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As a senior professional you take your professional development seriously. I am sure that you intend to undertake annual training needs analyses, create and follow personal development plans. But this takes time - and commitment. And there seem always to be more urgent matters to get in the way.
Nonetheless, keeping up to date is important.
At senior levels your needs change. You have less time and yet it becomes increasingly important to:
Keep up to date with changes to legislation and regulation
Apply current governance process and practice
Stimulate your thinking
Try new approaches to management and leadership
No doubt you already achieve some of this naturally by monitoring the media.
But taking a comprehensive approach takes time and effort.
Let me help you.
I have created CPD 2.0 to provide you with a continuous supply of news, ideas and information curated specifically for directors, boards and senior management.
Because we recognise the difficulty of creating dedicated study times, CPD 2.0 is delivered in easy to digest inputs that can be consumed immediately, or during a coffee break.
Our resources are designed in small chunks so that you can learn and update over a cup of coffee or when travelling to or from work.
Our resources are available as multi-media, in print, audio and video formats so that the appeal to any learning style.
The CPD programme is delivered on a regular basis, so you are alerted to new posts and reminded to learn in small chunks.
This is a dynamic programme in which I send you inspiration and updates as I detect them.
I monitor international developments in corporate governance and reporting requirements.
On your behalf I select and supply snippets and summaries of advanced management methods.
You get immediate access to the Webinars on Wednesdays archive
For more than thirty years I have been collecting ideas, developing handouts and designing questionnaires.
Interviews with business thought leaders reveal their experience, ideas and inspiration.
Richard has established a position as the Independent Authority on Director Development with more than 30 years experience working internationally with directors, boards and top teams.
Become an authority on corporate governance, ESG and regulatory changes
Show leadership through knowledge and application of advanced management methods
Rely on regular alerts and updates to keep you informed
Welcome to this special CPD programme curated by me.
I have devoted much of my professional life to personal development, professional development and teaching others.
I believe strongly in CPD and its value to successful professionals.
The more senior you become, the more important to ensure that your skills are up to date and you are aware of developing trends, new technology, new markets and changes in legislation and regulation.
This CPD programme for directors, boards and business owners combines an ongoing professional development course with news and alerts to ensure you are continually aware of the latest developments. Access to more than 400 articles and downloads, with a stream of new insights from leading business thinkers.
Continuing professional development is the maintenance, enhancement and continuous improvement of knowledge, skills and abilities.
Directors and governance professionals should undertake a minimum of 20 hours of CPD each year. The key to performance improvement is a regular programme of learning and activity that provides inspiration, stimulation and information.
CPD schemes normally work on the basis of collecting points, related to the time devoted to learning. For an activity to count towards CPD points it must be relevant to your career, contain significant intellectual or practical content and have a clear learning and objective outcome.
Continuing professional development is a lifelong activity to ensure you develop your professional competence, upgrade your skills and keep yourself appraised of developments.
At board level, it includes corporate governance, developments in the corporate sphere - legal, regulatory and market - and your own functional skills.
These are likely to include strategy and management, and could also include finance, legal, human relations etc., as well as softer skills such as communication skills and how to run effective meetings.
At board level you are expected to have a broad range of skills and experience, and a high level of awareness of current affairs.
CPD covers a wide range of activities from reading a national newspaper and monitoring TV and radio news to attending formal courses. I recommend that your professional development plan should involve a mix of general and strategic objectives, as well as a mix of different types of activity.
These typically include:
Reading | Courses | Events | Activities
Helping you become super effective - one small chunk at a time
The world of governance is changing rapidly, especially with the current focus on ESG (Environment, Social and Governance). I send you immediate alerts to the latest international changes, regulations and best practice, so that you can easily keep abreast of developments.
As soon as I identify them, I send you new thought-provoking insights into management processes culled from top publications and respected sources. The developing archive of Insights can be accessed through your CPD 2.0 Dashboard.
When you subscribe to CPD 2.0 you are automatically registered with the ThreeTicks Academy and receive invitations to Webinars on Wednesdays. As a Professional subscriber, you get privileged access to the webinars archive - there are more than 20 webinars so far and you can watch any at any time, no need to wait for Wednesdays.
Your studies can be supported by our 48-page A5 CPD Guides. These are easy-read guides covering a single subject in governance, management, finance, strategy etc. Read them as they arrive or use them for revision - or to meet a particular need.
For more than thirty years I have been collecting ideas, developing handouts and designing questionnaires. There are nearly 400 documents in the archive, providing a valuable resource for you to refer to when needed, or to use as the basis for a traditional CPD programme.
You can also download a 43-page A4 CPD Record to help you plan your programme and then keep a record of achievement. As well as twelve monthly diary pages you get articles on how to set personal goals, check your current performance against effective benchmarks and study effectively.
There is so much we can learn from the knowledge, experience and inspiration of thought leaders and business practitioners. The Directors' Discussions are recordings of occasional interviews with individuals who I believe will provide you with just what you need to enliven and enlighten a coffee break or your journey home; all episodes are 20 minutes or less.
Each week I send you an inspiring story that you can be use in communication, presentations and coaching. On another day I also send you a useful quotation to enlighten your presentations. As a Professional subscriber, you get immediate access the stories and quotations archives through your CPD 2.0 dashboard - ideal if you are preparing a presentation or talk. You can also purchase them as a published paperback, "Stories from a Corporate Coach" from Amazon.
Whether you are a director, manager, in sales - or a parent - communication skills are important to your success. I have discovered that 'a powerful question is a powerful question'; sometimes a powerful question can have an effective impact even though it might not be the most relevant one to choose. I have collected dozens of proven powerful questions for your inspiration.
Each week I'll send you a flash card bearing one or more questions to set you thinking. As a professional subscriber, you get access to the archive, where you can search for just what you need..
When you purchase the CPD 2.0 Professional programme you are automatically subscribed to ThreeTicks Academy. Not only does this give you access to a range of free resources, including more than 60 articles, but you are also subscribed to our Directors and Governance Foundation Programme. As the title suggests, this 26-day course provides you with a rapid revision of what you need to to be a successful and effective director.
CPD 2.0 Professional is an advanced programme for senior executives and directors who wish to make a significant contribution in their role. You are likely to have significant calls on your time but recognise the importance of knowledge and awareness of governance, regulation and management thinking.
C-Suite Executives and Governance Professionals
Directors, Partners and Trustees
Senior managers who aspire to be excellent
Business owners with limited time to study
Ambitious managers and professionals for whom competence alone is not enough.
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Richard is an excellent listener and a natural coach, with deep experience and perspectives. He has an in-depth technical knowledge allied to the skill of being able to deliver the message in an informative and engaging style that makes complex issues simple.
Richard is the most passionate and effective advocate of coaching I have encountered. His blend of integrity, attention to detail and insight ensure that his corporate coaching approach is one you can trust - giving a sure foundation to build upon.
Richard helped me develop a highly successful regional reorganisation and has advised me on governance implications ahead of a change of legal structure. He has been a critical friend, challenging my thinking and highlighting conflicts of interest.
This is our core programme for directors, boards and business owners, including the governance professionals who support them, to build a resource base of skills and knowledge, and stay abreast of new thinking, developments and regulations.
Easy access development modules to improve your effectiveness
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