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. 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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Developing Great African Leaders

Key Details

Mode of Delivery: In-Person

Date: 20-22 February 2024 (2 Days)

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

Venue: Great Rift Valley Lodge

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