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An opportunity to hone your skills and increase your impact as a non-executive director
The King's Fund
Event type: 
Board Leadership Programme

About this event

This skills development day is for non-executive directors who are looking to hone vital board and leadership skills which help them to be really effective in their role as board members. It has been designed to be highly interactive and experiential with supportive facilitation provided by The King’s Fund and the chance to work with actors from renowned leadership consultancy Practive. Participants will get the chance to practice and receive feedback on: 

  • chairing
  • questioning
  • listening
  • delivering feedback
  • holding to account
  • constructive challenge.

Practive is a leadership consultancy specialising in the practice of leadership: what it feels, sounds and looks like to be a leader. The King’s Fund has a strong interest in board behaviours and regularly provides board observations and feedback. 

This workshop is chaired by Katy Steward, Assistant Director of The King’s Fund and Director of the Board Leadership Programme;  Sarah Goodson, Senior Consultant Leadership, The King’s Fund; Joel Grieg, Lead Associate, and Christie Jennings, Associate, Practive.

**This event has only 12 places available. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis**


Joel Greig

Joel Greig is a Lead Associate at Practive. He has worked as a role player and facilitator for 10 years. The majority of that work has been in the public sector, including local and national government, NHS and schools. He has delivered training for construction workers, local government officers, managers in most sectors, up to board-level directors of FTSE 100 companies – with a particular focus on understanding personal impact and behaviours.

He has designed and delivered a number of interventions on equality and diversity and worked 1-2-1 using both role playing and coaching skills to enable the participant to identify for themselves their areas of development and strength. Joel began working with the NHS during the National Management Development Initiative in 2003 and has gone on to work on the Aspiring Directors programmes in the East of England and Yorkshire & Humberside, the ongoing Leadership Development Centres for Wessex Courses and has delivered masterclasses on Impact and Presentation Skills to teams in NHS trusts around the country.

Christie Jennings

Christie Jennings trained as an actress at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has had a varied career in theatre and television. For the past 14 years she has worked in the corporate sector as a communication skills trainer. She has had extensive experience as a facilitator, role player and coach working on a huge range of development programmes in UK, Europe and USA.

As an associate of Practive she has been a facilitator on the National Management Development Initiative. She has led personal impact sessions on several programmes for The King’s Fund. Currently she is involved with the Top Leaders Programme and Crucial Conversations.