Resources For Directors, Managers
and Governance Professionals
Resources For Directors, Managers
and Governance Professionals
Books continue to be the most popular way of learning. Brefi Press specialises in comprehensive and easy access books for directors and boards.
When you buy from The Directors Academy you immediately receive a link to a download version and in some cases, also an audio version.
Books are then despatched post free (including internationally) by UK Royal Mail
You don't need to travel for workshops and training programmes any more. There are lots of opportunities to study on-line - gaining access to expert teachers and thought leaders.
The webinars run four times a day so that, wherever you are, you can choose a time that suits you best. This is a free service. You can also access the webinars archive by joining the CPD Programme for Governance Professionals.
How to prepare for your role as a director and ensure you become more confident, more competent, more quickly.
Comprehensive information pack covering fundamental knowledge, how to become a director, what to do when offered a directorship - and whether to accept.
As a director you are responsible for obtaining the information you need to become as effective as possible in your new role within the shortest possible time.
That's why we have produced this comprehensive information pack - including a new director's induction checklist so that you can easily ensure you address all relevant issues
Check the rules and best practice for running your board meetings online. This training simulation has been designed for directors, secretaries and senior managers to practise vital meeting skills, with the additional challenge of being physically separated.
Can form part of a facilitated training programme or be self-administered by the team. 4-7 participants. Time allowed: 90 minutes
The Zoom meeting is a real-time learning exercise to teach meetings skills in a virtual meeting scenario. Additional features include: handling redundancies and pros and cons of a home-working strategy.
Can form part of a facilitated training programme or be self-administered by the team.
4-7 participants. Time allowed: 90 minutes
"Each of us has a game that is most suited to our natural habits and talents." Roger Hamilton – creator of Wealth Dynamics
How have the richest people in the world got so wealthy, when they have followed such opposing paths to success?
Discover which of the eight profiles is your key to success - and how to build a better team
Keeping a swipe file is a common practice used by advertising copywriters and creative directors as a reference of ideas and projects. Every coach or trainer should have one too.
For more than thirty years I have been collecting ideas, developing handouts and designing questionnaires. Welcome to my swipe files.
Learn to think and act like a natural coach.
When you have mastered the simple powerful processes in this course and learned to think and act like a natural coach, you will be able to guide yourself and others through problem issues and develop self-confidence and self esteem.
A manager's introduction to coaching is a comprehensive set of workshop notes for a full day or half day 'Introduction to Coaching' workshop.
This well received in-house programme is now available to trainers, coaches, managers, and HR professionals who want to introduce managers to the basics of coaching.
57 coaching questions for interview preparation
This 34 page guide and workbook is for coaches who work with clients who are preparing for a job interview. It is intended to be a stimulating addition to the coach's repertoire, ensuring that the coach will never be stuck for a coaching question again and the client will engage in the right sort of preparation in order to perform well at interview - to find that Perfect Match between their talents and their next job.
For candidates preparing for an assessment
This In-Tray simulation puts teams and individuals into a "real-world" scenario where they are forced to sift through a complex mountain of information and make difficult decisions under pressure. The object is to quickly identify individuals who are able to work under pressure, prioritise information and make informed decisions in a complex environment.
For use by individual career coaches, trainers or HR Departments
This In-Tray simulation puts teams and individuals into a "real-world" scenario where they are forced to sift through a complex mountain of information and make difficult decisions under pressure. The object is to quickly identify individuals who are able to work under pressure, prioritise information and make informed decisions in a complex environment. May be re-branded to suit.
All you need to generate thousands of new ideas
This toolkit for managers and trainers includes 20 pages of tools ranging from classic brainstorming to morphological matrices and beyond. Each tool comes with clear instructions on how to use it along with suggestions for timing, materials and when it might be suitable. We've also added Power Tips based on our experience of using these tools to help groups generate ideas...
This 33 page guide and workbook is for those who would like to find the easiest and most enjoyable way to make their goals happen.
It contains practical exercises and useful advice designed to help you find your motivation, overcome procrastination and begin to make your future into reality.
A collection of 12 forms that we have developed to provide a structure for employee development. Includes induction, job description, appraisal and training plan forms.
Use them as provided or further develop them for your own purposes...
This game can be used to help teams understand the impact of communication between those who develop plans and those who have to implement them. It also highlights helpful and not so helpful behaviours when planning, assigning or completing tasks.
Teams that regularly work on problem solving will find the game useful for alerting them to factors that encourage or restrict effectiveness. It can be played at several levels of complexity ...
The Prisoners' Dilemma is a well known trust game which helps teams to understand about working together for a win-win outcome.
It isolates the components of trust and demonstrates the concept of win-win to bring greater understanding of the processes involved in building, maintaining, losing and regaining trust. It also provides an insight into positional and principled negotiation...
This game can be used to help teams understand skills, behaviours and techniques that work in a high pressure situation. It aids communication and learning about managing practical problems. It is useful for drawing out the differences between managing a project and managing routine work.
Rigger can be played at several levels of complexity and the game pack suggests many variations you could use.
This game can be used to teach decision making or negotiation skills, or to investigate attitudes to diversity and challenge stereotypes. It has been designed to alert participants to the danger of allowing prejudice and emotion to get into the way of negotiating a logical decision.
It can be played at several levels of emotional involvement.