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Leading the board of directors is a major challenge, requiring great wisdom and sensitivity. This programme is aimed  at Chairpersons – those asked to provide leadership, guidance and oversight to the essential organ of corporate governance, the Board of Directors. Those who have led boards know it is a role that requires a delicate touch as well as a firm hand.

Leading boards is quite unlike leading other teams: meetings are infrequent, limiting the opportunities for bonding; the routines are often stilted and rigid; and fellow directors are all accomplished individuals, leaders in their own right. Doing the chairperson’s job well rarely brings personal credit, as that is usually shared between the board and management; doing it badly, however, can lead to a dramatic loss of reputation as the leader of the board tends to shoulder most of the blame.

In addition, a good board chair must perform a wide range of activities, including running board meetings, guaranteeing statutory compliance, handling interpersonal issues, maintaining the focus on high-level issues, watching the ethics, to managing one’s own succession and that of fellow directors and senior officers.

How does one pull off this most demanding of roles – ‘being first among equals’ and ‘leading the leaders’?

LEADING THE BOARD will collect a small, select group of chairpersons every year to answer this question. We will share knowledge, experiences and wisdom in order to help each other chair our current and future boards better.


Leading the Board Programme - Uganda - Registration of Interest Form

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the role of chairperson
  • The key responsibilities of board leadership
  • Wisdom from those who have done it well – case studies in leading boards
  • The top issues that every chairperson must be on top of
  • The interpersonal dynamics of managing the board
  • The ‘wise chair’ – how to develop wisdom in leading the board
  • Chairing badly – common traps to avoid

For Who?

  • Leading the Board is most suitable for sitting chairpersons and vice-chairs of private and public-sector entities.
  • Directors who are close to ‘taking the reins’ of board leadership will also be considered.
  • A small, carefully selected group of participants will be assembled each year to provide a mix of experiences and contexts, and create lively and insightful debate.

Key Benefits

After attending the programme, participants will learn how to:

  • Validate your own experience against your peers and best international practice
  • Explore the nuances and subtleties of board leadership
  • Learn the tips and techniques of handling board members with ‘invisible skill’
  • Examine the leading issues that you must always focus on as a board leader
  • Restart your own personal journey towards high-impact board leadership

Programme Delivery

The programme utilises a combination of learning aids and approaches such as pre-reading materials, lectures, syndicate group discussions and peer group learning. A strong emphasis is laid on performance management concepts and on world-wide best practices which are applicable in the local and regional business environment.


For further details about the course and the application process, please contact Pricsillar on or call him on +256 312 170 030 (office) +256 782 061 530(cell).

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Key Details

Dates: 22nd – 23rd August 2019
Cost: USD 2,500

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