The Strategic Company Secretary

"Supporting Board Effectiveness"


The company secretary is not a director, but plays a key role in supporting chairmen, boards and individual directors building successful and sustainable organisations.

"Supporting Board Effectiveness"

Gain knowledge, skills and awareness to increase your impact and build successful and sustainable organisations

Practical multi-media training programme delivered in easy access modules

The Secretary Role | Governance | Compliance | Director and Board Support

Social Responsibility | Climate Change | Risk | Investment | The Future

Designed for company secretaries, governance professionals and chairmen

New course release

The Company Secretary


The company secretary is the guardian of the company's proper compliance with both law and best practice.


They have a key role to play in ensuring that board procedures are both followed and regularly reviewed.


The chairman and the board will look to the company secretary for guidance on what their responsibilities are under the rules and regulations to which they are subject and on how these responsibilities should be discharged.

Supporting board effectiveness

The modern governance professional can add value to companies, directors and boards by:

* Building better boards and committees

* Introducing better processes

* Directing the focus of the board

* Managing information and information flow

* Monitoring trends and developments

* Acting as communication with non-executives

Join this e-course to: -

* Raise your profile in the organisation.

* Gain knowledge, skills and awareness

* Improve your confidence and increase your impact

* Understand governance issues and developments

* Facilitate more productive meetings

* Improve strategic thinking and decision making

* Appreciate implications of climate change

* Understand risk, risk appetite and risk tolerance

* Recognise current, new and potential risks

What you get


Three-day video programme comprising the Powerpoint slides and presentations by Richard Winfield, just as if you were at his live workshop.


A comprehensive A4 bound governance workbook - sent by post and available for immediate download.


Membership of Richard's 90-day mentoring group with monthly live meetings.


Personal access to Richard for individual support.

Personalised certificate on completion

Increase your impact on the board and build successful and sustainable organisations

  • Raise your profile in the organisation
  • Gain knowledge, skills and awareness
  • Improve your confidence and increase your impact
  • Understand governance issues and developments
  • Improve strategic thinking and decision making
  • Recognise current, new and potential risks

Your mentor


Richard Winfield helps directors and boards become more effective by clarifying goals, improving communication and applying good corporate governance.


The Strategic Company Secretary is based on a workshop commissioned for delivery in Kuala Lumpur but postponed because of lock-down.


Your subscription includes membership of Richard's 90-day mentoring group, with monthly meetings and personal support.

Learn from anywhere


The Strategic Company Secretary video programme provides you with distance learning modules to study in your own time, and at your own pace - supplemented with personal support from the author.


With audio, video and print components they appeal to all learning styles - and support those for whom English is not your first language.

The challenge of time


I recognise that for a busy executive like you, developing your knowledge can be a chore if it requires setting aside extensive special study times. And it can be counter productive to try to absorb too much information all at once.


With this video programme you can:

* Study in your own time - at your own pace

* Repeat viewing for greater understanding

* Return to any module to prepare for an event

* Save time and cost - no travel, fit your own schedule 


The video programme includes



The Company Secretary

  • The Company Secretary
  • Compliance functions of the company secretary
  • Introduction to corporate Governance
  • Providing support
  • Who's on your Board - meet the people

Building a better board and board support

  • Quick checks - directors and boards
  • Roles of the secretary in bringing directors on board
  • Corporate Governance Codes
  • Other governance issues
  • Risk
  • Investment

Director effectiveness as a key feature of board effectiveness

  • Build a better board
  • Culture
  • Meetings
  • Information and communication
  • Trends and developments in corporate governance
  • Dealing with the future
  • Cases studies - responses to COVID-19
  • Review

Support documents

40 downloadable files providing immediate access to sources, reports and articles to stimulate and inform.


90-day Mentoring Programme

Monthly meet-up with formal presentation and follow-up group discussion

Personal access to Richard Winfield for sounding board and support


Webinars Archive

Immediate access to our archive of Webinars on Wednesdays


Virtual Board Meeting

You can download this powerful instruction programme and simulation


Swipe Files

For more than thirty years I have been collecting ideas, developing handouts for clients and designing questionnaires.


The Directors, Boards and Governance folder includes more than 40 downloadable files, sorted into the following categories:

  • Appraisal Forms
  • Director Development
  • Corporate Governance

Buy now 

Purchase The Strategic Company Secretary today for £600.00, or three payments of £225, and you can immediately download the resources you need.

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When you purchase a product or programme you will be expected to pay in advance, but if within the first 30 days you decide it is not for you, let us know, return the materials and we'll arrange a full refund.

You can apply for a refund at any time.​

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