Upcoming Events

January

29 January 2019 - 30 January 2019

Understanding Board Committees - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
29 January 2019 - 30 January 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
For a Board of Directors to do its work effectively, it is necessary that members understand their individual responsibilities and that the board organizes itself to perform the necessary tasks effectively. Board committees constitute an important element of this governance process and should be established with clearly agreed reporting procedures and a written scope of authority.

This two day interactive workshop will cover:
What is required by regulation and codes
Setting up board committees
Composition of the committees
Objectives, purpose and activities
Powers and lifespan of the committees
How the committee reports to the board
Whether the committees be evaluated?
Does sitting on a committee mean extra legal liability?

And we will look at the specific roles and responsibilities of the:
Audit Committee
Risk Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee
Executive Committee, Advisory Committee and others

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for senior board directors, board secretaries or C-suite executives who sit on a board or who report to the board.


Facilitators:
Sharon Ditchburn


Sharon Ditchburn is the Founder and Managing Director of Capital Advantage. She is a Chartered Secretary (ICSA/GIA), a Certified Practicing Accountant, Lawyer and has an MBA specializing in Corporate Governance. She is certified by the IFC/World Bank to deliver Director Development programs globally. Sharon has wide ranging experience at Board and Senior Management including public and private companies in Australia, GCC and Africa.
Jane Valls


Jane Valls is the Executive Director, GCC Board Directors Institute. Jane has over 18 years of experience in corporate governance and is an accredited corporate governance trainer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, and an accredited trainer with The Ethics Institute, as well as being a Certified Ethics Officer. She was the first Chairperson of the African Corporate Governance Network from 2013-2015, a network which she helped to found, bringing together 17 institutes of directors from across the African continent. Jane has held senior positions and directorships in a wide range of business sectors with leading companies including British Airways, Sun International and The Rogers Group as well as running her own management and training consultancy.












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February

27 February 2019 - 28 February 2019

Risk Management Essentials for Board Directors - Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
27 February 2019 - 28 February 2019
Venue: Dubai
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
In the wake of the financial crisis, most risk governance frameworks have proved inadequate for the task. Companies are now required to strengthen their boards and broaden board representation.  At the same time board directors must adapt to the extensive changes to both their regulatory responsibilities and their personal liabilities. The role of the board of directors in enterprise-wide risk oversight has become increasingly challenging as expectations from all stakeholders are at an all-time high.

Risk is a pervasive part of everyday business and organisational strategy, but the complexity of business transactions, technological advances, globalisation, the speed of product cycles, and the overall pace of change have increased the volume and complexities of risks facing organisations over the last decade. Boards have a difficult task in overseeing the management of increasingly complex and interconnected risks that have the potential to devastate organisations overnight. At the same time, boards and other market participants are under greater scrutiny with increased focus on the effectiveness of board risk oversight practices.

This 2 day workshop will be highly interactive with case studies and board activities. It will cover:

Risk Management and Corporate Governance
What is required by regulation and codes
The role of the board v management in overseeing risk
Common global risk standards
Risk appetite and strategy
Risk management best practices
Risk Prevention and Crisis Management
Risk identification, assessment, evaluation,
monitoring and controls
The 3 Lines of Defense
The Audit and Risk Committee and Internal Audit
Risk reporting to the Board
Anticipating the Unknown
Cyber Security

Who should attend?
This workshop is suitable for senior board directors, board secretaries or C-suite Executives who sit on a Board or who report to the Board.

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March

17 March 2019

Certified Board Secretaries Programme - "The Board Secretary Role- Board Members"
Open Workshop
17 March 2019 - 21 March 2019
Venue: Manama
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 4950 USD
Price (Non-Members): 5500 USD

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Facilitators:
Alison Dillon Kibirige


