This part of "The World of Directorship - Certificate in Board Directorship" examines the role, authority and legal responsibilities of an effective director.

The topics that this module will cover include:

  • Director role and responsibilities - including the role of the chairman, executive directors and non-executive directors (including independent directors and nominated directors).
  • Directors' legal duties, as well as the law and regulations impacting upon directors.
  • Managing versus directing.
  • The role and responsibilities of the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, chief risk officer, head of internal audit and the board secretary.
  • Key dilemmas facing directors.
  • Directors' rights, duties, liabilities and roles.
  • Chairman and CEO role separation.
  • The attributes of an effective director.
  • Director diversity and board structure and composition: the balanced board (including succession planning).
  • Board processes and protocols.
  • Board committees and committee oversight.

Workshop Details:

Date: 28-29 October 2024


  • 10:00am - 6:00pm KSA
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm UAE

Format: Online Zoom

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed to meet the development needs of existing, new and aspiring members of Boards of Directors and Board Committees, as well as the needs of advisors and senior executives who report to the board or board committees .

Participants are required to currently hold or recently (within the preceding 3 years) have held either a director seat or a senior management position within an organization; and have basic English literacy.

Workshop fees

Price per person for two day workshop:

  • Non-Member: USD 4,085 per person
  • Associate: USD 3,885 per person
  • Member: USD 3,605 per person
  • Fellow: USD 3,140 per person

Rates above are exclusive of VAT and any WHT and effective as at 7 December 2023; the fees include the cost of first refresher course and examination

Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats - please ask us for more information.

The Workshop of Directorship

This workshop is one of 4 modules which together form "The World of Directorship Certificate in Board Directorship". This programme encompasses the core knowledge and awareness that is necessary to function effectively as a director and covers:

  • An in-depth view of the role, responsibilities and legal duties of an effective director;
  • An understanding of the characteristics of an effective board and board roles;
  • The issues and processes associated with formulating strategic and business plans and achieving strategic leadership. Sound knowledge of accounting, financial and risk terms and concepts; and
  • An in-depth perspective of the accounting, finance, control and corporate reporting functions.

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