bullitAs every company and every Board operates in a specific environment and has its own culture and challenges, your course will be fully tailored to your needs and to those of your Board.
Our course will offer you the opportunity to explore and learn Boardroom skills in a safe learning environment. That is why we start with an intake with both of us to get to know each other and to learn more about the specific context in which you will be working. We will also explore the challenges facing your company and your experience working in a corporate environment. We usually also include a session with the Chairman, to make sure we are aware of her/his expectations.


bullit After the intake, we will schedule six two-on-one sessions of 1.5 to 2 hours. In each session, we will ask you to reflect on your experiences in your Board in the past period, and discuss arising learning opportunities and any concerns. We will also discuss – in a structured fashion - one of six themes of Board work, for which you will receive uptodate reading suggestions in advance.

general topics
Roles and responsibilities of the Board under a one-tier or two-tier structure as appropriate
Roles and responsibilities of the Audit Committee
Roles and responsibilities of the Remuneration Committee
Roles and responsibilities of the Nominations and Governance Committee
Major strategic decisions
Board dynamics and effective NED behaviours

We will tailor our approach to your needs, which could involve combining some of the sessions. Each session will be led by one or both of us. Throughout the process, we will stay in close contact with each other to make sure that each conversation builds on the previous ones. We usually conduct the sessions on Board roles, strategic decision making, and Board dynamics as a team.

Expected outcome

bullitAfter this one-year programme with Scheltema Tammenoms, you will have gained an appropriate understanding of the purpose, functioning and dynamics of the Board on which you serve. You will feel skilled in your contributions and confident about adding value across the full range of Board work.

typical discussion topics
What is the role of the Board? How do I fit in?
What should I have in mind when discussing a particular topic?
How should I prepare for a Board meeting?
What are key relationships and how do I develop them?
How can I contribute to a good dynamic around the Board table?
What is a helpful question, what is not?
What is my role in times of crisis?

Our fee structure

bullitIdeally, our fees are paid by the company appointing the new NED as this would demonstrate commitment to the success of the new NED and enable us to have a conversation with the Chairman to get a sense of his or her priorities for the Board. However, we also want Scheltema Tammenoms to be accessible to newly appointed NEDs who pay themselves, as an investment in their own skills. The fee structure is available upon request.

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