Board Leadership, Culture and Ethics: A Blueprint for Governance Excellence and Effective Directorship

Programme Overview

Do you run a progressive board? How does your board get things done? What tone does your board set for the organisation? Are ethical issues frankly and openly discussed? Are ethical considerations given to board decision making? These are critical questions that border on board leadership, culture and ethics. Although “board leadership” has many facets, but one commonality with the term has to do with who leads the board. The personality of the person who leads the board and his or her relationship with the organisation’s stakeholders play crucial role in the success of the organisation. With this in mind, two critical questions come to play. Is the right chairman running the board? Is the right CEO running the organisation’s business operations? Culture and ethics are key ingredients to embed board ethical and effective leadership.


Programme Objective

To provide robust, comprehensive and deep insights into key issues that boards are about: leadership, culture and ethics. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:

  • Learn key terms related to board governance
  • Explore the changing world of board governance
  • Appreciate the importance of board governance
  • Answer three critical questions progressive boards are normally confronted with; which relate to CEO’s appointment, robust succession planning and right strategy
  • Provide answers to the question of why boards exist
  • Gain insight into the world of board leadership and the challenge of board leadership
  • Learn about destructive directors
  • Discover how to communicate effectively with key organisational stakeholders
  • Understand the concept of board culture
  • Explore the concept of corporate ethical culture and the tone from the board

Programme Coverage

  • Board governance and the changing world of board governance
  • Three critical questions that all progressive boards must ask
  • Why do boards exist?
  • Board leadership and the challenge of board leadership
  • The challenge of the destructive director and an effective dissenter
  • The power of collective wisdom
  • Board culture and the four distinct layers of board culture
  • The three elements of board culture and three toxic board culture
  • How leaders embed and transmit culture
  • Corporate ethical culture
  • Culture change and the four forms of board capital
  • Tools to support a friendly board culture
  • Case studies and discussions


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: 3-4 June and 16-17 December, 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