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The Modern Board Member Masterclass

Board of Directors Training that will enhance your profile and effectiveness



£3,000 inc VAT
Or £250.00/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
20 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
The Effective NED and Board Member
Professional certification What's this?
20 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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If you are looking for a board of directors training programme that will enhance your professional profile and enable you to positively and constructively contribute to boardroom debate then look no further. Enrol into the Modern Board Member Masterclass by NEDonBoard today and deliver more to the sustainable success of the organisation you serve as a non-executive director or executive board member.

Invest in your professional development through our excellent board of directors training masterclass and become a modern and effective executive or non-executive board member:

  • Position yourself as a future-fit board member, knowledgeable about modern and contemporary governance and ESG topics
  • Develop or refresh your knowledge and skills to make or continue to make a positive contribution to the board
  • Find your voice in the boardroom and ensure you constructively contribute your expertise
  • Access exclusive content such as the Board Best Practice® publications of NEDonBoard, written in collaboration with the non-executive director community
  • Learn at your own pace in your own time with varied online modules, white papers, and expert interviews
  • Cement and deepen your learning with complimentary NEDonBoard membership
  • Protect your reputation as a non-executive director and board member
  • Succeed in your onboarding as a newly appointed board member with NEDonBoard, the UK Institute of Board Members and Professional Membership Body for non-executive directors and board members
  • Discharge your director duty under section 172 of the Company Act 2006


The Effective NED and Board Member

Awarded by NEDonBoard


20 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


Course Objectives

  • To get you board ready and knowledgeable on a range a contemporary boardroom topics and issues, covering climate change, succession planning, diversity & inclusion, stakeholder engagement, digital transformation, boardroom dynamics and risk management
  • Be successfully onboarded as a newly appointed board member or refresh your knowledge and skills as an experienced NED and executive director. The Modern Board Member Masterclass ensure that you are engaged in the work of the board right away
  • Make a positive contribution to your board and participate in constructive discussions and open debates in the boardroom with skills and expertise
  • Impress your board level peers and your chair with your in-depth understanding of ESG issues
  • Incorporate modern and contemporary considerations in your board decision-making to position your board for the future
  • Gain behavioural skills and find your voice in the boardroom faster to support your board in the areas most critical for successful and sustainable performance
  • Upskill yourself and set the foundations to be a strong, modern, and effective board member

What's Included

  • Lectures and publications from highly experienced non-executive directors, board members and subject matter experts on board relevant topics
  • Access to board content at the forefront of modern governance and boardroom thinking
  • More than 35 videos and over 10 hours of insightful content, complemented by in-depth publications and white papers from the Institute of Board Members and its partners
  • Extensive curriculum covering a wide range of boardroom responsibilities such as strategy, finance, risk management, succession planning, climate change, digital transformation, stakeholder engagement and more to position board members for the future
  • List of additional readings on all topics to go further and complement your learnings
  • Professional qualification from the Institute of Board Members. The Modern Board Member Masterclass attracts 20 CPD credits
  • 1-year NEDonBoard membership to cement and deepen your learnings, expand your network and exchange with peers in a safe and enjoyable environment

"I think it is very important to be part of a network that is looking at best practices and how you do things in the boardroom, to be better at what you do and be more informed."

Sir James Wates, Chair of the Wates Group, Chair of the coalition that developed the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies and NEDonBoard member

Who is this course for?

If you are a newly appointed director, an experienced board member, chair, senior independent director, NED, HR director, company secretary, general counsel or in charge of the professional development of your board of directors looking to:

  • Complement your company induction training and onboarding programme
  • Refresh and deepen your knowledge and skills
  • Address findings of your board effectiveness review with regards to director development
  • Upskill to remain up to speed with evolving board best practices
  • Organise appropriate training for directors, including of subsidiaries, and management
  • Comply with modern governance practices


To sign-up to this course, you must have been recently appointed on a board or be an established director wanting to refresh and develop your skills and knowledge. The course is also open to professionals well on track to secure their first board role.

Career path

The Modern Board Member Masterclass Board of Directors Training will enhance your profile and effectiveness. You will increase your "appoint-ability" for high-profile NED positions as well become a future-fit board member, at the forefront of modern and contemporary governance practices.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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