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Enhance your board leadership skills.

This three-day leadership programme contributes toward the CPD of Certified Directors and Chartered Directors (SA). An individual who successfully completes all three days will be awarded 21 CPD points in total. CPD Points are offered by the Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA).

Navigating boardroom dynamics and clearly understanding the role each board member plays is vital to the success and effectiveness of a board.

This programme has arisen out of the recognition that there is a critical need in South Africa to enhance the opportunities for learning and development of directors and company secretaries in private and public companies as well as state-owned organisations.  It exposes participants to the latest thinking on board leadership while equipping participants with the necessary procedural and process skills in the increasingly difficult area of boardroom interaction, leadership, and decision-making. 

The programme also focuses on key boardroom acumen and includes critical topics such as corporate governance and ethics in business, risk management, and the impact of global regulatory standards on company results.

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Application Dates

Applications Open

18 October 2021

Applications Close

29 June 2022

Admission is based on professional requirements to attain new or enhance your skills.

Minimum Requirements
  • This programme is aimed at directors (executive and non-executive), as well as company secretaries of public and private companies (including state-owned entities); and
  • Representatives of large shareholder groups and investor relations executives will also benefit from this programme.

No formal education qualifications are required.


Total Tuition Fee 

R27 800

GIBS does not charge VAT on tuition fees and all prices are subject to change.

Please click here for a quote/proforma invoice.

Note: These are the tentative schedules and the confirmed schedules will be sent to all accepted students closer to the start date of the programme. These formats are subject to change and applicants will be notified of any changes timeously.

Special Requirements

Special Needs: If you have a special need or disability, GIBS will look into accommodating this. However, it is a requirement that the student will need to provide medical certificates and supporting documentation as requested by the GIBS Admissions Office. We recommend you contact before you complete your application. Religious Observance: Observant students must contact the GIBS Admissions Office before you start your application to ascertain if or how your specific needs may be accommodated. Note all programmes include weekend classes and attendance is compulsory.

Admission Process
Step 1

Complete your online application form. Please refer to the top right corner of the webpage to apply.

Step 2

Submit your online application.  

Step 3

Application is processed and you will receive a reference number after your application is successfully received. 

Step 4

Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance.

Step 5

The invoice will be issued and payment is to be made.  

Please ensure the billing details are correct when completing the application form as any request to make amendments will delay your application. Ensure you have the VAT number should your company be funding the tuition fees.


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Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at:

  •  Directors (executive and non-executive);
  •  Company secretaries of public and private companies (including state-owned entities); and
  • Representatives of large shareholder groups and investor relations executives will also benefit from this programme.
How you will benefit:

This programme will offer you the opportunity to:
  • Gain insight into King IV TM, the Companies Act (2008) and the Consumer Protection Act 2011;
  • Understand the changing expectations of directors and the personal consequences thereof;
  • Conduct dynamic, constructive board meetings with time-efficient agendas;
  • Compile appropriate documentation for board consideration;
  • Analyse the sourcing, selecting and remunerating of board members;
  • Understand the impact of global regulatory standards on company results;
  • Discuss risk management and dealing with crises;
  • Unpack corporate governance and ethics in business;
  • Learn how to effectively discharge your duties as a director and the incumbent legal responsibilities thereof; and
  • Manage the role of the board as change agent and strategic planner.
Key focus areas:

Day one:
  • Ramifications of updated legislation for board members;
  • Global leadership issues;
  • Strategy at board level; and
  • Implications for a non-executive director in the context of King IVTM and the 2008 Companies Act.
Day two:
  • The purpose of the board;
  • Social and ethics committee considerations with an emphasis on health and safety;
  • Ethics in the boardroom; and
  • Board performance and remuneration.
Day three:
  • IT governance and its role in a company strategy;
  • Risk frameworks;
  • Ethics in practice; and
  • Assessment of the board – back at the company.
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