Asterizk Course Timetable 2017
||Venue & Date
||Modern Corporate Governance & Improving Board Effectiveness
||Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11th to 13th Apr, 2017
24th to 26th Oct, 2017
|Overview of the Board of Directors
|Role and duties of the Board of Directors for both private and publicly traded companies. The difference between shareholders and board directors. The overall Governance Framework and fiduciary responsibilities. Profit and non-profit Boards the main differences. What a Board typically does and what it doesn't or shouldn't do. Conflicts in decision making at the Board level. Board committees why they are needed and when to appoint them. Risk management. Board compensation.
|Setting Up the Board
|What is the optimal Board size? How to select Board members and refresh them from time to time. Organizing typical meetings and when to hold them practical considerations. Board resolutions and how to mange and report them. Preparing Board minutes what should be included. Preparing Board Agendas and managing a meeting: protocol to follow. Some practical lessons and guidelines.
|High Performance Boards
|What makes for a high performance Board of Directors? Management and non-management members why the latter is critical for effective boards. What are the expected best practices of high performance boards? What independence means and why boards need more of it. Ideal Board members who are they and what features do they possess. Mandates and roles for high performance boards. How to evaluate Board performance. Various practical applications.