We host a variety of roundtables and training workshops on topical governance issues and board effectiveness and are frequently invited to speak at external events. So get out your diaries and read on to find out what’s coming up this October…
For more information on any of our events or speakers, please contact Lauren.
Effective Report Writing Workshop: 2nd October
Our Effective Report Writing workshop is an interactive, two-hour session to learn how to prepare short, strategic papers that give your board the insight they need without drowning them in information. It is delivered in small groups to ensure 1-2-1 feedback is provided and is suitable for anyone who prepares reports for the board, committees or management forums.
Spaces are limited for this workshop so make sure you book now to secure a place for the special rate of £350 ex VAT.
This workshop qualifies for 2 ICSA CPD points.
Manchester Think Tank Dinner: 2nd October
We launched our Think Tank — The Board is Dead. Long Live the Board — to challenge the fundamentals and stimulate fresh thinking around how boards operate. We have so far convened over 600 chairmen, CEOs and non-execs to share their thoughts on the question: “If you could rip up the rule book, what would good governance look like?”
We’re now bringing our Think Tank to Manchester, so if you’re based in the North-West and would like to contribute to the debate, please contact us to request an invitation.
ICSA — Academy Governance Conference: 5th October
Academy trusts have an increasingly important role in in the education system. As trusts grow in size and the stakes get higher, it is vital that the systems of oversight and decision-making within these organisations are fit for purpose. Parents, carers and schools need assurance that the money their trust spends and governance arrangements in place deliver the best outcomes for pupils.
Come visit our stand during the day to discuss how our platform has helped schools and universities transform their board reporting. For further details visit ICSA’s conference page.
ICSA & Board Intelligence Webinar: Is Your Board Getting the Right Information?: 8th October
This webinar will provide listeners with an overview of ICSA and Board Intelligence guidance on Effective Board Reporting. Our speakers will look at the relationship between the quality of decisions made by the board and the quality of the information they have available to them. Noting that this is often impacted by the size and resources of the organisation, we will discuss how best to improve the quality of the information the board receives.
Visit the event’s page to register.
London Think Tank Dinner for GCs and CoSecs: 10th October
Alongside our work to help boards make better decisions, from time to time we bring together thought leaders from our network to discuss trends, experiences, and ideas from the boardroom.
This month, we will be hosting a small General Counsel and Company Secretary dinner under Chatham House Rule. If you’d like to join us and contribute to the debate, please contact us to request an invitation.
The Governance Grand Tour — Bristol: 11th October
Board Intelligence and our partners welcome you to this unique (and free) one-day event. The sessions will give you practical, hands-on training to help you and your organisation achieve a step change in the quality of your governance.
Covering everything from strategies to write focused reports that get to the heart of what matters to your board, to how leading company secretary teams are streamlining their operations with technology. You will come away from the sessions ready to implement change that transforms the quality of decision making in the boardroom.
Board Packs Uncovered: 12th October
Our Best Practice Board Packs Uncovered breakfasts bring together chairmen, board directors, company secretaries and governance professionals to explore current reporting trends and challenges. We also showcase a library of best practice templates and board reporting solutions to indicate what market leading boards are doing.
Simply book your seat here if you wish to attend.
SMR — A Missed Opportunity?: 18th October
Many firms think reporting under the Senior Managers Regime is “over and done with”, and now treat it as a box-ticking exercise. This is a mistake — and one that could leave your organisation exposed. What’s more, this is also a missed opportunity. Done correctly, SMR not only ensures compliant papers, but transforms decision-making processes and enables better decisions across the whole organisation.
So how do you make the most of SMR? How do you scale and embed its reporting requirements outside the boardroom? Join our breakfast roundtables to find out how leading financial services firms have used SMR to change the way they do business.
Reimagining Board Reporting: 26th October
Do you know how much time and money your organisation spends on board papers? And is the investment you’re making driving tangible results in the boardroom? The Board Reporting Calculator, developed by Board Intelligence in partnership with ICSA, highlights the hidden costs of your process — but how do you respond to these findings?
Join our Reimagining Board Reporting breakfast roundtable to discuss with your peers how leading Company Secretary teams are looking beyond board portals to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of board reporting.
Places are limited to 10 attendees per session so please be sure to register early.
You will also find us at…
We will be attending the following events this month, do catch us if you are there:
- Addleshaw Goddard LLP: “Governance Forum - Manchester”, 8th October
- The Building Societies Association: “Secretaries seminar”, 9th October
- Open Forum: “Digital Innovation in Healthcare: Fit for the Future - Manchester”, 11th October
- CBI: “Innovation Business Insight Conference, Warrington”, 12th October
- NEDA: “Without Question film screening”, 30th October