An Intensive 5-day Training Course

The Role of Directors and the Boards

Generating Insight & Understanding for Successful Board Directorship

Course Introduction

This The Role of Directors and the Boards training course is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the roles, the duties and the legal responsibilities of Directors and the Boards. When it comes to leading and overseeing the activities of organizations, Board Directors play a crucial role. They offer strategic guidance, play a pivotal part in corporate decision making, and help ensure legal and ethical compliance of the companies they lead. Having a clear-sighted understanding of the roles and responsibilities they are asked to fulfill is therefore the foundation on which Directors can execute and perform at a high level.

In this demanding 5-day course, participants will explore the roles of Directors and the Board in-depth. Delegates will learn what it takes to offer sound strategic guidance to the organization, how to reach critical decisions, and engage effectively with senior stakeholders and the CEO. Other topics will see the delegates engage with their leadership responsibilities, and explore leadership aspects such as culture, executive team formation and fostering innovation and creativity. As a result, delegates will return to their organizations with increased competence and confidence, both as a director and as a member of the board.

This Oxford Management Centre training course will highlight:

  • Cementing Your Understanding of Directorship and Board Membership
  • Fiduciary Duties, Oversight and Governance
  • Strategy, Decision Making and Risk Management
  • Leadership and Mentorship at Director Level
  • Organizational Culture and Design


At the end of this The Role of Directors and the Boards training course, you will have learned how to:

  • Understand the role of the Director and the Board in-depth
  • Carry out your fiduciary responsibilities with confidence
  • Shape or Mould the strategic direction of your organization
  • Influence senior stakeholders, both internal and external, as well as the CEO
  • Apply decision-making and risk-management strategies

Training Methodology

This training course utilizes a blended learning approach, and it employs a variety of adult learning techniques such as action learning, group discussions, video case studies and self-reflection exercises. The resulting variety helps delegates to stay engaged throughout the course, feel challenged and draw quick wins for their own development. It also ensures delegates will receive opportunities to link their learning to the real-world challenges they face back in the workplace.

Organisational Impact

Organizations of those who attend this The Role of Directors and the Boards training course will benefit the following:

  • Build an informed, capable cadre of Directors
  • Have a strong, integrated Board
  • Clarity and confidence among Directors
  • Increase strategic and decision-making caliber among Board-level Executives
  • Increase leadership bench strength
  • Higher overall competitiveness

Personal Impact

Attendees will benefit in a variety of ways:

  • Grow your confidence working at Director level
  • Enhance your standing as a member of the Board
  • Become a fully informed board member by the time you join the Board
  • Set yourself apart and accelerate your career
  • Contribute more efficiently to the results of your organization
  • Network and share experiences with other accomplished Directors and Executives

Who Should Attend?

This The Role of Directors and the Boards training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Newly appointed Directors
  • Newly appointed Board Members
  • Individuals about to be promoted to Director or Board-level role
  • Directors who might benefit from deepening or refreshing their understanding of the roles of Directors and the Board
  • All individuals who have a requirement to understand the roles of Directors and the Board

Course Outline

Day 1

Directors and the Board – Gaining an Overview

  • The Director – roles, responsibilities, and expectations
  • The Board – what it is, what it does and why it matters
  • Executive and Non-Executive Directors
  • Current challenges of Board membership
  • The future of Board membership

Day 2

Fiduciary Duties, Oversight and Governance

  • Explaining fiduciary duties
  • Monitoring organizational performance
  • Compliance with laws and regulations
  • Shaping and maintaining effective internal policies and controls
  • CEO selection and succession planning

Day 3 

Strategic Planning, Decision Making and Risk Management 

  • The interconnection of vision, mission, and strategy
  • Applied strategic thinking for Directors
  • Introducing Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard
  • Conducting a SWOT and PESTEL Analysis
  • Strategic Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management

Day 4 

Leadership and Mentorship Duties

  • Forming a strong Executive team
  • Enabling the Middle Management layer
  • Influencing external Stakeholders
  • The importance of role modelling at a senior level
  • Unleashing creativity and innovation for strategic success

Day 5 

Shaping a High-Performance Culture and Organizational Design

  • The importance of culture
  • Culture and Emotional Intelligence
  • Change and Cultural transformation
  • Organizational Design
  • Insight to action – planning where to go from here


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.



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GLOMACS Training & Consultancy

GLOMACS Training & Consultancy

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15-19 Jul 2024
Fee: $5,950
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28 Oct-01 Nov 2024
Fee: $5,950
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