Being a Director Series: Part 1 - 4 _ Package deal _ 11, 12, 18, 19 September 2019
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2019/09/11 to 2019/09/19
When: 11, 12, 18, 19 September 2019
Registration starts at 08h30 and course starts promptly at 09h00
Where: IoDSA Training Room
144 Katherine Street, Sandton
Grayston Ridge Office Park, Block B 1st Floor
Sandton, Gauteng  2196
South Africa

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Terms & Conditions for the Being a Director Package Deal

  • The package deal is a 4 (four) day Being a Director Part 1-4 programme.
  • The 4 (four) dates allocated for the package deal are non-negotiable, non-alterable and may not be substituted for alternative dates.
  • In the event that a delegate is unable to attend on any of the 4 (four) dates, such delegate shall forfeit that day’s attendance and no refund or alternatives are available in any manner whatsoever.
  • The package deal may be transferable and in the event the delegate is unable to attend any day of the 4 (four) days, 48 (forty eight) hours written notice is required of the person attending in the delegate’s place.
  • In order to cancel the 4 (four) dates, written cancellation will need to be given to the IoDSA 10 (ten) full working days prior to the first date of the 4 (four) days in the package deal.


 Part 1 - Introduction to corporate governance
 Part 2 - Board's role in risk & strategy


This one day programme is aimed at equipping aspiring and new directors with an overview of the principles and concepts underpinning corporate governance. Discussions are focused on the importance of corporate governance in South African businesses, the frameworks and models that can be used to implement the practices and the duties and responsibilities of directors in executing sound governance practice.


Key focus areas

  •  Overview and evolution of corporate governance

  •  The business case for corporate governance

  •  Governance frameworks and model

  •  Individual directors duties

  •  Key corporate governance role players 









This one day programme is aimed at equipping aspiring and new directors with insight into the board’s role in risk and strategy. Discussion focuses on the risk that board’s need to understand and manage. It also looks at different business strategy models that can be used in strategic development and alignment of performance to strategies and risks within that business.


Key focus areas 

The board’s role in risk 

  • What is risk and what is the board’s role?
  • Understanding the difference between risk governance and risk management
  • Risk management process including risk assessment, response, monitoring, assurance and reporting 

The board’s role in strategy 

  • Is the business model still relevant and in line with the business strategy?
  • What is strategy and what is the board’s role?
  • Strategic process
  • Building blocks of strategy
  • Competitive advantage
  • Key drivers to strategy
  • Trends to consider (environmental scan)
  • Linking strategy to performance
 Part 3 - Board's role in performance & sustainability,                          integrated reporting & combined assurance               Part 4 - Increasing board effectiveness and adding                   value


This one day programme is aimed at equipping aspiring and new directors with an overview of the Board’s role in performance and sustainability. Integrated reporting and combined assurance will be highlighted throughout the session. Discussion will also include improved interaction between management and the board.

 Key Focus Areas

Boards role in performance and sustainability

  • What is sustainability and what is the boards’ role?
  • How performance is evaluated – financial and non-financial?
  • The business case for sustainability, best practice
  • Corporate citizenship
  • The role of the social and ethics committee
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Integrated reporting
  • What is integrated reporting and what is the board’s role?

Combined assurance

  • Management
  • Management supporting the board
  • Interaction between management and board
  • Reporting requirements


This one day programme is aimed at equipping aspiring and new directors with the knowledge of how effective boards should operate. The focus will be on the role that board should play and how to effectively achieve results that have been set.


Key Focus Areas 

An effective board

  • Board governance frameworks-charters, codes, policies
  • What are the questions board should be asking themselves?

 The role of the board of directors

  • The board as agent
  • Managing  vs directing Governance duties – King III principles

 Director selection and removal

  • The process for director selection & The importance of succession planning
  • Balance on the board
  • Directors remuneration
  • Coordinating the roles and responsibilities of board committees  

Board appraisals

  • The requirements, benefits and process for doing board appraisals
  •  Acton items from results of board appraisals

 Programme facilitators

Sarita Martin, Cert.Dir

  Sikkie Kajee, CD(SA)®

 Duration 4 full days - 09h00 - 16h00

Programme Fees (Excludes VAT)- Discounted by 15% 

Subscription Paying Member:

R 14 781.24

Non-subscription Paying Member:

R 18 476.56

Fellow Member

R  12 317.70


Includes: Course Material, Refreshments, & Lunch