Being a Director Part 4_17 May 2016_CPT
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Increasing Board Effectiveness & Adding Value

When: 17 May 2016
Registration starts at 08h30 and course starts promptly at 09h00
Where: Belmont Square Conference Centre
22 Belmont Road
Cape Town, Western Cape  7700
South Africa
Presenter: Richard Foster
Contact: Tumelo Peete
+27 11 035 3000

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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.

King Code of Governance principles (King III)

  • Principle 2.6:The board should ensure that the company has an effective and independent audit committee.
  • Principle 2.19: Directors should be appointed through a formal process.
  • Principle 2.20: The induction of and ongoing training and development of directors should be conducted through formal process.
  • Principle 2.21: The board should be assisted by a competent, suitably qualified and experienced company secretary.
  • Principle 2.22: The evaluation of the board, its committees and the individual directors should be performed every year.
  • Principle 2.23:The board should delegate certain functions to well-structured committees but without abdicating its own responsibilities.

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

One Full day: 09h00 - 16h00

Presentation fees

IoDSA Fellows: R 3 148
IoDSA Members: R 4 185
Non Members: R 5 231

Includes:VAT, Course Material, Refreshments & Lunch