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.
After attending the programme, participants will learn how to:
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.
Dates: 22nd – 23rd August 2019
Cost: USD 2,500