How to be a great chair: a new on-demand course

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Jun 4, 2024 4:48:34 PM

Together, BoardPro and Grounded Governance bring to the governance sector a new on-demand 'Governance Made Easy Masterclass' course, How to Be a Great Chair.

The online, on-demand course provides an accessible and flexible method of professional development, enabling you to learn at your own convenience and pace.


Who is the course for?

The course has been developed for a diverse range of governance roles, including:

  • Aspiring board chairs
  • Current board or committee chairs
  • Professionals working with boards

What will I learn?

Effective leadership is crucial for any board or committee, and this course is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and tools necessary for successful governance.
The course centres around four modules:
  1. Board team leadership
  2. Chairing in meetings
  3. Before and after meetings
  4. Leading as chair beyond meetings
Each module has several chapters that break the knowledge into manageable portions. These chapters cover topics such as chair definitions and responsibilities, the 5Ts of time, tone, talent, teamwork, and traditions, the 3Ps of people, processes, and paperwork, and chairing duties throughout the meeting cycle.
On completion of How to Be a Great Chair, you'll be able to:
  • Lead with confidence: Develop effective communication skills to lead board and committee meetings with finesse, fostering open dialogue and collaboration among members.
  • Understand governance principles: Gain a strong understanding of governance principles and best practices, ensuring your board or committee operates ethically and effectively.
  • Foster collaboration: Cultivate a collaborative and inclusive environment that inspires participation and engagement from all members.
  • Resolve conflicts: Learn conflict resolution skills to effectively manage disagreements and guide the board or committee towards consensus.

Plus, you'll earn 4.5 CPD hours (accredited by Strategi Group). 

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What are the benefits of self-paced courses?

With a self-paced course, you are able to fit your learning into your busy schedule, working around your other personal and professional commitments.

The course offers:

  • Flexible learning: Progress at your own pace, whenever and wherever it suits you.
  • Expert instructor: Learn from an experienced governance practitioner and gain insights from their extensive experience.
  • Comprehensive curriculum: Dive deep into relevant, important topics with detailed modules and practical resources.
  • Lifetime access: Revisit the material anytime with unlimited access to all course content.

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Enrol today and start your path to mastering the art of chairing a board or committee.

Together, let's make governance enjoyable, effective, and grounded in excellence.

Grounded Governance BoardPro


When you're ready here's how BoardPro can help


Start a Free Trial — run a whole board meeting cycle for free, no credit card needed. You’ll be able to create board packs in a click, and have all minutes, decisions, actions and interests in one place. Be more effective, save time, and have everyone on the same page!

Book a Demo — see BoardPro in action in this 30-minute demo, and have all your questions answered by a BoardPro specialist. You’ll get an introduction to all of BoardPro’s features — see how to set an agenda, create board packs, and take minutes. 

Attend a Free Governance Webinar — learn from our community of governance experts on subjects such as strategy, understanding board dynamics, reporting, and running effective meetings. You’ll join hundreds of others in these engaging events covering the latest governance topics.

Find a Governance Template — practical documents to make governance easy! Templates cover strategic planning, board evaluation, risk assessment, SWOT analysis, and many other essential governance and business topics to grow your organisation and adopt good governance practices. 


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