Whoever Controls the Agenda – Controls the Board

This event is part of the Good Governance Practice series of events. This series of events aims to equip governing bodies, and those that support them, with an understanding of how to establish the right conditions for Good Governance

The Importance of an Annual Board Plan

In today’s increasingly complex world, the pressures and requirements placed on directors are growing exponentially. There are volumes written about the importance of the board’s role in developing, implementing, and then monitoring the organization’s strategy. Yet when it comes to how the board should develop, monitor, and implement their own Annual Board Plan (ABP), through which the board can monitor and make sure it’s focusing on its core roles and what it identifies as critical to the entity, there is little that provides guidance.


This webinar considers:

  • Why have an ABP?
  • Controlling the flow of information
  • Developing the plan
  • Looking to the horizon
  • Structuring the board plan agenda
  • Timing
  • Key planning tips
  • Driving director engagement

Expert speaker

International advisor

Denis Mowbray

Governance and Strategy Specialist, Writer

Denis advises the “Third Teams” (Boards and Executives) of organizations and undertakes research in ‘Behavioural Governance: its influence and impact on organizational performance,’ through the eyes of organizational psychology and cognitive science.

Denis is a creative and strategic thinker, who has broad general management experience combined with commercial exposure across several industries with accountability for building strategic relationships and achieving growth. He is committed to innovation and is driven by ideas and the possibilities that new strategic directions offer. Denis has an open leadership style, approachable and operates with logic, a good sense of humour, and always with integrity. Has a commitment to continued self development and skills enhancement in all areas of his life.

Denis is the New Zealand Council Representative for the The Chartered Governance Institute, President and Chair of Governance New Zealand , contributor to VIPsight: Corporate Governance Views, Insights and Politics and consultant to the Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP).

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