Boards and governance

Making the most of your opportunities

If you are serious about leadership you should create opportunities (where you can) and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way.

  • Add leadership and governance into your performance development plan as a way of informing management of your goals and seeking their support.
  • Apply for training courses, both those targeted to women and those that include both men and women.
  • Seek out challenging projects that will stretch your abilities, allow you to learn, and draw your abilities to the attention of senior managers and board members.

If you’re new to governance, you can learn more about boards, board roles and the related documents.

Assess your skills using My board strengths

We have an interactive tool where you can assess your current skills and experience and find out what level of board you could be ready for.

My board strengths takes you through different scenarios to see how you would react in different circumstances. It will take between 30 minutes and an hour to complete each scenario, so you can save your scenario and complete it later. My board strengths is designed to give you an idea of the decisions you may need to make in a governance position and is provided for information purposes only. It is currently in testing mode, so if you see any areas for improvement, please let us know.