Upcoming Events

November

06 November 2017

The World of Directorship - Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
06 November 2017 - 08 November 2017
Venue: Mc Kinsey - Sapphire Room, Building 6
CPD Points: 24
Price (Members): 3600 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4000 USD

Description:
Do you want to become a more effective director?

Do you want to gain greater understanding of the duties and roles of a director?

Would you like to immediately improve your board performance and decision making?

Do you want to make a long lasting impact on your development as a director or aspiring director?
This 3 day program is designed to provide aspiring and new directors with an overview and update of the principles and concepts underpinning corporate governance and the duties and responsibilities of directors.

Discussions are focused on the importance of corporate governance, the frameworks and models that can be used to implement the practices and the duties and responsibilities of directors in executing sound governance practice.

Who Should Attend?
This 3 day program is designed to provide aspiring and new directors with an overview and update of the principles and concepts underpinning corporate governance and the duties and responsibilities of directors. It is also suitable for Board Secretaries and C Suite Executives who sit on a Board or who report to the Board.

Facilitators:
Dr Chris Pierce


Dr Pierce is 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. Prior to becoming CEO, he 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 Chris 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 occassions in Egypt and Jordan.















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09 November 2017

The Effective Board Secretary- Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
09 November 2017 - 09 November 2017
Venue: Burj Daman Building, DIFC
CPD Points: 8
Price (Members): 2000 USD
Price (Non-Members): 2200 USD

Description:
In an era where meaningful innovation is needed in the field of governance, it is time to begin the effort to review and enhance the role of Board Secretary. This role has the potential to greatly impact the quality and application of good corporate governance and enhance the organization’s ability to carry out their vital missions.

The Board, particularly the Chairman, relies on the board secretary to advise them not only on directors’ statutory duties under the law, disclosure obligations and listing rule requirements but also corporate governance requirements and practices and effective board processes. This specialized role of the modern board secretary has emerged to position them as one of the key governance professionals within the organization. As board members are required to spend more time on the exercise of their duties, it is even more important that their time is spent on the most value-adding activities. A Board Secretary professionalizes the interactions among board members and ensures that the board remains focused on crucial issues. It is a professional role that requires professional skills.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE
This 1 day interactive workshop has been designed for experienced board secretaries wishing to keep up to date with the latest best practices and for new board secretaries wishing to improve their knowledge and skills. This one-day session offers a comprehensive overview of the administrative and statutory duties of the Board Secretary as follows:
 Overview of the administrative and statutory duties of the Board Secretary
 Corporate Governance duties
 Compliance responsibilities
 Effective Board Meetings
 Director Induction, Board Evaluation and Director Evaluation

Facilitators:
Dr Chris Pierce


Dr Pierce is the CEO of Global Governance Services Ltd, a Chartered Board Secretary and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He works with policy makers, directors and boards in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the US and South America. He was previously 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. Dr Pierce has written many books that including 2012: “Corporate Governance in the Gulf”. 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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12 November 2017 - 13 November 2017

Foundations of Directorship - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
12 November 2017 - 13 November 2017
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3600 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4000 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.

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14 November 2017 - 15 November 2017

Mastering the Boardroom - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
14 November 2017 - 15 November 2017
Venue: RIYADH
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3600 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4000 USD

Description:
Mastering the Boardroom

Mastering the Boardroom is specifically designed for more seasoned board members with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, who have already completed the Foundations of Directorship workshop, and who are seeking to further develop their knowledge and professional development, and who can enrich the sessions by sharing their experiences with their peers. This workshop will focus on 4 key areas of effectiveness for high-performing boards:

1: The Role of the Chairman
2: Strategy
3: Risk Management
4: Succession Planning

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28 November 2017

Risk Prevention, Crisis Management and Communications - Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
28 November 2017 - 29 April 2017
Venue: Burj Daman Building, DIFC
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3600 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4000 USD

Description:
Expect the unexpected and plan before a crisis happens
Crises are becoming part of everyday life, so we need to be prepared to deal with them.

This workshop is for Board Directors and C Suite Executives who have the liability and responsibility of the safety and security of their employees and customers, as well as the assets and the reputation of the organization. In a crisis, it is the CEO and the Board Directors who face the media so learning how to manage crisis communications and being prepared are critical.

This 2 day interactive workshop will cover:

Day 1
• The essence of Risk Mitigation and Crisis Management
• The 4 Phases of Crisis Management
• Brainstorming Session – Establishing potential risks for the region and/or company
• Media and Information Management
• Case Study: Managing Crisis
• Reputation Management

Day 2
• Crisis as marketing tool
• Innovational Thinking
• Simulation Exercise – Crisis in happy Land or in the “ We-can-do” company
• What else can go wrong?
• Back to the Future

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is suitable for senior board directors, board secretaries or C Suite Executives who sit on a Board or a Board Committee, the Senior Executives who have responsibility for the safety and security of employees and customers, as well as the assets and the reputation of the organization.

Facilitators:
Dr. Bert van Walbeek


Dr. Bert van Walbeek has been an Hotelier for 45 years and Marketer of Tourism for 35 years, a Motivator and a Master of Disaster since 25 years and a lecturer for 15 years He is actively advocating pro-active risk reduction and re-active crisis management as well as the need for rapid recovery support planning on all levels, from vocational employees to leading executives and from Destination Marketing Organizations & Authorities to International Headquarters. He is also well-know as a speaker at many industrial and academic conferences and seminars, where his motivational and humorous manner of presentation were an inspiration for executives of like UNWTO, PATA, APEC and WTI . He is a renowned guest lecturer at Universities in China, Bangkok, Germany, Macau, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the United Kingdom He created the crisis awareness brochure “ Expect the Unexpected “ , various educational & training modules on Risk Reduction and Recovery Management and co-authored with Dr. David Beirman the PATA publication “ Bounce Back “. His company, The Winning Edge, is presently handling Crisis Prevention and Recovery Management projects in Bahrain, China (PRC), Taiwan, Macau (SAR), Mauritius and, of course, Thailand.















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December

06 December 2017 - 07 December 2017

Mastering the Boardroom - Manama, Bahrain
Open Workshop
06 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
Venue: Investcorp Building
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3600 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4000 USD

Description:
Mastering the Boardroom

Mastering the Boardroom is specifically designed for more seasoned board members with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, who have already completed the Foundations of Directorship workshop, and who are seeking to further develop their knowledge and professional development, and who can enrich the sessions by sharing their experiences with their peers.

This workshop will focus on 4 key areas of effectiveness for high-performing boards:

1: The Role of the Chairman
2: Strategy
3: Risk Management
4: Succession Planning

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January

30 January 2018 - 31 January 2018

Getting the Best Out of Board Committees - Dubai, UAE
Board Evaluation
30 January 2018 - 31 January 2018
Venue: Dubai, UAE
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 2 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 Committee
• How the Committee reports to the Board
• Should 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.

Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats - please ask us for more information.


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, Executive Director, GCC Board Directors Institute. Jane has over 10 years of experience in Corporate Governance and is an accredited Corporate Governance trainer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and an accredited trainer with the Ethics Institute of South Africa, 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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