Board Leadership Programme

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About this programme:

The programme is designed to share the latest insights and content across the areas of critical importance to senior executives and decision-makers in organisations. This programme is run in conjunction with and certified by CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd.

Key focus areas:

  • The importance of good governance
  • The regulatory framework
  • Overview of King IV™, Companies Act 2008
  • Board roles: Accountability vs. responsibility
  • Role of the Chairman, Executive Officer, Board Secretary & Executive Management (including the Prescribed Officer)
  • Dysfunctional Boards & Evaluation
  • Boardroom Etiquette
  • Board composition & effectiveness
  • The Board as a team & effectiveness
  • Governance, strategy, risk mitigation and sustainability
  • Understanding the regulatory environment (e.g. SA Companies Act, King IV™)
  • Duties, responsibilities, liabilities of directors, prescribed officers & management
  • Business Judgement & Turquand Rules
  • The role of the MOI and alterable provisions
  • Key legislation, charter/s, delegations, policies and associated wording
  • Managing the organisation’s GRC environment: – The Corporate Governance Framework® demonstration (Linked to risk tolerance, setting and mitigation)
  • Combined Assurance & lines of defence
  • Ethics
  • Risks that keep CEO’s constantly awake!

Who should attend:

Existing and newly appointed directors of boards and directors of executive management committees, in both public and private sector organisations

Entrance requirements:

Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet line to complete required hours online


2 days online (interactive sessions with facilitators)

  • Full implementation plan to be communicated on registration
  • Recorded sessions will be available only for registered delegates for a limited period
  • Assessments are restricted and all social distancing measures are adhered to as per the DOH regulations

Learning Methodology:

Delegates attending the course are provided with a unique blended learning methodology which combines online access to subject content with real time engagement with facilitators, and the opportunity to add value through contact learning sessions, where feasible and appropriate.

Start Date Programme Fee
23rd May 2023 TBC
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning