Board Functionality: Leading Practice Guide for Enhancing Board Effectiveness and Improving Board Processes

Programme Overview

Organisations and the boards that govern them are facing increasingly complex challenges. These challenges range from the rapid increase in technological innovation, cyberattack and cybercrime to dealing with the changing face of regulation following the global financial crisis of 2008. To deal with these challenges, the need for an effective board of the highest quality has become even more important. In addition, there is a regulatory and investor appetite for governance renewal and accountability. The arms of regulators are stretching longer by the day and the intention is to hold boards vicariously responsible for their organisations’ losses and/or failures.

Programme Objective

To provide a robust, comprehensive, highly interactive and leading practice insights into the world of board functionality. By the end of the programme, each participant will be able to:

  • Explore the latest thinking on how board members can best make a leadership difference
  • Act as a guiding force on your board
  • Gain insights and proven strategies to build and lead boards more effectively
  • Understand the legal dues of directors, as well as the legal issues for directors
  • Explore director protection, evaluation, remuneration, selection, induction, training and development
  • Appreciate the importance of board processes
  • Have a deeper understanding of board meetings, board meeting agenda, board paper, board minutes and board calendar
  • Design effective board

Programme Coverage

  • The legal duties of directors
  • Other legal duties for directors
  • Director protection
  • Board evaluation, remuneration, selection, induction and development
  • The importance of board processes
  • Board meetings and board meeting agenda
  • Board papers and board minutes
  • The board calendar
  • Discussion of sample templates and guidance
  • Individual and group exercises, videos and case studies


Who Should Attend?

  • Board members
  • Aspiring board members
  • Company secretaries, deputy company secretaries and assistant company secretaries
  • Public sector organisations’ board members
  • Senior civil servants and leaders of not-for-profit organisations
  • Experienced leaders who want to revisit and revitalise their board leadership skills
  • C-Suite executives
  • Senior Management and top management executives
  • Top management executives

Duration: 2 days

Date: 21-22 January and 8-9 July, 2019

Programme fee: N237,999.50 (US$767.74 for foreign participants). Special 10% discount for groups of 4 or more.

Key benefits: Board governance knowledge expansion, programme materials and certificate of participation