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.

This highly interactive, compressed and intense three-day programme provides board members, aspiring board members, C-Suite executives, top management staff and leaders of not-for-profit organisations with a toolkit of boardroom best practices, comprehensive frameworks and templates for handling emerging and existing boardroom issues that will shape the future of your organisation.

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

Participants will also gain what they need to guide and support their executive leadership team around the crucial issues of remuneration, evaluation, selection, succession, development and induction/orientation.

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Programme Objectives

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 duties 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


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?

The programme gives board members and aspiring board members the opportunity to gain leading practice guide for enhancing board effectiveness and improving board processes.

With this programme, you will benefit from:

    Condensed, 2-day board functionality training
    Proven strategies, tools, templates and frameworks for improving board effectiveness and processes
    Real-world examples and suggestions for dealing with board effectiveness and board processes issues.
    Out-of-the-office focus on Board Functionality – away from distractions, phone calls, meetings and other interruptions

Lagos, Nigeria
21-22 January, 2021, 

08-09 July, 2021

Fee (exclusive of tax) 
(US$1, 216.67 for foreign participants)