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Nov
27
Fri
2020
Finance for Non-Finance Directors – Interactive Video Course Friday 27 November 2020 @ Zoom Video Conference
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Finance for Non-Finance Directors: Financial Business Management Tools and Financial Business Concepts for Executive and Non-Executive Directors

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This course will provide the essential knowledge of those key financial management issues and concepts that are needed by successful Executive and Non-Executive Directors in order to discharge their duties and responsibilities as a company director. The completion of this course will provide a good grasp of the key elements of Management Accounts and Statutory Financial Accounts. It will also provide a sound theoretical financial knowledge base upon which to build and acquire new and more advanced financial management skills.

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the Cashflow, Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet elements of Management Accounts. You will become more involved with all types of financial discussions within your organisation. You will be more confident and comfortable when communicating with financial managers, directors, investors, suppliers and key clients.

Who should attend?

Executive and Non-Executive Directors, senior executives or aspiring directors looking to understand more about company finance.

Course Content

  • The Three Key Financial Statements
    • Cash Flow Statements: Importance of cash flow and Impact of credit and credit control, Problems affecting cash flow, Dealing with Debtors and Creditors
    • Profit & Loss Account, Types of profit, and Layout & use of the profit & loss account
    • Balance Sheets: Assets; Liabilities; Net current assets, capital employed and how to interpret the information;
  • Revenue and Capital Expenditure
    • What are Capital and Revenue Expenditure
    • Phasing of capital spend and its Implications for budget holders
  • Depreciation; Assets and liabilities
    • What is Depreciation?
    • The Different types and uses
  • Forecasts and Budgets
    • The purpose of forecasts for the business
    • Budget objectives
    • Budgetary Control as a management tool
    • Variance analysis
  • Using Ratios to Support Investment Decisions
    • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE); Payback; Internal Rate of Return (IRR); Net Present Value of assets (NPV)
    • Investment decisions and Return on Investment (ROI); Cost of capital
    • Gearing, is the level of borrowing too risky?
    • Liquidity, could the company hit cash flow problems?
    • Profitability, how well is the company doing?

Learning Objectives

This half-day course enables participants to understand better, the key attributes and approaches that underpin a strategic and tactical financial approach to management and help to develop the key skills and styles that will allow participants to be more effective when adopting and applying a decision making approach to management.

By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:

  • Read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements
  • Understand and quantify the impact of the fundamental accounting concepts and the chosen policies upon any set of accounts
  • Recognise and understand the underlying impact of the generally accepted accounting principles and policies on any Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account
  • Understand the key differences between statutory published accounts and the internal monthly management accounts
  • Identify and discuss the key financial issues facing an organisation
  • Understand the wider commercial impact of any business decision and its interaction with non-financial aspects of the organisation, enabling you to make a better contribution to key discussions and decision making amongst managers and within the organisation
  • Understand the basics of budgets and the implementation of budgeting processes
  • Value any business using commonly used and widely accepted valuation techniques such as Net Asset Value, Enterprise Value and EBITDA
  • Communicate more effectively and easily with Finance Directors, and other Finance professionals; through an in depth understanding of financial terminology, management and evaluation techniques.

Course Leader:
David Doughty CDir FIoD

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Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
Location: Zoom Video Conference

Price
£250.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £220.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price
£195.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning which count towards the requirements of most business focussed institutes, including the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Consulting, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and many others.  After successful completion of the course, you will receive an electronic Certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the course, detailing the outcomes and results.

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Summary
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Article Name
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Description
Welcome to NEDworks; the network for Non-Executive Directors and Chairs of Private, Public and Voluntary sector Boards including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, School and College Governors, and Charity Trustees.
Author

Nov
30
Mon
2020
Director’s Duties, Roles and Responsibilities – Interactive Video Course 30 November 2020 @ Zoom Video Conference
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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This half-day course is aimed at aspiring or newly appointed directors and covers key knowledge about legal duties, roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for an effective board appointment. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

Who should attend?

Aspiring, newly appointed or current directors of companies including owner-managed companies or family businesses in the private, public and voluntary sector.

What to expect?

  • An in-depth view of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of directors, corporate governance and the role of the board
  • An appreciation of the crucial differences between management, direction and ownership
  • Practical guidance on avoiding or dealing with conflicts of interest

Course objectives

Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Understand the legal status of a company
  • Understand the roles directors play and key director relationships in different types of company and context
  • Examine the board’s corporate governance role
  • Define the legal duties and liabilities of individual directors and the board

Course Leader:
David Doughty CDir FIoD

‘ data-medium-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2a7f488.jpg?fit=80%2C80&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2a7f488.jpg?fit=80%2C80&ssl=1′ loading=’lazy’ class=’alignleft size-full wp-image-615′ src=’https://i1.wp.com/www.nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2a7f488.jpg?resize=80%2C80&ssl=1′ alt=’2a7f488′ width=’80’ height=’80’ data-recalc-dims=’1′ />The course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
09:30 to 15:00
Location:
Zoom Video Conference

Price
£250.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £220.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £195.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Summary
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Article Name
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Description
Welcome to NEDworks; the network for Non-Executive Directors and Chairs of Private, Public and Voluntary sector Boards including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, School and College Governors, and Charity Trustees.
Author

Jan
18
Mon
2021
Director’s Duties, Roles and Responsibilities – Interactive Video Course 18 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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This half-day course is aimed at aspiring or newly appointed directors and covers key knowledge about legal duties, roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for an effective board appointment. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

Who should attend?

