International Training Programmes

CHAIRMAN & CEO SUMMIT

THEME : The Chair, the CEO and Leadership Responsibilities

CANADA EDITION
DATE:                      June 20 -23 , 2022

VENUE :                  Canada

USA EDITION
DATE:                      September 19 -22 , 2022

VENUE :                  Canada

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The generic roles and responsibilities of directors are well documented in corporate governance codes and literature. However, emerging realities across the jurisdictions have shown that the balance of power between the Chair as the arrow-head of the board and the CEO as the leader of the organisation- who reports to the board- vary from company to company. Thus in practice, one model does not fit all.

For this reason, it is important for board players to explore the leadership pattern that works for productive relationships between the CEO, the chairman and board members so the common goal of the organisation may be achieved seamlessly. This is more needful in this age of unprecedented mix of diverse, but powerful personalities functioning as either the chair or the CEO or both. Only boards that get the dynamics right stand a better chance of fulfilling their mandate and getting the organisation to the Promised Land. 

The essence of this programme is to equip the Chair and the CEO with seasoned leadership techniques and practical tools needed to balance power and authority in discharging their leadership responsibilities. The summit is also packaged with rich insights on the role of board members in managing and enhancing Board-CEO relationship, to achieve the organisation’s goal.

 

PROGRMME OBJECTIVES

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to

* Discuss, with examples, the schools of thought on the concentration and dispersal of the Chairman/CEO powers

* Identify the shared and unshared responsibilities of the Chairman and the CEO

* Explain the leadership dynamics as well as the attributes needed by both the Chair and the CEO in discharging their responsibilities effectively

* Profile the balancing acts needed by both the Chair and the CEO in discharging their responsibilities professionally

* Analyse the whole spectrum of issues relating to the Chair-CEO power dynamic and the critical role of board members in managing it

 

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Case For and Against the Chairman/CEO Duality, with Global Examples

* The Chair & the CEO Responsibilities: Points of Divergence, Convergence & the Common Goal

* The Chair & the CEO: Leadership Models, Dynamics & Characteristics for Achieving Results

* The Balancing Act: How the Chair may Run the Board, Lead the CEO without Hijacking the Running of the Company

* The Balancing Act: How the CEO may Run the Company, Earn the Board’s Confidence without Compromising Professionalism

* Balance of Power between the Chair & the CEO: Determinants, Instruments and Role of Board Members

* The Primacy of Trust and Chemistry in the Chair-CEO Relationship & How to build them

* Tail Wagging the Dog: Steps Directors should take when the CEO is more Powerful than the Board

* Leadership, Power and Responsibilities: Case Studies of Chairmen & CEOs of Topmost World Organisations

 

EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS

Chairmen, CEOs, Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors, Members of Boards, Company Secretaries, Board Advisors, business owners, investors and shareholders in family, private and public firms. Top government functionaries: Ministers, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, officials in the Director Cadre, Chairmen and members of Boards of government Parastatals and Agencies.

 

COURSE FEES

The Course fee is  $3,750  ( Three Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars  only.  The fee covers tuition, training materials, delivery, visitation and tours, breakfast and lunch, with IoD Nigeria’s Certificate of Attendance.


Participants are fully responsible for their flight and accommodation.

FRESH WIDE PERSPECTIVE (FWP), 2022 
THEME : Board’s Role in Succession Planning

DATE:                     October 24- 27, 2022

VENUE:                  Barcelona, Spain

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Every organization and boards go through transition periods when either an executive or non-executive member of the board steps down. Though, there are established practices that guide boards’ renewal, transition processes for executive management vary from one organization to the other. In all these, the strategic role of emplacing an effective succession plan for an organisation rests squarely with the board. Succession Planning, which is also known as  Talent-Pool Management  provides leadership pipeline and ensures that board members, management teams and employees are prepared for higher roles in the short and long run.

This programme is specially packaged to sharpen the competencies of participants in the techniques for developing and operating effective succession plans to ensure a seamless leadership transition, which is critical to organisational success, stability and sustainability. It is a specially designed programme that offers research based Fresh Wide Perspectives (FWP) on the worrisome subject of succession planning.

PROGRMME OBJECTIVES

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to

* Discuss the strategic nature of boards’ role in succession planning

* Explain processes and practices involved in succession planning

* Manage better the attendant risks in succession planning, especially that of talent and change management

* Profile techniques for continual board renewal, as well as smooth executive management transitions, as the need arises

* Assess a succession plan and determine its capability to achieve desired goals

 

PROGRAMME CONTENT

* Succession Planning as Board’s Strategic Role in Organisational Success and Sustainability

* Boards’ Governance Principles, Processes and Practices that facilitate Effective Succession Planning

* Managing the 3 Pillars of Succession – Risk, Change and Talent

* How Boards Develop the Executive and Non-executive Leadership Pipelines for Smooth Succession

* Achieving Seamless Executive Succession in an Organisation: What High Performing CEOs Do

* Evaluating Board’s Succession Plan: Critical Elements to Assess 

EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS

Chairmen, CEO, Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors, , Members of Boards, Company Secretaries, Consultants to boards, Boards Advisors Directors of HR and HR Consultants, General Managers with cognate status for HR responsibilities, business owners, investors and shareholders in family, private and public firms. Top government functionaries: Ministers, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, officials in the Director Cadre, Chairmen and members of Boards of government Parastatals and Agencies. 

COURSE FEES

The Course fee is  $3,750 (Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars) only.  The fee covers tuition, training materials, delivery, visitation and tours, breakfast and lunch, with IoD Nigeria’s Certificate of Attendance.

Participants are fully responsible for their flight and accommodation.

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS  :

DISCOUNT POLICY:  5% discount for 3-5 delegates from the same organisation


CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT POLICY:  For cancellation on which notification is duly communicated more than  Ten (10)  working days to the programme, administrative charge of 40% of the fee will be paid. Any notification less than  Ten (10)  working days to the programme attracts forfeiture of the fee paid.


ADVANCED COMPANY DIRECTION PROGRAMME (ACDP) 15, UK



THEME: Advanced Modules   on Directors’ Strategic View and Decision-making Capability

  • Board Leadership and Governance
  • Finance and Business Risk
  • Strategic Business Direction
  • Current Trends in Governance
  • Board Simulation

DATE:                           25  – 27  July, 2022                                    

VENUE :                       London, UK.

Executive Summary

In furtherance of its aims and objectives, which include enhancing the capacity of Corporate Leadership at the highest levels and providing modules on great prospect for international partnership and support, benchmarking corporate peers at the global level, IoD Nigeria, with the support of IoD UK, developed the  Advanced Company Direction Programme  (ACDP) as the premium course to reach out for corporate growth beyond borders.

Key Advantages

  • While attendance at CDC I and CDC II is a compulsory prerequisite to becoming a full member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria, ACDP grants automatic membership and higher prospect of fellowship to participants.
  • For directors with many years of boardroom experience, the IoD may, at its discretion, invite you to attend the  ACDP.  This will also confer an opportunity to be enlisted in the prestigious IoD Nigeria Platinum Club, exclusive for those who have participated in the  ACDP.
  • The  IoD Nigeria Advanced Company Direction Programme  is delivered as modules that aid delegates with learning taken in real world approach.
  • On the faculty of this premium programme are highly experienced practitioners who have wide ranging boardroom experience, meaning that a highly engaging, adaptive band pragmatic approach is adopted in delivering the programme, to account for varying delegate requirements.


Curriculum

The syllabus for the  Advanced Company Direction Programme  covers the main areas considered to be important in enhancing a director’s strategic view and decision-making capability across the key functions of an organisation.

These fall under these five broad headings:

  1. Board Leadership and Governance
  2. Finance and Business Risk
  3. Strategic Business Direction
  4. Current trends in Governance
  5. Visitations to Businesses and Institutions

Module 1: BOARD LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

Module Aim:

This module introduces the director and the board as being responsible for the organisation’s corporate governance. It looks at the role, duties and responsibilities of a director and the workings of a board, in particular, the course sets the context in which the director and the board  work, creating a climate that promotes both entrepreneurship and internal synergy. It also focuses on the board’s role in managing risks in an increasingly regulated environment.

Module Syllabus :

The Board’s Corporate Governance Role

  1. Compliance requirements of governance
  2. Ownership, control, direction and management
  3. The role of the board in strategy and development
  4. The relationship between the Chairman and the Managing Director/CEO

Module 2: FINANCE AND BUSINESS RISK

Module Aim:

This module deals with the financial concepts and terms needed by all directors in today’s business world. At the end of this module, the attendees will be better equipped to assess their organisations’ financial and business risks.

Module Syllabus:

The Financial Roles and Responsibilities of Directors

  1. The evaluation and monitoring of the financial health of a business using accepted financial ratios.
  2. Concession agreements: public private partnership
  3. Capital Investment Appraisal
  4. Corporate Distress and Turn-Around Strategies
  5. Mergers and Acquisitions
  6. Risk Management

MODULE 3: STRATEGIC BUSINESS DIRECTION

Module Aim:

This module addresses the Directors’ and Board’s role in setting and managing the organisation’s strategic intentions and directions as a means of creating value for key stakeholders, in particular stakeholders, customers and value partners. It provides the Directors with an awareness of the key considerations and influences, including the significance of the contribution of human resources, as well as processes and tools which enable a strategy to be created, implemented and adapted in the light of strategic change. 

Module Syllabus:

Overview-Strategic Thinking

  1. Strategic Analysis 
  2. Redefining Value
  3. Objectives and Strategic Gap Analysis
  4. Strategy and Implementation

MODULE 4: CURRENT TRENDS IN GOVERNANCE

Module Aim:

This module will deal with the complex set of relationships between the corporation and its board of directors, management, shareholders and other stakeholders. In the recent years, the regulators and legislators have intensified their focus on how businesses are being run. This session will endeavour to create a template for new corporate governance and disclosure measures, which will be beneficial for both the stakeholder and controllers.

  Module Syllabus:

  1. Working with Government Ethics in Practice
  2. Whistle Blowing
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. Corporate Reporting
  5. Diversity in the Boardroom

For Whom:

The Advanced Company Direction Course covers the full range of director and board responsibilities and accountabilities and is generally appropriate for Top Executives, Chairmen, CEOs, Executive and Non-Executive Directors with Board Experience.

 

COURSE FEES

The Course fee is  £3,000   (Three Thousand Pounds) only.  The fee covers tuition, training materials, delivery, visitation and tours, breakfast and lunch, with IoD Nigeria’s Certificate of Attendance.

Participants are fully responsible for their Visa Processing, flight and accommodation.

 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Participants are enjoined to complete registration, at least, a month before the event, to be guaranteed of slots within the maximum number of delegates programmed for the class. All payments should be made in the name of the  Institute of Directors  to  Zenith Bank Domiciliary Account, Pounds (5060284977)

Please scan and send copies of your payment teller and Registration form to tobi.adeosun@iodnigeria.org 07062148115 or  sunday.adenipekun@iodnigeria.org  08037658976

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS  :

DISCOUNT POLICY:  2.5% discount for 3-5 delegates from the same organisation

EARLY BIRD:  Payment received two months before the course due date shall attract  5%  discount.

CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT POLICY:  For cancellation on which notification is duly communicated more than  Ten (10)  working days to the programme, administrative charge of 40% of the fee will be paid. Any notification less than  Ten (10)  working days to the programme attracts forfeiture of the fee paid. 12.5% of the fee will be forfeited in case of visa refusal with evidence.


SUMMIT OF HIGH PERFORMING COMPANY SECRETARIES


Theme: Gatekeeping the Board Secretariat for Peak Performance in a Digital Age

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The pace of change in the world of business has redefined the roles of many office holders, including the Company Secretary. Unlike in the past when the office was perceived as clerical or merely secretarial, the Company Secretary's role is widely acknowledged today as very strategic to the achievement of Boards' objectives.

The Company Secretary is not only responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the Board, he/she also ensures that Board decisions are dutifully implemented. The company secretariat also ensures organizational compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. In turn, the Board depends on the Company Secretary for guidance and advice on matters of corporate governance, as well as duties required of a director. In the light of this, it takes a competent Company Secretary who constantly hones his/her skills to be able to discharge the high quality services that are demanded of the office holders these days.

This programme is specially designed to keep the delegates up-to-date on their roles and responsibilities in the rapidly changing business landscape.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

At the end of this programme, participants should be able to:


  • Explain the broad roles and responsibilities of the Company Secretary 

  • Use the tools that facilitate the functionality of the Company Secretariat

  • Apply mastery in managing stakeholders relationships

  • Analyse and mitigate attendant strategic and operational risks of the function

  • Discuss and apply the skills that position the Company Secretary as Board's trusted advisor


PROGRAMME CONTENTS

  • The Company Secretary: Old Roles & New Responsibilities

  • Positioning the Company Secretariat for Board Effectiveness: the Essentials

  • The Company Secretary as Codes & Compliance Officer

  • Best Practice in Managing the Board's and Management's Interests

  • Managing Relationships and Information Flows with Stakeholders

  • Contemporary Risks that attend the Company Secretariat's Functions & How to Manage them

  • Critical Board Secretariat Skills that Earn the Board's Confidence


EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS

Company Secretaries, In-house Legal Counsels, Professional Advisers, Commercial Lawyers, Compliance Staff, Business Directors and those involved in supporting Boards such as Chief Risk Officers and Internal Audit Specialists, as well as that are responsible for company secretariat duties at Senior Management level.


Date: November 29 - 2 December , 2022


Venue: Doha, Qatar


Course Fee:

The Course fee is $3,000 (Three  Thousand Dollars) only. The fee covers tuition, training materials, delivery, visitation and tours, breakfast and lunch, with IoD Nigeria's Certificate of Attendance.

Participants are fully responsible for their Visa, flight and accommodation. To be guaranteed of slots within the maximum number of delegates programmed for the class, participants that have VISA are enjoined to register on or before August 31, 2022. 

All payments should be made in the name of the Institute of Directors Nigeria to Zenith Bank Account, Dollars (5071133426)

DISCOUNT POLICY: 2.5% discount for 3-5 delegates from the same organisation




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