High performing Boards are adept at monitoring changes in the governance needs and requirements of their companies, dealing with difficult issues, and selectively supporting and challenging their management teams.
The Board's selection and success in adopting governance styles, practices and actions is highly contingent on the company or entity's maturity, development stage, crisis situations and future strategic plans.
Covering the range of entities from listed, government owned, family and not-for-profit businesses, the seminar is designed to create a forum for information sharing, discussion, debate and development of new thought processes and tools for the Board.
Delegates will progress through a Board lifecycle which is representative of a common Board or director's experience, from formation/renewal, performance, assessment and succession. Each section considers appropriate models, tools, practices and actual case studies which provide examples, provoke discussion and create awareness of broader issues.
Whilst it is expected that delegates have a broad knowledge of governance concepts, key governance models will be reviewed in light of local business and regulatory conditions and standards.
Who Should Attend
This Course is specifically designed for Chairmen, Board members, company owners, institutional shareholders, CEOs and senior management (legal, audit, accounting, compliance and risk), and governance professionals who are involved with and contributing to the formation and performance of Boards, committees and directors.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand key aspects and models affecting a Board's formation, evaluation and succession
- Discuss the range, duties and liabilities of individuals and groups' roles within Boards
- Analyse good and poor performing directors and Boards
- Deal with tension and dilemmas within the Board as positive and negative forces
- Effectively govern risk, leadership, performance, strategy and control
- Debate issues of family companies, state owned enterprises, nominee directors, etc.
Sharon Ditchburn is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and ICSA (UK), a Certified Practicing Accountant, and holds legal qualifications from Australia, as well as an MBA specialising in Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
Sharon has been registered as an Authorised Individual by the DFSA since 2007 with a wide range of regulated entities, including investment banks, brokerages, trust companies and wealth managers. Sharon also has wide-ranging experience at senior management level in Australia and the UAE in industries such as energy, mining, IT and banking. Since arriving in the UAE in 2003, she has worked with a wide range of listed, private and government owned enterprises in the GCC, including financial institutions, stock exchanges, private industrial firms, government departments and family owned businesses.
Sharon is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (USA). She is a recipient of the Solvi Stenbro Prize in Ethics (QUT). She is one of the few individuals in the GCC certified by the IFC/World Bank to deliver their Director Development Programmes.
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