Roles and responsibilities of a board of director course

Roles and responsibilities of a board of director course


Welcome to the "Roles and Responsibilities of a Board of Directors" Course! Boards of directors play a critical role in guiding and overseeing the strategic direction and governance of organizations. This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and best practices of board members. Whether you are a current or aspiring board member, executive, or governance professional, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively fulfill your duties and contribute to the success of your organization.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the Role of Boards of Directors: Gain a deep understanding of the role and responsibilities of boards of directors in corporate governance, including oversight, strategic guidance, and fiduciary duties.
  2. Explore Board Governance Best Practices: Learn about best practices in board governance, including board composition, structure, processes, and decision-making, to enhance board effectiveness and performance.
  3. Enhance Board Leadership Skills: Develop leadership skills for effective board governance, including communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and decision-making, to foster a culture of accountability and transparency.
  4. Strengthen Board Oversight and Risk Management: Explore techniques for board oversight, risk management, and compliance, including monitoring organizational performance, evaluating risks, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.
  5. Foster Stakeholder Engagement and Relations: Understand the importance of stakeholder engagement and relations in board governance, including building relationships with shareholders, employees, customers, and the community, to enhance organizational reputation and trust.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Improved Board Effectiveness: Equipping board members with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their roles and responsibilities enhances board effectiveness, leading to better governance, decision-making, and performance.
  2. Enhanced Organizational Governance: Strong governance practices contribute to organizational stability, integrity, and sustainability, ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and ethical standards, and safeguarding organizational assets and reputation.
  3. Strategic Guidance and Oversight: Boards that provide strategic guidance and oversight effectively contribute to organizational growth, innovation, and competitiveness, driving long-term success and value creation for stakeholders.
  4. Risk Mitigation and Compliance: Boards that prioritize risk management and compliance reduce the likelihood of financial, legal, and reputational risks, protecting the organization from harm and ensuring responsible stewardship.
  5. Stakeholder Confidence and Trust: Organizations with strong governance practices build confidence and trust among stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, and the community, enhancing organizational reputation and credibility.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for current and aspiring board members, executives, senior leaders, governance professionals, and anyone interested in understanding the roles and responsibilities of boards of directors. It is suitable for individuals across industries and sectors, including corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Board Governance
    • Understanding the role and responsibilities of boards of directors
    • Case Study: Governance challenges and opportunities in a multinational corporation
  2. Board Composition and Structure
    • Best practices in board composition, diversity, and independence
    • Case Study: Board diversity and its impact on organizational performance
  3. Board Processes and Decision-Making
    • Effective board processes, meetings, and decision-making frameworks
    • Case Study: Strategic decision-making in a fast-paced business environment
  4. Fiduciary Duties and Legal Obligations
    • Understanding fiduciary duties, legal obligations, and ethical standards
    • Case Study: Legal and ethical dilemmas facing board members
  5. Board Leadership and Dynamics
    • Developing leadership skills for effective board governance
    • Case Study: Managing board dynamics and conflicts effectively
  6. Risk Management and Compliance Oversight
    • Board oversight of risk management, compliance, and internal controls
    • Case Study: Crisis management and response strategies for boards
  7. Stakeholder Engagement and Relations
    • Building relationships with stakeholders and enhancing organizational reputation
    • Case Study: Stakeholder engagement in a socially responsible organization


Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
05/08/2024 To 09/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
02/09/2024 To 06/09/2024 5 Days Kigali Rwanda
30/09/2024 To 04/10/2024 5 Days Dubai, UAE
28/10/2024 To 01/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
25/11/2024 To 29/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/12/2024 To 13/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya