Would you like to learn the foundations and building blocks of board effectiveness? Would you like to gain insights into best practices of corporate governance? Then this workshop is for you!

The Foundations of Directorship workshop is specifically designed to cover a broad range of topics all centered on the main theme of board effectiveness – how individual directors play their roles and directors' key roles and responsibilities.

The different modules of this workshop explore the fundamentals of being a board director - looking into the main governance players and structures, the roles and accountability of a board director, strategy, risk, the development of human capital, stakeholder relations and performance management.

This workshop is rich in discussion, group activities, debate, and the sharing of real-life experiences.


The workshop addresses two primary objectives:

  • To build board member effectiveness and capabilities through the sharing of best practices and experiences; and
  • To create a regional network of board members by providing opportunities to network

Day 1: 3 September 2024

  • Corporate Governance
  • Board Composition and directors' capabilities
  • Effective board dynamics
  • Board review and renewal
  • Director legal duties and responsibilities

Day 2: 4 September 2024

  • Delivery on the roles of the board – strategy, risk oversight, talent management, performance management and creating value
  • Board structure, processes and protocols

Workshop Details:

Date: 03 -04 September 2024

Time: 8:30am - 5:30 pm (UAE Time)

Location: Dubai

Workshop fees

  • Non-Member: USD 4,200 per person
  • Associate: USD 3,990 per person
  • Member: USD 3,690 per person
  • Fellow: USD 3,190 per person

Prices exclude VAT and any WHT.

Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats - please contact Vandana Hrishikesh at vandana.h@gccbdi.org.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for all board directors and aspiring or newly appointed board directors but also for seasoned directors wanting to update themselves on the latest trends and best practices.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to vandana.h@gccbdi.org

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