NHSScotland Induction Approach: What Non-Executive Directors can expect

This resource is a standard approach to induction for Non-Executive Directors of Health Bodies.

What Next?

An induction programme is just the beginning of the journey. All Non-Executive Directors will require a programme of learning and development activities which has been tailored to meet their individual needs and the requirements of the Board.

Non-Executive Directors should:

  • have regular two-way discussions about their performance with Board Chairs;
  • play an active role in identifying their own learning and development needs;
  • ensure that they have a learning and development plan agreed with the Board Chair;
  • mentor less experienced Non-Executives; and
  • seek out opportunities to network with other Non-Executives.

Board Chairs can support new Non-Executive Members by:

  • ensuring that an induction programme has been developed for their Board;
  • ensuring that all core and mandatory training has been provided;
  • ensure that they have regular two-way discussions with their Non-Executives about performance;
  • ensuring that all Non-Executives have a learning and development plan; and
  • seeking out opportunities for Non-Executives to network and engage with other Non-Executives.


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