Introduction To The Effective Director Programme

Introduction

Thank you for taking interest in this programme. Being a board director was once an easy role to play in the twilight of one’s career.

Modern directorships are not to be taken lightly, but they often are. It is a job without a description, a journey without an orientation. These days it is a position undergoing intense scrutiny and change with great demands attached.

At the end of the day, members of the board of directors carry the final responsibility for the success or failure of the organisation.

The board of directors is a critical instrument of governance and plays a key role in economic development in both the public and private sectors.

Research shows that the board effectiveness is dependent on a variety of factors: the orientation of new board members, procedures for board training and development, board room discussion and participation, formal board member appraisal, remuneration of board members and timeliness in making decisions.

Ideally, a board should comprise good ethical leaders who are mentally aggressive, value time, are intrinsically motivated and open to regular evaluation as a tool for improvement.

The Effective Director’s Programme (TED) is a path-breaking programme that covers the work of the board and seeks to add value to the contribution of individual directors. The programme is designed to address these and other contemporary paramount issues in boards.

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Programme Objectives

The programme aims to impart participants with a strong understanding of the directorship role, the skills he or she must bring into play and the styles and nuances of their behaviour on boards.

The programme will concentrate on board best practice and the structure and nature of modern progressive boards. Moreover, it will focus on how individual directors add real value to boards and how to enhance their contributions. It also aims to provide a refreshing, lively and interactive forum for genuine learning about this most important of positions.

Programme Delivery

This two-and-a-half-day non-residential programme utilises a combination of learning aids and approaches such as pre-reading materials, lectures, syndicate group discussions and peer group learning.

The programme provides a refreshing, lively and interactive forum for genuine learning about this most important of positions.

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Developing Great African Leaders

For more information or application, please contact

Shadrack Mwangangi via email on smwangangi@strathmore.edu / eeopenprograms@strathmore.edu or

call her on +254 (0) 703 034 543 (Tel) / +254 (0) 728 983 306 (Cell).

Admission Requirements

Admission to this exclusive programme is based on professional achievement, demonstrated leadership, organisational responsibility and the candidate’s potential for future contribution to the economy.

Consideration is confined to current members of the board of directors, and to those likely to enter the board soon.


Payment is expected upon admission.
Participant Profile
  • Directors of publicly listed corporations
  • Directors of private companies
  • Directors of government-owned enterprises
  • Directors of not-for-profit organisations
  • Owners of fast-growing enterprises seeking to build boards of directors in their organisations
Key Focus Areas
  • Governance in Africa
  • Board structures and processes
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Board dynamics based on leadership style
  • Financial oversight – the heart of the board’s work
  • The Individual Director – how to add value
  • Teamwork and relationships on boards
  • When it all goes wrong – the Board in Crisis
  • Critical issues facing boards today
  • Summary and conclusions – an interactive discussion
Programme Benefits
By the end of the programme, you should be able to have:
  • An appreciation of how boards have evolved in recent years, and of the responsibility board membership carries
  • A clear understanding of board best practice, and the structure and nature of modern progressive boards
  • A critical assessment of how individual directors add real value to boards, and how to enhance your contribution
  • Recognition of the range of challenges directors must address, and how to manage them
  • Fruitful interaction and networking amongst a high-powered peer group
Faculty
The programme is delivered by a high-powered faculty team consisting of East African governance thought leaders.

As a result, classroom discussions provide conceptual frameworks for effective decision making, along with practical tools for real-life implementation.