Chairing With Confidence Masterclass

Submitted by Sarah Fletcher on Fri, 16/12/2016 - 10:27
  • When: Wed 26th June 2019, 10am to 4:30pm
  • Where: Badger House, 121 Glovewr St, Birmingham B9 4EY
  • Cost: £295 (ex VAT)

This Masterclass will be run by Sally Kemp and Sheila Childerhouse, who have several decades of chairing experience under their belt. Sally is now a self-employed coach, facilitator and organisational development consultant and a Non-Executive Director in an Integrated Care System, and Sheila is the Chairman of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Who would benefit from this Masterclass?

  • Chairs of organisations who wish to enhance their chairing skills and/or draw on the support of fellow Chairs;
  • Experienced Chairs who wish to reflect on their practice;
  • Recently appointed or aspiring Chairs.

What are the Objectives of the Masterclass?

  • To provide you with tools to enhance your authority and confidence as Chair, focussing in particular on the relationships within the Board and with the Chief Executive;
  • To consider the impact of key developments in the NHS, including STPs, Integrated Care Systems and Primary Care Networks;
  • To work with fellow Chairs from a variety of organisations on common interests;
  • To get practical support from highly experienced Chairs and your colleagues on the issues and problems you face.

Programme for the day:

What makes a successful chair?

  • What assumptions might people make about Chairs that limits their impact?
  • What lessons can we draw from this from this in terms of the key characteristics of a successful Chair?
  • Introducing the Chairing Brain; our model for chairing with confidence

How do well-defined board roles and relationships help?

  • What do you as Chair offer and want from your Chief Executive, the Executive Team and Non-Executive Directors?
  • What does good practice look like?  

What issues might arise in relationships between:

  • The Chair and the Non-Executive Directors?
  • The Chair and Chief Executive?
  • The Chair and wider Executive Team?

A Confidential Thinking Space - Using the skills of fellow chairs and the presenters, we will think through a couple of real-life issues together using Thinking Circles, a powerful problem-solving approach.

Chairing in today’s NHS

  • What are the key national developments that we need to be aware of, including STPs, Integrated Care Systems and Primary Care Networks?
  • How do we think our roles as Chair might be affected?
  • How might we respond?

Putting this into practice - What have you learned from today in terms of what works well for you, and where you need to focus your development? What actions will you now take?