Henley Postgraduate Diploma2021-11-05T16:45:05+02:00

Postgraduate Board Practice and Directorship Diploma – The Superior Level of PGCert

ENVISIA proudly announces the start of the PGDiploma #1 from the Master of Arts in Board Practice and Directorship Programme – the superior level of PGCert, delivered in partnership with triple-accredited Henley Business School:

4th of February 2022!

Submission deadline: 8th November 2021!

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Focusing on governance and strategic oversight as a board-level stewardship responsibility, the programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to support effective judgements in board-level decision-making and promote longer-term resilient governance.

ENVISIA is proud to announcing the launch in partnership with Henley Business School the Postgraduate Certificate in Board Practice and Directorship (PGCert BPD).

Successful completion of the PGCert BPD may give participants the opportunity to progress further and obtain an MA in Board Practice and Directorship.*

The Programme is delivered by expert academic faculty, with insights from highly experienced board practitioners. It also draws extensively on the top-team governance research conducted at Henley Business School, which covers more than 19,000 organizations across 43 countries.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Experienced practising board members:

  • Chairs,
  • C-Suite level: chief executive officers (CEOs), chief financial officers (CFOs) etc
  • Senior independent directors (SIDs),
  • Non-executive directors (NEDs)
  • Company secretaries

from across the private, public and third sectors.

The programme may also suit senior managers with directorship potential, noting that at Stage 3 each participant needs access to a current real-world, board-level governance issue.

PROGRAMME EXPERIENCE

Delivered in Romania, the PGDiploma BPD is a part-time programme consisting of three two-day workshops combined with self-study. It is expected that participants will be currently employed.

The PGDiploma in Board Practice and Directorship consists of three modules taught over a 1-week intensive period.  An individual assignment and group case study is required to be submitted each month during the 3 months following the workshops.  Workshop attendance and successful completion of all assignments for each module are compulsory in order to achieve the award.  Participants are also required to keep a reflective learning journal.

For more information about Henley Postgraduate qualification Programmes please access: https://www.henley.ac.uk/executive-education/course/ma-board-practice-directorship

* Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

  • This module outlines the benefits of high quality, up-to-date and well-articulated information at board level, as this is critical for better board dialogue and value-added director and board communications.
  • You will learn the importance of getting to know your board and what really matters for your organisation. For example, do all board members agree on the organisation’s values and competitive advantage?
  • The module will consider issues of managing the format, pace, rigour, structure, sources, security and volume of information at board level. It will also consider best practices, tools and techniques; question articulation; how to delve deeper and more broadly in decision-making; how to better read, write, engage with, and present information at this level; and the processes, engagement, sensitive relationships and interactions pre-, during, and post-boardroom agendas and communications.
  • This module introduces considerations of reputation and responsibility at board level and their importance for governance execution and organisational sustainability, including better handling of public relations.
  • You will learn about understanding and building board reputation, both externally and as perceived by management. What are the board’s, board members’, and organisation’s identities? It takes effort to build a good reputation and it can be lost by one bad crisis or issue. You will consider board responsibilities and how to demonstrate that duties and expectations are being met effectively. The module also considers how to better engage with press, on- and off-line media, and other public relations at board level, along with reputational risk and reputational crisis issues.
  • You will consider the priorities of boards, including:
    • Broader social and environmental issues and communicating these in relation to the organisation’s purpose
    • Reporting
    • The nature and practices of lobbying and networking on the board and how these impact organisation, policy and charitable relations as part of wider society.
  • This module offers you the opportunity to benefit from a mentoring workshop and one-to-one interview session focused on your personal development.
  • In this module, you can reflect on your own behaviour, strengths and weaknesses, personality, knowledge, skills and capabilities. You will have recorded diary entries throughout the earlier stages of the programme as part of your developmental journey, which will be engaged reflectively in consideration of your own self-development.
  • You will attend a mentoring workshop, during which you will engage in a one-to-one interview with a mentor/coach with a view to enhancing your director performance. This will include dealing with change, difficult situations, working in teams and self-awareness.
Programme Scheduling

APPLICATION PROCESS

Entry requirements

  • A Master’s degree or a good BA degree (or equivalent)

  • Organizational leadership/board experience, or at least three years’ senior management experience with board-level access

  • Access to a live board-level governance challenge identified in your proposal

  • English language proficiency: IELTS 7.0, with no element below 6.0 (see note below) OR an “English Proficiency at Work” document – signed by current employer)

    Applicants who possess exceptional organisational experience but do not meet the standard academic requirements are welcome to apply and may be considered for entry onto the programme on a case-by-case basis.

  • Completion of the first stage of the Programme – The PGCert stage.

  • Fill in the Application Form (online)
  • Upload  Your CV in English (in the Application)
  • Copy/scan of the official qualification diploma / certificate transcript in English
  • 2 Referrals: from Board of Director’s Level or work superiors
  • English Language proficiency document/s
  • Fill in the   Personal Development Plan

Successful completion of the PGDiploma will take up to 8 months part time as dictated by the submission and marking timetable ( See Programme description )
Any subsequent Stages* are also designed to take up to 8 months part time.

* Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following a student’s successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

Enrollment process timeline:

  • Enrollment file submission: Closing date:  8 November 2021
  • Official feedback on admission and confirmation of cohort running:  12 November 2021
  • Offer acceptance and payment: within 10 days from the invoice received, not later than  15  December 2021

Complete the enrollment process and receive University of Reading student credentials Enrolment onto the programme may only begin once payment is assigned to your student account. Upon successful completion of enrolment, students have access to programme resources and pre-reading. Succesful completion of the full Henley MA Board Practice and Directorship would take 24 months part time. Each stage is dictated by the submission and marking timetable (up to 8 months).

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the PGCert BPD, an internationally recognised qualification from a triple-accredited, global business school.

Participants who successfully complete the PGCert may have the opportunity to progress on to the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters (MA) stages*:

The PGDip BPD (Stage 2) is designed to focus on board dynamics and offer mentoring for you as a director

The MA BPD (Stage 3) is designed to give more specialist sector expertise (private, public and third sectors), including applied research into a real-world board-level governance issue

For more information about Henley Postgraduate qualification Programmes please access: https://www.henley.ac.uk/executive-education/course/ma-board-practice-directorship

* Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

  • Postgraduate Certificate :  €10,000 *
  • Postgraduate Diploma:  €10,000 **
  • MA in Board Practice and Directorship:  €10,000 **
*Applications are only open for PGCert
** Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following a student’s successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

Applications are only open for PGDiploma 1

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For more details regarding the PGDiploma stage entry requirements and prices, please download our brochure.

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WHO WILL BE TEACHING?

Prof. Andrew Kakabadse
Prof. Andrew KakabadseProfessor of Governance & Leadership Programme / Director of the Board Directors’ Programme
Prof. Nada Korac Kakabadse
Prof. Nada Korac KakabadseProfessor of Policy, Governance and Ethics
Dr Nadeem Khan
Dr Nadeem KhanProgramme Director of the MA Board Practice and Directorship / Lecturer in Governance, Policy & Leadership
Garry Honey
Garry HoneyDirector, Chiron Risk
Dr Jessica Yang
Dr Jessica YangAssociate Professor in Accounting and Financial Management
Angela Rosca
Angela RoscaManaging Partner, TAXHOUSE
Narcisa Oprea
Narcisa OpreaPartner at Schoenherr
Adrian Florea
Adrian FloreaSenior Partner Business Advisory Trend Consult

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