Introduction

Leading board of directors in the public sector is a role that calls for tact, great wisdom and sensitivity. The leader will need delicate and tough hands to navigate mixed and sometimes conflicting interests and contractual responsibilities else there is dramatic loss of reputation and stability as the leader shoulders the blame.

Target Participants

Exclusive to Board Chairs.

Programme Benefits

The program equips the holder of this peculiar role to play an oversight in the board, learn to take strengths and capabilities of various directors whilst focusing on their own personal success journey. The program will also draw from peers to learn and compare experiences as they explore nuances and subtleties of board leadership.

Programme Objectives

This program is unique to Chairs of Public Boards where the expectations of State Corporations differ from those of the private sector. Governance, rigor, compliance to set rules, policies and procedures set the fabric upon which the role of a Board chair is woven.

Programme Delivery

The programme heavily employs the case methodology as a learning technique and peer learning.

Topics Covered

  • Understating the role of chairperson in public sector
  • Gain wisdom from those previous board chairs.
  • Key issues that every chairperson aware of.
  • The interpersonal dynamics of managing boards.
  • The “wise chair”- develop your wisdom in leading boards.
  • Chairing Badly- How not to chair the public sector Boards.

Key Faculty

Dr. Fredrick Ogola

Dr. Ogola is the Academic Director MBA programme and Director of the Institute of strategy and competitiveness.

He is also a Senior Lecturer of strategy and decision making at Strathmore University Business School (SBS). He is an international faculty member with IESE Business School, Spain (Leading Executive Education Business School in the world) and St Gallen University (Best University in German-speaking Europe).

He has trained several boards including AMREF, Crystal Ventures (Rwanda), Trade and Development Bank, STIMA SACCO, Federation of Kenya Employers, Apex Porter Noveli and State Department Cooperatives among many others.

In addition, he has advised several Small Medium Enterprises in structuring their management processes and setting their government structures. Dr. Ogola holds a PhD and Master’s Degree in Management Science and Innovation with a focus on strategy and execution from ESADE Business School in Barcelona Spain (one of Europe’s top business school and ranked among the global top 25 in the 2019 Financial Times ranking).

Dr. Freshia Mugo – Waweru

Dr. Waweru earned her PhD in International Finance (Derivatives Markets) from Sogang University in Seoul (South Korea), a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting) from Kenyatta University.

She is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

In April 2015, Dr. Waweru was appointed as a member of the Anti – Money Laundering Board where she was a member of the Finance Committee and the Chair of the HR Committee.

In October 2015, she was appointed as a member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Derivatives Risk Management Committee. In May 2018, Dr. Waweru was appointed as a member of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Board.

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Key Details


Date: 23-25  (3 Days) February 2022

Cost: Kshs. 335,000 (Caters for accommodation but exclusive of transport)

Venue: Great Rift Valley Lodge

Mode of Delivery: In-Person


For more information on the programme contact us on eepolicy@strathmore.edu or call +254 703 034 580 (Tel) / +254 729 658 101 (Cell).