Certified Board Directors Workshop - The Effective Board
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Certified Board Directors Workshop - The Effective Board

This module explores the role of the board in formulating and implementing strategy and managing enterprise risk.

Non-member- USD 3,780
Associate- USD 3,591
Member- USD 3,321
Fellow- USD 2,871

Rates above are exclusive of VAT and effective as at 17 May 2020
Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats - please ask us for more information.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/16/2020 to 11/17/2020
When: 16 - 17 November 2020
10 am - 6 pm KSA time
Contact: Noor Barghouthi
00971 (0)4 5547967

Online registration is available until: 9/13/2020
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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.

The topics that this module will cover include:

- 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

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

- The contents of a code of ethics
- Monitoring ethical practices

 Workshop Details:
Date: 16-17 November 2020
Location: Online
Facilitator: Dr. Chris Pierce, GCC BDI External Associate

About the Facilitator:
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.

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 .


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 organization; and have basic English literacy.

Workshop fees
Price per person for two day workshop:

Non-member- USD 3,780
Associate- USD 3,591
Member- USD 3,321
Fellow- USD 2,871


The Workshop of Directorship
This workshop is one of 4 modules which together form “The World of Directorship

Certificate in Board Directorship”. This programme encompasses the core knowledge and awareness that is necessary to function effectively as a director and covers:

  • An in-depth view of the role, responsibilities and legal duties of an effective director;
  • An understanding of the characteristics of an effective board and board roles;
  • The issues and processes associated with formulating strategic and business plans and achieving strategic leadership. Sound knowledge of accounting, financial and risk terms and concepts; and
  • An in-depth perspective of the accounting, finance, control and corporate reporting functions.

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