Mrs. Alison Dillon Kibirige is a global expert on corporate governance (Governance, Ethics, CSR and Risk Management). She is the Founding Director of AMDK Consultancy & Training Services Limited (AMDK), a business she set up in early 2007, which focuses on improving corporate governance practices in all sectors (private, public and not-for-profit) globally. Her work at AMDK has taken her throughout Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. Alison has served as a member of Boards, Committees and industry working groups since the early 1980s. She is a member of the UKRIAT Committee, Qualifications Committee and of ICSA’s International Professional Standards Committee, company secretary of aBi Trust and aBi Finance Limited and a Director of the Leadership Team Uganda Ltd. Alison is the former Chair of ICSA Uganda. Alison has worked for the IFC/Global Corporate Governance Forum on projects in Indonesia, Mongolia, Zambia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Malawi. She has developed a series of workshops for IFC for corporate secretaries in developing and emerging markets, Directors of Banks in Nigeria and for SME Governance. Alison has also worked for the African Peer Review (APRM) in Uganda and at the APRM Secretariat in South Africa reviewing the Corporate Governance portion of the APRM Country Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Alison has worked globally for over 25 years as a company secretary, previously as Secretary to the main Boards of Unilever and Barclays in London. She has also set up and worked as a Director in several SMEs Alison has also been involved in numerous consultations with governments, regulators and industry and professional bodies in Africa, Europe and the US. She is a Fellow of ICSA and a UK solicitor. Alison was awarded the 2013 ICSA President’s Medal for Meritorious Service, the inaugural ICSA Company Secretary of the Year award in 2005 and has also won awards globally for her work with shareholders.















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19 March 2019

GCC BDI Networking Event
Networking Dinner
19 March 2019 - 19 March 2019
Venue: Manama
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

Description:
You are cordially invited to GCC BDI’s exclusive first
member’s networking event of 2019, kindly sponsored by Al Tamimi & Co.


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Al Tamimi & Co.

April

09 April 2019 - 10 April 2019

Foundations of Directorship - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
09 April 2019 - 10 April 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
OVERVIEW:
The Foundations of Directorship is a 2-day workshop which deals with contemporary issues and challenges that typically face GCC boards today. Through discussions and pragmatic experience-sharing, facilitators and participants explore and analyse potential solutions, tools and effective practices.

OBJECTIVES:
- The workshop addresses two of the primary objectives of the GCC Board Director Institute:
- To help build board member effectiveness and capabilities through the sharing of best practices and experiences;
- To create a regional network of board members by providing venues and opportunities to network between regional board members, professional advisors and senior executives.

This interactive workshop is built around the six pillars of Board Effectiveness.
1. Board composition and directors’ capabilities
2. Director duties and responsibilities
3. Board structure, processes and protocols
4. Delivery on roles of the board
5. Effective board dynamics
6. Board review and renewal

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for board directors with a minimum of 3 years experience but also for seasoned directors wanting to update themselves on the latest trends for boards.

Please note that effective from 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all workshops in UAE and KSA.

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29 April 2019 - 30 April 2019

Certified Board Directors - Corporate Governance Essentials - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
29 April 2019 - 30 April 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

Description:
Overview

This part of “The World of Directorship - Certificate in Board Directorship” explores the role of the board in formulating and implementing strategy and managing enterprise risk. The course includes the evaluation of the executive directors’ performance as well as business ethics.

Strategy
The board’s role in the governance of a company’s strategy
Strategy formulation, development and decision making to include: purpose, vision, values and culture, business environment and strategic analysis, strategic decision making
Evaluating strategy delivery to include: key performance indicators and organisational performance benchmarking

Risk
The nature of risk and the board’s role in risk management
Risk appetite and risk tolerance
Identification of risks to include IT security
Risk assessment mapping and risk response and monitoring
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning

Remuneration
Remuneration policy
Evaluating executive directors’ performance and determining executive directors’ remuneration
Remuneration committee best practices
Remuneration disclosure

Ethics
The contents of a code of ethics
Monitoring ethical practices


Who should attend?

This workshop is designed to meet the development needs of existing, new and aspiring members of Boards of Directors and Board Committees, as well as the needs of advisors and senior executives who report to the board or board committees and who are interested in expanding their knowledge of corporate governance. In addition, professional executives, for example from the media, judiciary, legal, accounting, finance and banking sectors, with an interest in corporate governance may find the course to be relevant and useful.

