What previous Board Development participants had to say ...
"Clore's Board Development Programme is a wonderful experience that encourages open and honest exchange between Senior Management and Board in a highly constructive manner. Our time spent together was a positive one and gave us the opportunity to discuss key aspects of ICA governance and shared responsibilities."
Gregor Muir, ICA Executive Director
The Clore Board Development day provided an excellent window for reflection and developed thinking, particularly as we were supported by such a strong team of experts, who presented alternate perspectives in a positive and qualified manner. Really worthwhile and beneficial, the thinking has helped shaped the next phase of Bigga Fish.
Nii Sackey, Director, Bigga Fish
"An altogether valuable day both for non-executives and executives, and for their relationship. The Clore team steered things expertly but with a deceptively light touch. It was the kind of re-appraisal that every board needs from time to time."
Geraint Talfan Davies, Chair, Welsh National Opera
"The Board Development day, whilst testing at times, has had a considerable impact for the organisation including: greater team working between Board members; a relatively smooth transition to the new chair; a recognition by the Board that they do some things well, but the business of planning needs to be improved. This is now underway with a fundamental review of the role and purpose of the Bluecoat in its new spaces."
Sue Harrison, Chair, The Bluecoat
"The Clore Board Development day was extremely useful in helping Apples & Snakes to refresh and enhance its governance arrangements. Prue Skene and her team of facilitators were knowledgeable and approachable which meant all Trustees felt free to raise any concerns or questions. The day provided the Apples & Snakes Board with a clear direction and ensures that all governance policies and procedures will meet the highest standards of probity."
Julia Mlambo, Chair, Apples & Snakes
"The day we spent with the Clore team was a great experience - not only helping to build the Board as a team, but helping us focus on the key strategies the management and ourselves should be pursuing."
Professor Sir James Drummond Bone, Chair, FACT
"A quick note to thank you and your team for a superb day yesterday. I am sure I speak for us all when I say that it was a most enjoyable and stimulating day with some very useful outcomes and (as you promised) realistic action points. We were very fortunate to be included in this scheme and on behalf of all the trustees of the Salisbury Playhouse - thank you."
Helen Birchenough, Chair, Salisbury Playhouse
"The Clore Leadership Programme has developed my ability to deliver on the inherent responsibilities of Board-related roles including enhancing my understanding of: the values of good governance; how best to manage enterprise risk; the most effective means of coordinating multiple stakeholders; and efficient mechanisms for delivering optimum finance and business planning processes."
Boko Inyundo, Trustee & Director, the Africa Centre, and Global Sector Manager, Linklaters LLP
"Boards of arts organisations need to be strong and effective in today's challenging cultural and economic climate. I felt better able to rise to these challenges after the Clore Board Members' Day. We were given the opportunity to bring up and focus on issues which we felt of particular relevance to our organisation, to share our concerns and our experiences. This made the day both relevant and lively."
Jenny Stephens, Birmingham Repertory Theatre