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Developing An Effective Board for Strategic
Planning & Corporate Governance…


This DOLPHINS Building High Performance Board training class provides participants with the professional knowledge, tools and frameworks to boost Boards performance.

Recognizing that the Board of Directors plays a critical role in the organizations success, the goal of this program is to examine all issues impacting the Board performance and the effectiveness of its strategic operations.

This DOLPHINS training course will discuss in details all aspects related to the functional roles as well as the duties and responsibilities of the different Board players and will also emphasize the importance of the boardroom dynamics and the vital impact of the Board and company leadership in setting a positive culture.

This DOLPHINS training course will also address the importance of having a regular evaluation for the Board performance with an aim to detect areas for improvements and implement changes necessary to become more effective.

This DOLPHINS training course will highlight:

  • Roles, Duties and Responsibilities of a Board
  • Board Composition & Structure
  • Board Instruments and Tools
  • Board Meetings
  • Board Governance Framework
  • The Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) perspective
  • The Board Effectiveness Framework
  • Board Evaluation


At the end of this DOLPHINS training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Roles, Responsibilities and Duties of a Board
  • Discuss Board Formal Offices, Composition and Structure
  • Learn about Board Instruments, Tools and Procedures
  • Discuss how to run effective Board Meetings
  • Study the Board Governance Framework
  • Understand The GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Perspective
  • Identify the Board Effectiveness Challenges
  • Know about Board Evaluation Practices
  • Effectively support the Board as an Executive

Training Methodology

A highly interactive class, where all delegates will be encouraged to engage and participate, share and gain from each others knowledge and experience.

The classroom lectures will rely on a bullet based slide presentation enriched by group discussions around case studies and checklists wherever applicable.

Organisational Impact

This DOLPHINS training class is of direct relevance to all types of Organizations – Public, Private, Family Owned and Non-Profit Enterprises – and will help in achieving tangible improvements through:

  • Clarity on Roles and Responsibilities among the Leadership and with Stakeholders
  • Efficient Productive Board Meetings
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Efficient Structure of Board Governance
  • A Board focused on Governing rather than Managing
  • Conducting Periodical Board Evaluation & taking results into actions

Personal Impact

This DOLPHINS training course will benefit participants by gaining knowledge that will enable them to have a better understanding on:

  • Their Duties, Roles and Responsibilities
  • How to Play their Directional Role
  • How to play their Oversight role
  • How to play their Advisory Role
  • Best Practices of Board operating procedures
  • Running and participating in efficient Board Meetings
  • Handling Boardroom Dynamics

Who Should Attend?

This DOLPHINS training course is designed for all participants at the Boardroom, namely:

  • Chairs, Committee Chairs
  • Board Members, Committee Members
  • Board Secretaries
  • CEOs, Executive Directors and Senior Management
  • Executives and Officers-in-Charge of the Governance framework within the organization
  • Executives and Officers who work or support Board members directly or indirectly in fulfilment of Board duties.











Course Outline


Board Roles, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Board Positioning within the Power Hierarchy
  • Roles, Duties and Responsibilities of a Board
  • The Strategic Planning Role of a Board
  • Board Involvement Models
  • Board Composition, Formal Offices
  • Board Composition, Optional Offices


Board Structure and Operations

  • Board Structure
  • Board Instruments and Tools
  • Board Meetings
  • The Governance Challenge
  • Governance Historical Evolution
  • Board Governance Framework
  • Characteristics of a High Performance Board (HPB)
  • Good Governance and High Performance Board (HPB)


Governance, Risk and Compliance Management

  • The Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Perspective
  • Compliance and Compliance Management
  • Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
  • Risk and Risk Management Process
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Emerging Governance Practices


Board Effectiveness Challenges

  • The Board Effectiveness Framework
  • Clarity of Boards Role vis a vis Management and other Stakeholders
  • Boards Duty in Establishing the Organizations Strategic Plans
  • Boards Fiduciary Role
  • Factors Influencing the Boards Ability to Carry out its Roles and Responsibilities
  • Formal Structure and Operating Procedures of the Board
  • Impact of Informal Boards Culture
  • Influence of Leadership of the Board and the Organization


Board Evaluation

  • Board Effectiveness Pillars
  • Board Failure
  • Board Evaluation
  • Board Evaluation Approaches
  • Board Evaluation Framework
  • Top Ten Commandments for a Great Board

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