Developing effective Board Members is a major challenge for most organizations, many new Board Members only find out what is really expected of them when they take their seat for the first time. The result for the individual can be either a great learning opportunity - or occasionally a salutary and uncomfortable experience.
Kiddy International overcomes the need for this "giant leap" to the Board by giving aspiring members of the board or other high potential leaders the opportunity to form their own "Shadow Board" that sits and discusses, in relative isolation, many of the issues facing the real Board. The Shadow Board scheme is designed in a "Win-Win" way so that :
> Organizations get the opportunity to select and develop aspiring board members and other high potential leaders.
> Individuals get the opportunity to practice and hone their boardroom skills under the guidance of a Kiddy International facilitator.
> Individuals on the Shadow Board receive individual coaching on their performance and boardroom style from an executive coach.
> Individuals gain insights into the difficulties and complexities of making board levels decisions.
> The Board receive ideas on key business problems prior to meetings and have a "test group" on whom to trial out their proposals.
Overall the Shadow Board is a powerful learning tool for both organisations and high potential individuals with Board aspirations. To find out more, or to ask for a reference on what we have achieved with other clients, please call us on +44 207 321 3755. We would be delighted to talk through your needs with you.