Moving your Board from good to great

In the complex and ever-changing world of business, the role of the board is more critical than ever. While many boards function adequately, achieving true greatness requires a deliberate and strategic approach. Our one-day workshop, ‘Moving from good to great in the Boardroom‘ is designed to invigorate your board, helping it transition from being just good to truly exceptional.

Is your Board ready for the next level?

  • Does your board lack energy?
  • Is it losing its way?
  • Is it good – but not great?

If these questions resonate with you, then it’s time to take action. Boards operate in a world marked by increasing complexity, competition, and rapid change. To thrive, being merely ‘good’ isn’t enough. Our workshop provides the tools and insights needed to elevate board performance and create real value.

Workshop overview

This intensive one-day session is tailored to help directors engage in candid conversations, foster professional curiosity, and focus the board’s energy on moving from ‘good’ to ‘great’. Engaged and high-performing board members are vital to long-term value creation and organisational success.


Participants in this workshop will gain:

  • Reflection on Positive Boardroom Behaviours: Understand and promote behaviours that enhance board effectiveness.
  • Tools to Confront Challenges: Gain the confidence and skills to address and navigate boardroom challenges and opportunities.
  • Focus on Performance and Effectiveness: Learn to direct the board’s attention towards continuous improvement.
  • Blend Discipline with Entrepreneurial Spirit: Discover how to maintain a disciplined approach while fostering innovation.
  • Peer Discussions: Engage with fellow directors to share insights and strategies for moving from ‘good’ to ‘great’.

Why this workshop is crucial

Recent research underscores the critical importance of board effectiveness. According to a 2023 study by McKinsey & Company, companies with highly effective boards outperform their peers by 30% in terms of total shareholder return (TSR) . Additionally, a report by PwC highlights that boards focusing on strategic issues and stakeholder engagement are better positioned to navigate challenges and drive long-term value .

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for any board or executive committee team seeking to reflect on and enhance its performance. It is crucial that the entire team participates to ensure a unified approach to improvement.

Workshop format

  • One-day session: Typically delivered as an intensive one-day workshop.
  • Half-day modules: Can be broken down into a series of shorter sessions if preferred.
  • Independent evaluation: Optionally combined with an independent evaluation of the board’s performance for a more comprehensive assessment.

Special features

Our workshop is highly flexible and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Whether you follow our suggested agenda or customise it to better fit your needs, we are committed to providing a session that delivers maximum value.

Meet the trainer

Sam, our experienced trainer, brings thirty years of expertise in working with boards and senior management teams. With a strong focus on board effectiveness and integrated thinking, Sam combines practical experience with academic insights from leading UK and international institutions.


Elevate your board from good to great and ensure your organisation’s long-term success. Join us for this transformative experience and make a significant impact in the boardroom.

For more information and to discuss how this workshop can be tailored to your organisation’s needs, contact us at 01582 463465.

Categories: Boardroom, Training

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