Association of 

Psychologists on Boards


Breaking News - Dr Lisa Cameron SNP MP has very kindly offered to jointly present a Round Table Meeting with Senior Business Thought Leaders in the House of Commons, date tbc dependent on the COVID-19 situation. We will also present the Australia experience who has  mandated Psychologists being on the Boards of their top organisations and businesses.

Following from our highly successful inaugural APOB Symposium on 15th July 2019 as below, APOB then run our first specialist training event for Board-minded Psychologists which such an exciting and inspiring experience that we are putting on a second event hosted  on Wednesday 27th May 2020 by Zoom. Psychologists are brilliantly suited to be able to contribute a great deal to Boards of organisations, services and businesses during the current and future COVID-19 crisis. 

The Association of Psychologists on Boards is delighted to present a bespoke APOB Training Event on “How to become a Non-Executive Director” by David Doughty who was a keynote speaker at the Symposium presenting on “Psychologists in Boards or Board Psychologists?” David Doughty CDir FIoD is a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor with extensive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. David is also a Board level Consultant to multi-national organisations and Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. Please see David’s LinkedIn profile for more information.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at Psychologists wishing to take up Board roles as a Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor, Consultant or Expert Advisor, with an emphasis on the importance of presenting Psychological skills and perspectives with clarity and relevance to Boards and how Psychologists can strengthen Boards of organisations.

David covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive Board role and up-to-date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the Board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment, and performing due diligence before any Board position is accepted, and also examines methods for selection of Board members and organisational issues regarding motivation, induction and reward.

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PAST EVENTS: HOW TO BECOME A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS. This face-to-face event was run on 22nd January 2020 at the BPS Offices London 

  • PROMOTING PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS IN THE BOARD ROOM. This was our inaugural symposium held on 15th July 2019 at the BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE. This symposium explored the role of applied psychologists in the board room and focus on how senior applied psychologists across all disciplines can use their professional skills, expertise, and perspectives to facilitate more effective functioning of Boards of charities, services, and business. It was an exciting and inspirational day when we presented, shared and discussed the experiences of psychologists working in Trustee, Board, Leadership, Consultancy and Expert Advisor roles and discussed future directions and opportunities for board roles and training development at our networking lunch and plenary session. Our speakers were Bill Burton of Dale Carnegie, Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent, Deputy CEO of CORAM, Samuel Kasumu, Director of Inclusive Boards & NED, Professor Jan Burns MBE, Boards of Special Olympics & INAS, David Doughty, Chartered Director, CEO & NED. We were sorry that  Dr Lisa Cameron, SNP Politician & Member of Parliament wa unable to conclude our symposium but her flight from Scotland was unavoidably delayed.

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