CPD Programme for Governance Professionals

Upgrade your skills and keep appraised of developments


Trial Offer - only £1

How to fulfil your CPD requirements and enhance your career. 
Develop your
professional skills, and monitor trends, developments and regulations
 that affect your career responsibilities

Richard Winfield

Creator of The Global Governance Academy

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 and governance professionals combines an ongoing professional development course with news and alerts to ensure you are continually aware of the latest developments.


You can try it for just £1.00

View my personal invitation to try the programme

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing professional development is the maintenance, enhancement and continuous improvement of knowledge, skills and abilities.


Governance professionals should undertake a minimum of 20 hours of CPD each year.


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.


For professionals like yourself, 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.

Remember: where regulation and litigation are concerned,
ignorance is not an excuse.

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

Introductory Offer

Try the CPD Programme for Governance Professionals for only £1.00. After thirty days your monthly subscription becomes £12.50 (or £125 annually).

You can cancel at any time.

CPD Programme for Governance Professionals

This monthly programme has been specifically designed to meet the ongoing needs of directors and governance professionals.


It provides you with regular information, activities and alerts designed to support you in your professional career.

Instant download

When you subscribe to our CPD programme you can immediately download a 43-page CPD Record to help you plan your programme and then keep a record of achievement.


The comprehensive introduction includes articles on: 

  • How to study effectively
  • A personal audit
  • How to get valuable feedback
  • Two quick performance checks - effective benchmarks of behaviour
  • A comprehensive personal goal setting exercise

There are then twelve monthly diary pages so you can record and review your effective learning hours - and award yourself CPD Points:

  • Reflection - what are my needs or objective?
  • Planning - what am I going to do?
  • Evaluation - what have I learned?
  • Action - What have I done; how can it be applied?

Finally there is an annual review and carry-over for next year.

Monthly downloads

Each month you receive a new 48-page A5 CPD Guide in PDF and audio formats including:

  • Checklists for Directors and Boards
  • Corporate Governance
  • Becoming a Director
  • Roles & Responsibilities of Directors
  • Building Your Own Support Network
  • Networking as a Director
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Away Days and Corporate Retreats
  • Finance for Non-financial Managers
  • Vision, Mission and Values
  • Scenario Planning
  • Annual Report and Accounts

Awareness raising

We know how important it is for you to keep up to date, so we monitor trends, developments and regulations on your behalf and send you alerts of articles and updates we have captured.


As a member of the Global Governance Academy you receive invitations to Webinars on Wednesdays. CPD subscribers get permanent 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 Wednesday!


When you subscribe to the CPD Programme for Governance Professionals, you get free registration on the fast-track

foundation programme that covers the fundamental behaviours of directors and boards.


Ensure a basic grounding in governance for directors and secretaries from which to build your monthly learning.

This is our core programme for governance professionals,
company secretaries and directors to build a resource base of skills
and knowledge, and stay abreast of developments and regulations


Easy access development modules to improve your effectiveness

and enhance your career

I strongly believe in the value of continuing professional development and recommend you check out this programme. 


It costs only £1 for a one month trial!

Best wishes

Richard Winfield
The Independent Authority on Director Development


"I help new directors and boards become more confident, 
more effective, with less stress."

Introductory Offer

Try the CPD Programme for Governance Professionals for only £1.00. After thirty days your monthly subscription becomes £12.50 (or £125 annually).

You can cancel at any time.

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