Sharon Constancon, together with David Howells,  will provide a mixture of presentations / practical exercises / case studies / and delegate discussion in order to achieve a palatable exchange of information, experience, and ideas from both presenter and delegates. 

The aim of the Masterclass is to provide delegates firstly with a clear understanding of just how powerful director behaviour is in affecting Boardroom decision making and overall Board effectiveness; and secondly to examine in what ways behaviour can be altered to produce improved decision making and Board performance.

Course at a Glance

  • Date: 15 March 2016

  • CPD Points: 8

  • Course Cost: £450.00

  • Course Length: 8 hours (12.00pm – 8.00pm)

  • Location: GTA University Centre, Guernsey

  • Tutor: Sharon Constançon and David Howells

The aim of the session is to provide delegates with a clear understanding of what goes wrong on Boards, why it does so, what part individual character traits have in the equation, and how Board members and Chairmen can alter behaviour in order to create a more effective Board.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Date: 15 March 2016
  • CPD Points: 1.5
  • Course Cost: £60.00
  • Course Length: 1.5 hours (8.30am – 10.00am)
  • Location: GTA University Centre, Guernsey
  • Tutor: Sharon Constançon

Sharon Constançon led a highly productive and enjoyable Masterclass on ‘Board Behaviour’ on the afternoon of November 24th at her London offices. A capacity room heard excellent presentations from David Howells of Kiddy International, and Sharon Constançon. They heard a formal case study and participated vociferously in a practical exercise. Later in the evening, after breaking to enjoy some more relaxed socialising and discussion, we were delighted that Professor Andrew Kakabadse of the Henley Business School came to address the delegates and provide a fascinating insight into his research to date.

This was the first in a programme of Masterclasses which will be run though 2016. Anyone interested in attending any of these should contact Genius Methods on 

Genius Methods is proud to be sponsoring the Best Board Disclosure – FTSE 250 Award at this year’s ICSA Annual Awards Dinner.

The short list for this award is:

Best Board Disclosure – FTSE 250 – sponsored by Genius Methods

  • Great Portland Estates plc
  • Premier Farnell plc
  • Provident Financial plc
  • Telecity Group plc

IoD Berkshire – The Directors’ Breakfast – Common Boardroom Mistakes …. to Avoid

The Vineyard, Newbury  
20 November 2015
07:30 – 09:30

Owing to the success of the IoD Cliveden breakfast Club meetings the IoD has decided to hold a couple of meetings in West Berkshire and have chosen the award winning hotel, The Vineyard as the venue.

Sharon will be speaking on the common mistakes made by Boards, (and how to avoid them), based upon her extensive experience in Board evaluation.

For tickets see IoD Events site:




This unique annual award has been established only for Chartered Directors who are nominated by others for outstanding achievements in the field of corporate governance and organisational direction. The award honours Dr Neville Bain, who was Chairman of IoD for the period 1 May, 2006 to 1 May 2012. Dr Bain will be remembered for his significant contribution to business, for his seminal works on Corporate Governance and for his support of the Chartered Director qualification, in which he was significantly involved.

Sharon was honoured to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award.

Sharon Constançon chaired a panel debate in front of an invited audience of approximately 70 people  as part of a joint Genius Methods – ICSA event hosted by Citibank on 20th October in London.

The purpose of the evening was to allow for an exchange of information between like-minded peers and to get an understanding of challenges and issues faced by the different roles on the Board, people who have different skills but are focused on a common goal.

The evening was a huge success with significant feedback both during the meeting and afterwards. It was clear that there was a significant appetite to spend more time on the subject. The conclusions, together with the feedback will inform the White Paper which will be the prime output of the event.  

We must connect with the big players

IoD – Director Magazine – January 2015

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Sharon, a Chartered Director was interviewed by the Director magazine in late 2014.  The published articel “We must connect with the big players” gives Sharon’s view that the IoD reach into the FTSE Boardrooms needs energy. 

Board Directors need to understand their roles, responsibilties and the value of good corporate governance to be effective as a team.  Sharon notes that many Chairman are struggling to effectively lead boards due to barriers to governance understanding.

Working with Boards, Sharon notes that many Directors do not have a sound understanding of the requirements of the role and how to carry out their duties effectively, leaving personal agendas and ineffectively behaviours outside the door.

The Chartered Director program prepares Directors through study, case studies, shared learnings and experience adequately for the role.  Directors who have progressed to chartered agree that they are better equipped now to deliver effective contribution as a Director.

ICSA Award Sponsorship

The One to Watch ….

At the gala event held by ICSA at The Brewery in London on 12th November 2014.

The One to Watch

Sponsored by Genius Methods

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Winner: Scott Brooker, Sovereign Housing Association Limited

A clearly written and presented nomination, demonstrating significant activity above and beyond daily work. Read more


Hannah Blackmore, Integrated Financial Arrangements plc

Jill Elliott, Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Suzanna Dabski, Westpac Banking Corporation

Oliver Strawbridge, Shire plc

Sharon, CEO and Alan Hindley, Chairman of Genius Methods hosted a table with 10 guests at the black tie dinner.  We would like to thank our guests for making it a memorable evening.

The team at Genius congratulate Scott Brooker on winner the award in a competitve environment.  We shall watch you ….

Scott Brooker GradICSA

Scott Brooker


The judges were impressed by Scott’s impact on his department and the fact that, after only two years, he is perceived to be demonstrating many of the skills that a top company secretary needs.

Described by his Deputy Company Secretary as ‘one of the most exceptional talents I have been privileged to see and nurture at an early stage of their careers,’ Scott is described as ‘like a sponge, absorbing all new technical information imparted to him and translating it into pragmatic applications.’

The judges were impressed by Scott’s ability at such an early stage of his career to take on project work and additional responsibilities, as well as being asked to mentor new members of staff.

All the winners and further information can be found on the ICSA website.