The Board Masterclass - International Board Dynamics

| 1 October 2019 | 12:30pm
The Financial Times, 1 Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HL
Hosted by: 
Financial Times Non-Executive Director Programme

A half day workshop, for executives who work on or deal regularly with global and culturally diverse boards.

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.’

Keynote speakers include Allyson Stewart-Allen, Founder & CEO International Marketing Partners, Lesley Stephenson, Publisher FT Non-Executive Directors' Club, and Steve Playford, Global Director FT Career Management.

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.

Cost £375+VAT