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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.

This highly interactive, compressed and intense two-day programme provides participants with the opportunity to learn why boards exist, board leadership, board culture and the ethical role of the board. Participants will gain insights into the changing world of board governance and the challenge of board leadership.

Participants will learn through our blended learning approach, including presentations, case studies, role plays, insights from a board member on board leadership, board culture and board ethical consideration.

Programme Objectives

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, including shareholders and institutional investors
   Understand the concept of board culture
   Explore the concept of corporate ethical culture and the tone from the board
   Discuss board dynamics and board decision-making
   Learn about the power of a board’s collective wisdom
   Understand how board members and organisational leaders embed and transmit culture

Why LeishTon Academy?

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 perspectives 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, service excellence, 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 you the opportunity to learn and refresh your learning on board leadership, board culture and board ethical considerations. You will also learn about the changing world of board governance and the challenge of board leadership.

With this programme, you will benefit from:

   Condensed, 3-day board leadership, culture and ethics training
   Proven leading practice approaches to embedding the right ethical culture
   Real-world strategies to deal with issues relating to board leadership, culture and ethics
   Effective leadership grounded and board-governance-proven approaches to creating a healthy board culture and effective    ethical leadership
   Out-of-the-office focus on board leadership, culture and ethics – away from distractions, phone calls, meetings and other    interruptions

Accra, Ghana
20 – 22 June, 2018

Lagos, Nigeria
03 – 05 October, 2018

Fee (exclusive of taxes)
(US$1,535.48 for foreign participants)