Events, workshops and seminars

We are currently developing a series of events, workshops and programmes to support today's business challenges.

In March 2019, we will be launching a new Directors' Programme aimed at aspiring or newly appointed Directors' and free Taster sessions will be available from December 2018.


The Directors' Programme

The University of Wolverhampton Business School is proud to offer The Directors' Programme.

Aimed at aspiring and existing directors, it offers a practical approach to the development of relevant and comprehensive skills demanded for the role, with leadership explicit throughout all modules (6 core, 2 optional).

Delivered by experienced practitioners and underpinned by academics from the University of Wolverhampton Business School, executive coaches will support and challenge you during the 9 month programme, commencing in March 2019.

Find out more at one of our free 2 hour Taster Sessions. 

  • 2pm Tuesday 4th December 2018       6pm Tuesday 11th December 2018
  • 2pm Thursday 17th January 2019       6pm Tuesday 22nd January 2019

 Key areas

 Module 1 - Essentials of being a director

  • The role, responsibilities and legal duties of a director; law and compliance.                                          
  • Characteristics of effective boards; understanding them; dealing with power/ and conflict.

 Module 2 - Fundamentals of finance for directors

  • Fundamental finances: practicalities of day-to-day accounting; accruals, pre-payments, sources of funds etc. Enough to challenge the accountant.
  • Value creation, growth, mergers, acquisitions, divestment.
  • Aligning processes and systems/effective use of IT/digitalisation in the workplace.

 Module 3 - Board effectiveness: strategy and planning

  • Strategy and planning; establishing vision, purpose and values.
  • Decision-making and risk management.

 Module 4 - Board effectiveness: marketing and sales

  • Marketing and sales.
  • Execution - understanding, analysing and improving systems; innovation.

 Module 5 - Board effectiveness: human resources

  • Fundamentals of HR: recruitment, retention and redundancy.
  • Getting the best out of others; making an impact on culture.

 Module 6 - Fundamentals of leadership for directors

  • Fundamentals of leadership: key models, frameworks
  • Getting the best out of others; shaping organisational culture.

 Optional modules

Two from: Change & Brexit; CSR and sustainability; Digital marketing; Diversity/board dynamics.

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