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Board dynamics. Behavioural patterns. Boardroom biases.
Explore the psychology of the boardroom to support and enhance your contribution to the effectiveness of your board(s).
Join Dr Wieke Scholten, a social and organisational psychologist, in our new short programme aimed at improving boardroom engagement, collective decision making and overall effectiveness. Gain the confidence to contribute positively to boardroom dynamics.
The unique programme has been designed for:
Deepen your understanding of behavioural patterns and drivers that can lead to a positive impact on the quality of boardroom decision making. This programme will apply social and organisational psychology to help enhance board effectiveness in practice.
Wieke will take you through four modules over two days:
On completion of this programme participants will have gained:
Module One: Behavioural patterns in the boardroom
The opening module introduces participating Directors to boardroom behavioural patterns which impact the quality of decision making. The behavioural categories that will be covered include:
Participants will be asked to reflect on situations within their own boards. Then, the psychological theory will be discussed on hindering and helping behaviours. Finally, participants have the opportunity to digest and apply these behavioural insights to their own cases, whilst engaging with other participants in small discussion groups.
Module Two: Social drivers of behaviours
The second module explores the root causes of behaviour in the boardroom. The following social drivers of behaviours, i.e. key social psychological mechanisms that drive behaviours, are discussed:
Again, participants will be asked to reflect on situations within their own boards. Then, the psychological theory will be discussed on hindering and helping behaviours. Finally, participants have the opportunity to digest and apply these behavioural insights to their own cases, whilst engaging with other participants in small discussion groups.
Module Three: Individual drivers of behaviours in the boardroom
In the third module we explore the individual drivers of behaviours in the boardroom. Here the participating Directors will be invited to:
Participants will be asked to self-reflect in inspirational and structured ways through individual exercises and discussions with other participants in bilateral or small groups.
Module Four: Enhancing board effectiveness
The final module enables directors to consider a plan to enhance the effectiveness within their Boards. The directors will make use of the insights gathered in behavioural patterns and drivers within their boardrooms; the insights in psychological mechanisms and their own behavioural strengths and improvement opportunities.
Module four will close with input on dealing with regulatory attention to board effectiveness, and allow for Directors to exchange experiences and views on this topic.
This unique programme has been designed for:
Interested in learning more about this programme? Contact the IoD Ireland Learning and Development team to find out more on email@example.com or call +3531 411 0010.
Social and Organisational Psychologist
Introducing Dr Wieke Scholten
Dr Wieke Scholten is a social and organisational psychologist with 20 years of experience in behavioural analysis in organisations, of which 12 years in financial services. Her PhD in social psychology focused on preventing conduct issues by revealing team climate perspectives in trading and sales businesses. Previously she has been Head of Audit for Behavioural Risk at NatWest group (based in London) where she created and headed up a global behavioural risk assessment team.
Wieke is a former Senior Supervisor of Behaviour & Culture at DNB – the Dutch Central Bank and prudential regulator and was one of the first psychologists hired by the Central Bank to build this supervisory expertise. As a supervisor, she conducted and led several behavioural supervisory assessments of Executive Committees and Boards.
She has been (co-) Lead Partner of Behavioural Risk at &samhoud consultancy and has lectured on cultural change and ethical behaviour for the Institute of Banking since 2018.
We will be hosting an online information session with Dr Wieke Scholten on Wednesday, 28th February 2024 at 1pm. To join the information session, reach out to the IoD Ireland Learning and Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is this eligible for CPD?
Dimension covered: Psychology of the Boardroom
Eligible hours: 12 hours of Chartered Director CPD
This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body. All participants will receive a certificate of completion based on full attendance.
What is the cost?
IoD members - €1750
Non-members - €2200
It is not possible to book individual sessions, booking is paid for as a whole.
Time and location
This in-person programme will run from 9am to 4:30pm on 24th and 25th April 2024. It will take place in the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16.
Contact the IoD Ireland Learning and Development team on email@example.com or phone +353 1 411 0010.
Cancellation and refund policy
Places are confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations with a full refund are accepted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org until Thursday, 18th April 2024. After this date, no refunds are possible, and all fees are forfeited for cancellations or non-attendance. Please note this live and interactive series requires attendance at each session. Unfortunately, recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.
For any IoD Ireland Learning and Development team queries, email email@example.com or call +3531 411 0010.