Aspiring, newly appointed or current directors of companies including owner-managed companies or family businesses in the private, public and voluntary sector.

What to expect?

  • An in-depth view of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of directors, corporate governance and the role of the board
  • An appreciation of the crucial differences between management, direction and ownership
  • Practical guidance on avoiding or dealing with conflicts of interest

Course objectives

Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Understand the legal status of a company
  • Understand the roles directors play and key director relationships in different types of company and context
  • Examine the board’s corporate governance role
  • Define the legal duties and liabilities of individual directors and the board

Course Leader:
David Doughty CDir FIoD

‘ data-medium-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2a7f488.jpg?fit=80%2C80&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2a7f488.jpg?fit=80%2C80&ssl=1′ loading=’lazy’ class=’alignleft size-full wp-image-615′ src=’https://i1.wp.com/www.nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2a7f488.jpg?resize=80%2C80&ssl=1′ alt=’2a7f488′ width=’80’ height=’80’ data-recalc-dims=’1′ />The course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
09:30 to 15:00
Location:
Zoom Video Conference

Price
£250.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £220.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £195.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Summary
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Article Name
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Description
Welcome to NEDworks; the network for Non-Executive Directors and Chairs of Private, Public and Voluntary sector Boards including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, School and College Governors, and Charity Trustees.
Author

Jan
19
Tue
2021
Marketing for Non-Marketing Directors – Interactive Video Course, Tuesday 19 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

How directors and boards can take great strides in their understanding of strategic marketing

Course Leader: Duncan Hall

An energetic business leader, with significant experience in sales, marketing, business, product, and process development gained in both start-up and corporate environments. Duncan is also a certified trainer/facilitator/coach of corporate continuous process improvement and customer experience programs.

Attendees on this interactive video course will be more effective in engaging with board level commercial teams over matters of marketing strategy – they will be able to more easily:

  • Understand the relationship between strategic marketing and company vision and mission;
  • Obtain clarity on strategy selection from both internal and external perspectives;
  • Provide constructive challenges to the commercial team;
  • Identify potential problems and corresponding solutions.

If you have ever wondered what strategic marketing is, and how it relates to the businesses with which you work; or if you have sat in board meetings wondering what on earth the marketing director was talking about, this course will be a great start in building your marketing knowledge and increasing your confidence in the subject.

 

Summary
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Article Name
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Description
Welcome to NEDworks; the network for Non-Executive Directors and Chairs of Private, Public and Voluntary sector Boards including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, School and College Governors, and Charity Trustees.
Author

Jan
20
Wed
2021
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Video Course 20 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.

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John Cooper, Vice President, North West Europe at Weber-Stephen Products LLC United Kingdom

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying NED opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Who should attend?
Individuals who are currently a non-executive director; those seeking appointment as a non-executive director and those looking to appoint a non-executive director.

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how best to secure an appointment as a non-executive director

Course objectives
Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the contributions that non-executive directors can make to the board in different types of company and situations
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil a non-executive director appointment
  • Appreciate appropriate methods for finding, selecting, appointing and rewarding non-executive directors
  • Understand the preparation required to interview for or be interviewed for the post of non-executive director

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details
Duration: 1 day
Location:

Zoom
Video Conference

Price

£350.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£320.00 (ex VAT)

NEDworks Tier1 Member Price
£295.00 (ex VAT)

Book Now
To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration
The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning


 

Summary
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Article Name
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Description
Welcome to NEDworks; the network for Non-Executive Directors and Chairs of Private, Public and Voluntary sector Boards including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, School and College Governors, and Charity Trustees.
Author

Jan
21
Thu
2021
Sales for Non-Sales Directors – Interactive Video Course, Thursday 21 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Everything directors and boards need to know about sales but were afraid to ask

Course Leader: John Hanson

A highly engaged sales and results focused Business Leader / Sales Director, with strong execution skills and proven successes in Mature & Emerging Markets throughout EMEA. A breadth of knowledge of the FMCG and Medical Device categories and a core competence of returning declining businesses back to profitable and sustainable growth.

This interactive video course helps you to be a more effective when working with a commercial team at board level or on a day to day basis. Participants will gain the fundamental knowledge / terminology to interact with the commercial teams while creating/ aligning a ‘Commercial Strategy’ that can then be performance managed to deliver on the company’s overall goals.  The course is split into two parts with section one providing insights to the commercial working on a day to day basis with time to discuss how this can work with our business. The second half dives in deeper with the ‘Why’ we will win with the commercial strategy, ‘How’ to implement this and ‘Tools and Metrics’ to measure success
Summary
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Article Name
NEDworks the Non-Executive Director network
Description
Welcome to NEDworks; the network for Non-Executive Directors and Chairs of Private, Public and Voluntary sector Boards including NHS Trusts, Social Enterprises, School and College Governors, and Charity Trustees.
Author