10 Principles of a Highly Effective Board

 Programme Overview

Governance is only as good as the sum total of policies, systems, rules, relationship, processes and leadership operating within an organisation. The board is a crucial element within an organisation’s governance framework. This dynamics though not a one- size-fits-all solution for effective governance but the 10 Principles of a highly effective board, represent a leading practice collection of sound corporate governance guidance for profit, not-for-profit and forward-thinking public sector organisations.

This highly interactive, compressed and intense two-day programme provides board members and aspiring board members with the practical guidance on board governance.

Participants will learn through our blended learning approach, including presentation, case studies, role plays, insights from a member of a well-functioning board and theoretical and empirical research on board governance.

Programme Objectives

To provide a robust, comprehensive and leading practice principles and guidance on board governance. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:

   Define roles and objectives of the board
   Examine board purpose and strategies
   Explore board composition in terms of skills, knowledge, experience, tenure, size, diversity and succession planning
   Learn what board effectiveness means
   Appreciate the role of the board regarding risk governance and oversight
   Define organisational performance in terms of key financial performance indicators and non-financial indicators
   Dig deeper into governance areas such as culture and ethics, CEO’s selection and appointment, board evaluation and appropriate and timely information
   Gain insights into the concept of board engagement, including engagement with shareholders and institutional investors.


We are first a research company, and everything we do, be it training or consulting, is based on research we have conducted ourselves or those conducted by others. So, we do not just train on the basis of emotions. Our training programmes are based on strong theoretical and empirical findings. These findings allow us to provide our programmes’ participants up to date perspective on areas of interest.

In addition, we are locals and we understand the business environment. We have a good blend of both consulting and real-world day-to-day practical business experience in Nigeria. We have folded our sleeves before and we can fold it for you. Indeed, we are not just trainers and facilitators, we have a good understanding of how things are done in practice in Nigeria. We pride ourselves to be subject matter experts (SMEs) in the areas we train on. If we cannot provide contemporary insights and in-depth knowledge on a particular subject area, then we would say it from the outset.

Furthermore, we have developed our competencies in a lot of areas and we can be a one-stop shop for your organisation in terms of consulting, training and research (qualitative or quantitative) in the areas of leadership, governance, strategy, change management, risk management, compliance, AML/CFT (for financial institution), ethics, team functionality, emotional intelligence, legendary customer service, internal control and standard operating procedures (SOPs) development. We also go out of our way to adopt the best model for each training programme we offer and we are even ready to go “Down Under” (Australia) if that is where we will find the best model. Aut Optimum Aut Nihil; this Latin maxim is not just a philosophy to us, we live it.

Finally, we have few partner firms in South Africa that we can occasionally collaborate with in areas where we need additional capacity.

Why Attend This Programme?

This programme gives board members and aspiring board members opportunity to learn leading practice principles and guidance on board governance.

With this programme, you will benefit from:

   Condensed, 2-day principles of highly effective board training
   Proven tools, templates and guidance for building an effective board
   Real-world examples and suggestions for dealing with board governance issues
   Out-of-the-Office focus on “10 Principles of a Highly Effective Board” – away from distractions, phone calls, meetings and other interruptions

Lagos, Nigeria
24 – 25 June 2019

Fee (exclusive of tax)
– ₦219,999.50 (US$1,264.51 for foreign participants)