Participants are required to currently hold or recently (within the preceding 3 years) have held either a director seat or a senior management position within an organisation; and have basic English literacy.


Facilitators:
Dr Chris Pierce


Dr Pierce is a senior GCC BDI external associate and the CEO of Global Governance Services Ltd. He works with policy makers, directors and boards in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the US and South America. Previously, Dr Pierce was the Director of Professional Standards and Development at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK. He has also held senior management positions in the Overseas Development Administration, British Airways and Leeds Business School. Over the last fifteen years Dr Pierce has worked as an advisor to the boards of many of the largest listed companies, banks, sovereign wealth funds, stock exchanges and financial institutions around the World. He has chaired the World Bank Corporate Governance Code Development Workshops for the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) on a number of occasions in Egypt and Jordan. In 2014 he was awarded the Bertin Medal in Sweden by the International Academy for Quality for his contribution to Corporate Governance worldwide over the last decade.















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July

03 July 2019

How to be an Effective Chairman - London, UK
Open Workshop
03 July 2019 - 03 July 2019
Venue: London
CPD Points: 8
Price (Members): 2500 USD
Price (Non-Members): 2750 USD

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31 July 2019 - 01 August 2019

Finance for Non-Finance Directors - Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
31 July 2019 - 01 August 2019
Venue: Dubai
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
The aim of this course is to equip board directors and c-suite executives who have a good basic knowledge of finance with further tools and skills so that they may contribute more meaningfully to discussions and decisions when finance items are on the agenda.

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September

15 September 2019

Certified Board Secretaries Programme - The Board Secretary Role - Shareholders & Other Shareholders
Open Workshop
15 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
Venue: Manama
CPD Points: 1
Price (Members): 4950 USD
Price (Non-Members): 5500 USD

Description:
Board secretaries have an important role to play as governance professionals in all types of organisations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Governance is more than just complying with laws, regulations, standards, and codes; it is also about creating cultures of good practice. This means that board secretaries need more than the technical skills and experience to know what corporate governance practices are needed in an organisation and why.

They also need the emotional intelligence, skills, and experience to ensure that they know how the practices typically would be implemented to work effectively. The modern board secretary provides professional guidance to shareholders, boards, individual directors, management, and other stakeholders on the governance aspects of strategic decisions.

Who Should Attend?
Appointed and aspiring board secretaries, company secretaries and governance professionals.
Anyone involved in company law and regulatory compliance.
Anyone seeking a better understanding of the role of the board secretary who has responsibility for corporate governance practices and interaction with the board.

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24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

Certified Board Directors - The Effective Director - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

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October

08 October 2019 - 09 October 2019

Foundations of Directorship - Dhahran, KSA
Open Workshop
08 October 2019 - 09 October 2019
Venue: Dhahran
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
OVERVIEW:
The Foundations of Directorship is a 2-day workshop which deals with contemporary issues and challenges that typically face GCC boards today. Through discussions and pragmatic experience-sharing, facilitators and participants explore and analyse potential solutions, tools and effective practices.

OBJECTIVES:
- The workshop addresses two of the primary objectives of the GCC Board Director Institute:
- To help build board member effectiveness and capabilities through the sharing of best practices and experiences;
- To create a regional network of board members by providing venues and opportunities to network between regional board members, professional advisors and senior executives.

This interactive workshop is built around the six pillars of Board Effectiveness.
1. Board composition and directors’ capabilities
2. Director duties and responsibilities
3. Board structure, processes and protocols
4. Delivery on roles of the board
5. Effective board dynamics
6. Board review and renewal

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for board directors with a minimum of 3 years experience but also for seasoned directors wanting to update themselves on the latest trends for boards.

Please note that effective from 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all workshops in UAE and KSA.

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November

05 November 2019 - 06 November 2019

Certified Board Directors - The Effective Board - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
05 November 2019 - 06 November 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

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December

11 December 2019 - 12 December 2019

Future Trends and Strategy - Manama, Bahrain
Open Workshop
11 December 2019 - 12 December 2019
Venue: Manama
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

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