The Board Masterclass - International Board Dynamics

United Kingdom | Tuesday 21 May 2019

£375 (excl. VAT)

Speakers:

  • Allyson  Stewart-Allen

    Allyson Stewart-Allen

    International Marketing Partners

  • Lesley  Stephenson

    Lesley Stephenson

    FT Non-Executive Directors' Club

  • Steve Playford

    Steve Playford

    FT Career Management

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Overview

The Board Masterclass - International Board Dynamics

The third course in a series of half-day workshops designed for professionals with board experience who are interested in staying up to date with the latest developments which affect their board roles.

The workshop is designed to be interactive and is run by recognised experts in their field.

The sessions are followed by networking drinks to give you the opportunity to meet informally with our speakers and fellow delegates.

Attendance at each workshop will entitle attendees to receive a special FT NED Programme Board Masterclass Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 5 hours of structured learning.

Benefits

  • Improve your cross-cultural negotiation skills
  • Identify and understand key cultural differences at board level
  • Gain knowledge of the preferred ways of working in the US, China and Germany
  • Learn the strategies for engaging international stakeholders
  • Understand the necessary tools for managing dilemmas
  • Hear insights and advice from the Chair of a leading organisation
  • Find out what recruiters are looking for when they assemble an international board

Content

Sitting on the board of a company based in a foreign jurisdiction can be a fascinating and rewarding experience and can give you a different perspective to inform your decision making. According to the 2018 Spencer Stuart Board Index an average of around 30% of board directors on listed companies in the 14 largest states of Europe are foreign nationals.

But there are cross-cultural issues which need to be addressed. The effective  board member needs to understand what the cultural perspective of people from different nationalities is, and how to react to them. As Erin Meyer says in her seminal work The Culture Map ‘So whether we are aware of it or not, subtle differences in communications patterns and the complex variations in what is considered good business or common-sense from one country to another have a tremendous impact on how we understand one another, and ultimately on how we get the job done.’

This highly interactive and practical workshop looks in detail at three different jurisdictions, Germany, the US and China and will equip participants with the tools to identify and understand those cultural differences which will make all the difference to being an effective board member .

In addition, a leading recruiter will explain the types of skills and competencies that they look for in board members seeking to sit on an international board, how important international experience is these days when it comes to securing new roles and  the advantages of a board member with international experience for a UK based growing business 

Speakers

  • Allyson  Stewart-Allen

    Allyson Stewart-Allen

    Founder & CEO
    International Marketing Partners

    See bio
  • Lesley  Stephenson

    Lesley Stephenson

    Publisher
    FT Non-Executive Directors' Club

    See bio
  • Steve Playford

    Steve Playford

    Global Director
    FT Career Management

    See bio

Venue

  • The Financial Times

    The Financial Times
    1 Southwark Bridge
    London
    SE1 9HL

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FT NED Administrator (UK)
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FT Non-Executive Director Programme