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GCC BDI Director Development Programme
The GCC BDI Director Development Programme provides a structured road map for professional director development, tailored for GCC directors.
The programme has three levels of qualification:
1. The World of Directorship - Certificate in Board Directorship
2. Mastering the Boardroom - Diploma in Board Directorship
3. Chartered Director
What is a Certified Director (Cert.Dir)?
The Certified Director (Cert.Dir.) is a professional designation conferred by the GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI)
The designation is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed the relevant training programme and a multiple choice questions based assessment. The training programme is based on GCC BDI’s Board Director Competency Framework.
The World of Directorship – Certificate in Board Directorship was launched in January 2019.
The other qualification levels will follow in 2020 and 2021.
The World of Directorship – Certificate in Board Directorship provides participants with the knowledge and understanding to fulfill their role as board directors. It consists of four modules:
Module 1: Corporate Governance Essentials
Module 2: The Effective Director
Module 3: The Effective Board
Module 4: Board Finance, Accounting, and Corporate Reporting
It also includes an optional assessment for those participants pursuing a certificate award that contains a multiple-choice examination.
Participants can attend one, two, three or all four modules, but to be certified they must attend all four modules and pass the final assessment.
You can choose from two course delivery options:
: Join our live online interactive programme
In all cases, whether you choose an online module or a classroom module, the programmes are delivered live by the faculty and each day is a full 8-hour day.
The Financial Academy is the Awarding Body for all our Certification Programmes and exams will either be held online or at the Financial Academy examination centres, depending on whether you choose the online module or the classroom module.
Traditional Workshop Fees
Online Workshop Fees
Non-Member: USD 4200 per person
Non-Member: USD 3780 per person
All prices exclude VAT or any other applicable taxes. Pre-payment is required for all participants.
Participants wishing to pre-purchase all four workshops are entitled to a 25% discount.
The assessment fee is an additional USD 300 for those who wish to take the optional assessment.
Companies wishing to run a tailored in-house certification programme for their directors should contact us for more information.
Achieving the award of The World of Directorship - Certificate in Board Directorship
means that a director has demonstrated an internationally accepted level of understanding of corporate governance, the role of the board and the director, strategy, risk, ethics, accounting, finance, control and corporate
A director that has attained the award of The World of Directorship - Certificate in Board Directorship, is equipped to make a valuable contribution to any board based upon increased knowledge and confidence.
It offers a clear course structure and development path, leading ultimately to Chartered Directorship.
It validates that an individual has the core knowledge and awareness that is necessary to function effectively as a director. The regulators are increasingly requiring board directors to demonstrate they have undertaken professional development.
Through attaining the designation, you signal to the market place that you are ready to serve as a director. Companies appointing directors on to subsidiary or joint venture boards are increasingly recognising the value that board directors can provide to their organisations and want to ensure their appointees have the right knowledge and skills.
Certification enables directors to demonstrate their commitment to professional development and to benchmark their own knowledge and skills against clearly established standards of good governance practice.
Being a Certified Director provides you with the confidence as an aspirant or a less experienced director, as well as providing the market place with assurance of your ability and competence.
The professional designation raises your profile as an aspirant or less experienced director and sets you apart amongst your peers. We will publish the list of Certified Directors on our website. You are entitled to use the designation Cert.Dir. (GCCBDI) after your name.
Provides GCC-relevant content and details of local regulations and incorporates regional aspects in course content as well as using global case studies.
GCC BDI Membership
All participants in GCC BDI workshops are eligible for free membership as an Associate member of GCC BDI. Membership benefits include: entitlement to the designation as a member of a professional institute of board directors, copies of our publications, continuing professional development (CPD) points for attending presentations and workshops, and invitations to certain of our GCC BDI events. For more information on GCC BDI membership, please see our website.
Why GCC BDI?