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You will find the very best advice, training and expertise to help guide you through the path towards non-executive director portfolio success

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LINKEDIN EXPERTISE SERIES

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools you can use for expanding your non-executive director portfolio but you need to follow some basic rules.   

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CREATE THE PERFECT CV WITH OUR HELP

Whilst the aim is to find roles "off-market", a powerful CV is a key component to winning more roles in the long term.  Let us show you the key to buildng the perfect CV

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CBILS WEBINAR FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Download this informative webinar on the CBILS scheme and why it is not the only route available for business owners and SMEs.  Led by Gary Cain of Reach Commercial Finance

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How to Optimise LinkedIn to Identify "Off Market" Opportunities

Step by step workshop. 

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Live Online Workshop

This workshop is designed to show members how to get the very best from their LinkedIn account - including: setting up your account as a NED Landing Page, Identifying Appointments and Developing Powerful Content.  Led by Virtualnonexecs CMO Michael Mateer

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ASK THE EXPERT!

With almost 20 years experience of headhunting for the world's fastest growing tech companies and having appointed more than 500 NEDs, Ian Wright is respected as being one of the UK's leading authorities on the non-executive director career space.

If you have a question or need some advice, submit your question and he will answer within 24 hours.

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The FIRST 90 days

Over the years I have interviewed 100s of CEOs, CFOs and Board Members and in the past ten years, mostly Non-Executive Directors. It is interesting to follow the C-Level candidate into the new word of non-executive directorship and I’ve made lots of notes on how the most successful transition into their external Board roles. Many have asked for advice but more have shared their top hints and tips on making the career change. Below are just a small number of the main “To Do’s”:

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Finding your first non-executive director role

If you are taking your first steps in developing your non-executive director career, our CEO has created a paper based on almost 20 years' experience.  Download the guide below:

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How to run an effective Board Meeting

It can be a daunting task but one that is important for a Chair and in their absence, the non-executive director. Read our hints and tips on running an effective Board Meeting.

Interview preparation

Great!  You've got the interview but now what?  Read our definitive guide on the questions you should be asking the interviewer!  Failing to prepare is preparing to FAIL!

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Build your personal marketing plan using LinkedIn and Twitter

Your personal go-to-market journey should include both platforms - Twitter and LinkedIn - but it is important to note that the two are different.  If you grasp the uniqueness of each, you will quickly learn how to leverage them and this will mean the difference between winning and losing.

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Corporate Governance Disclosure Checklist

This checklist, compiled by Deloitte, sets out the corporate governance disclosure requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code and the Irish Corporate Governance Annex (“ISE Annex”) for reporting periods commencing on or after 1 October 2014.

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The Times They Are A-Changin': Virtual Board Meetings are here to stay.  Read our paper on "Good Practice for virtual board and meetings"

 

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