid study.
  • On completion of the programmes, participants are granted free membership to ACGP, a professional cross  sector professional for governance practitioners. Membership routes also offer   the opportunity of post-nominal letters.
  • The leadership skills developed on this course are relevant to any senior role and the learning techniques and tools transferable to any learning.
Key Objectives

“The EBM course prepared me for my role as a director of football.”  Les Ferdinand, QPR, Director of Football and on the board Graduate.

The principle aim of the Governance Certificate Courses is to provide a coherent and vocationally relevant curriculum, designed to equip the student for a role as a ‘Governance Practitioner’. This may include board membership on a charity, voluntary, public or private sector board; committee work, servicing of a board or progression to more senior or paid board appointments.

EBM is for you if you are Middle to Senior Management wanting to develop your board room acumen by increasing your:-
  • Interpersonal and communication skills commensurate with the demands of highly complex challenges faced by boards.
  • Understanding, judgement, intellectual and creative powers to take a leadership role on a board.
  • Abilities to critically analyse and evaluate indicators of poor and good governance and how to identify such in the boardroom.
  • Competence to critically reflect upon individual contribution and board effectiveness.
  • Abilities to identify and solve problems in adherence to codes of governance and role of a board member.
  • Ability to synthesise areas of study and to perceive their application in a broader perspective.
  • Advanced Course participants have the opportunity to reflect on their role, build on their already acquired foundation knowledge and progress the level of their board role.


Got any questions? Email the team here

Schedule of Presenters:
Day 1

09:00am – 11:20pm: Orientation/Self Assessment, The Board Game


11:40am – 1:00pm: Corporate Governance History


2:00pm – 4:15pm: Board Scenario 1, Governance Principles


4:35pm – 6:00pm: The Governance Forum TGF Framework

6:30pm – 08:30pm: Evening Speaker

Day 2

09:00am – 11:30am: The Board Game/The Board in Practice, UK Corporate Governance Code


11:50am – 1:00pm: Other Governance Codes


2:00pm – 3:30pm: Roles Responsibilities & Committees


3:50pm – 5:15pm: Board Appraisal


Prof. Karl George MBE
Prof.  Karl George MBE
Dr Yvonne Thompson

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