Peer Group Advisory Board – Structured Leadership Development

Peer Group Advisory Board - Structured Learning Environment

Peer Group Advisory Board – Structured Learning Environment

A peer group advisory board comprises of a group of managing directors and chief executives of non-associated companies and from different sectors who come together each month to develop their leadership skills and work through challenging and difficult issues.

One of the challenges a busy executive faces is how to keep their learning up to date. How do you find time to do the necessary development in order to stay on top of the job and abreast of changes in the world?

A peer group advisory board is an effective way of getting enough people together to make getting a world class speaker cost effective whilst ensuring that the material delivered is appropriate to the individuals in the group.

In a confidential environment that is part of a peer group advisory board, issues following the workshop can then be processed and discussed in depth in the knowledge that the information shared won’t be discussed with others outside of the room. This means that the group can take a topic and working with a skilled facilitator can work through an issue that is currently challenging one or more of the members. The processing of the issue provides a practical learning tool for those concerned as they learn to find new ways to work through problems as well as benefit from the resultant findings or actions going forward.

The companies represented by the chief executives are non-competing and are ideally from different sectors and so quite often the experience of one industry can be reutilised in another with suitable adaptations.

A peer group advisory board is usually facilitated by an experienced business leader or business coach. This means that in addition to the one day’s workshop and problem solving forum, for 2 hours each month the coach and peer group member can spend time in a one to one coaching session to discuss actions agreed at the advisory board meeting and to discuss any new or challenging business issues. The one to one may also be an opportunity to link back to the development material from the previous workshop.

It can be seen that the combination of work related development workshops, peer group application of the theory followed up by personal one to one business coaching can make for very effective leadership development.

If you would like more information on a peer group advisory board near you, go to or call Peter Dickinson on 0845 053 7417.

About Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson is an experienced chair, director, high growth business coach, facilitator, interim, marketeer, customer services champion, project manager, change management consultant and advisor and has worked with over 300 companies helping them develop a systematic approach to growing their businesses. Working with companies as a chair, high growth business coach, facilitator or interim, Peter will help crystallise the vision, rationalise strategy, identify the most cost effective routes to market including the development of new products, develop a consistent sales approach, champion customer service, streamline processes and identify key performance indicators to help drive the business to meet the goals of the main stakeholders. Peter Dickinson is working with Vistage International to set up two CEO peer group advisory boards for CEOs and Managing Directors in the North West, UK. If you are a CEO or Managing Director of a company with £5 million or more turnover and are open to new ideas, keen to develop your leadership skills, willing to help others and take action yourself then you would benefit from being a member of a Vistage CEO Peer Group. Vistage members on average triple their company rate of growth after joining. If you are based in the North West and are interested in finding out more, call Peter Dickinson on 0845 053 7417 and he can call in for 20 minutes to exchange information of what you can expect from being a member of a Vistage CEO peer group. There is no sales pitch the group has to be right you and you right for the group. LinkedIn: (Open Networker) Twitter: Facebook: All Social Media Profiles can be found at:

Posted on July 13, 2012, in Advisory Boards, Business Coaching, Leadership and Management Development, Peer Group Advisory Board and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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