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3-Day training for Public Leaders of the Future in Wales


Eligibility

Disabled people, or people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.


Cohorts and dates

SessionEnglish language Cohort 1 (No more spaces)English language Cohort 2
1Thurs 7 Mar, 0930-1230Fri 8 Mar, 0930-1230
2Mon 11 Mar, 0930-1230Mon 11 Mar, 1300-1600
3Tues 12 Mar, 0930-1230Thurs 14 Mar, 0930-1230
4Fri 15 Mar, 0930-1230Wed 20 Mar, 0930-1230
5Thurs 21 Mar, 0930-1230Thurs 28 Mar, 0930-1230
6Fri 22 Mar, 0930-1230Thurs 28 Mar, 1300-1600

Course outline

The three days of training is split into six half-day sessions:

  1. Understanding yourself
  2. Understanding Boards
  3. What makes a high-performing Board? How to promote good dynamics and culture.
  4. Technical issue of Board membership
  5. How to become a Board member; practical tips to help you succeed in your application
  6. Next steps; road to success

Understanding yourself

  • What makes you unique?
  • Values, skills and behaviours and strengths audit
  • Internal and external self-awareness
  • The need for critical feedback
  • ‘What’ questions, instead of ‘why’

Understanding Boards

  • The role of a Board Member
  • The difference between executive and non-executive roles
  • An understanding of the characteristics of high performing leaders and how to lead and deliver more effectively;
  • An opportunity to discuss the barriers faced by disabled people and/or people from ethnic minority communities to obtaining a public appointment and to explore how diverse groups can bring their lived experiences and human capital  as transferable skills and experience

What makes a high-performing Board? How to promote good dynamics and culture

  • Developing common goals
  • Effectively preparing for Board meetings
  • Understanding the culture and working style of the board 
  • Presenting in a boardroom context
  • Influencing and challenging the opinions of others appropriately
  • Techniques for influencing Board decisions outside Board meetings

Technical issues of Board membership

  • Legal and regulation
  • Audit and risk
  • Environmental and Social Governance 
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Digital and GDPR

How to become a Board member; practical tips to help you succeed in your application

  • Typical pathways to progression
  • Unincorporated organisations
  • Third sector organisations
  • Understanding the application process in Wales
  • Filling out the application form they expect
  • Preparing for interview

Next steps; road to success

  • Building a action plan to to have confidence to apply
  • Creating Purpose
  • Creating momentum
  • Creating a plan for success

Certification

Each of the course components is a half day. Completion of 1.5 or more of the 3 days will earn a certificate of partial completion. Completion of 2.5 or more out of the 3 days will earn a certificate of completion.