Portsmouth Business School

Short course - The Value Added-Board

The Value-Added Board


As companies grow and expand, the demands on senior staff become ever greater. Legal, financial, strategic, corporate – there’s a lot you need to know to make sure your company is meeting its obligations, and maximising its potential.

Working with the Institute of Directors and experienced board members, Portsmouth Business School has designed the Value-Added Board, a three day programme for current and aspiring directors of small and medium-sized businesses.

What you need to know to add value to your company's board!


  • Day 1: Leadership and Governance

Board strategy, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and developing effective leadership skills.

  • Day 2: Strategy, Risk and Innovation

Developing strategic awareness, identifying and managing business risks, and creating a culture of innovation.

  • Day 3: Marketing and Finance

Marketing and sales for directors, and developing financial understanding.

You can view the programme here, and see the full outline of the content here.

The Value-Added Board offers a high quality learning environment ensuring attendees have the chance to share and engage, receive individual tailored guidance and feedback, and come away with skills and knowledge to improve capability and confidence, and leading-edge thinking and practice expertise.

See our video about what the Value Added Board video offers here.

With sessions led by experienced board directors and Portsmouth Business School academics, and case studies from small and medium businesses like yours, the Value-Added Board offers practical tools and knowledge that can be used as soon as you are back in the office.

Next dates

To be confirmed.


The cost of attending the Value-Added Board is £480 per person per day. This includes a networking breakfast, light lunch, refreshments, all course materials, access to the online learning environment, and membership of the closed Linked In group of former Value-Added Board attendees.

If you book any two days, the cost falls to £450 per day, and for the full three-day programme, the price is just £400 per day.


To book your place on the Value-Added Board, please visit our online store page.

If you have any questions, or would like more details about any aspect of the course, please email us at valueaddedboard@port.ac.uk, or call us on 02392 84 4488.

This was great course for new and 'old hands'. It reminded us all of our responsibilities and accountabilities. It gave us all the time out and opportunity to reflect, and to share ideas and our thoughts with others.”

Fiona Penfold, Managing Director, Trident Medical Services, #