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SGD3424.00* Learn more
2-3 days per module
Singapore Management University
- Increased understanding of the role of company directors
- Practical frameworks and strategies to effectively manage the critical issues around risk management, CSR, C-level succession planning and compensation, and more
- Overview and development of key frameworks for legal issues and prudent strategies to help boards navigate in today's litigious environment
- Soft skills development for managing relations and challenging discussions between board members.
Module 1: The Role of Directors: Duties, Responsibilities and Legal Obligations
1. Explain the structure and operations of the board.
2. Describe the role and duties of directors on a board, and directors' inter- relationships.
3. Explain the consequences of a breach of director obligations.
7-9 January 2020 OR 7-9 April 2020
Module 2: Assessing Strategic Performance: The Board Level View
1. Identify the nuances and practicalities as well as apply the techniques of valuation of companies.
2. Describe the key issues arising out of execution of mergers and acquisitions in order to ensure that value is created.
3. Understand the key impacts and considerations of digital disruption on organisations.
4. Identify situations where digital transformation can be a benefit and a threat.
5. Employ culture and leadership to drive passion and productivity.
6. Understand and employ behavioural design in global growth.
19-21 February 2020 OR 13-15 May 2020
Module 3: Finance for Directors
1. Explain company accounts and how to evaluate the financial health of companies using accepted methods in financial statement analyses.
2. Understand how to evaluate and make rational financial decisions.
3. Provide knowledge of the different sources of funds for a company.
4. Discuss dividend decisions and policies.
5. Explain how various actions will impact shareholder value.
25-27 March 2020 OR 1-3 July 2020
Module 4: Risk and Crisis Management
1. Develop strategies to anticipate and prevent crises from occurring.
2. Deal effectively with crises as and when they do occur.
3. Implement contingency plans to cope.
4. Institute recovery measures to re-build image, reputation and regain the confidence of key stakeholders.
27-28 August 2020
Module 5: Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Business Valuation
1. Explain strategic CSR and its impact on business value.
2. Describe the CSR landscape in Singapore.
3. Outline the requirements of corporate social reporting.
4. Provide an understanding on how to integrate CSR into a company’s core business objectives in order to create business value and achieve positive social and environmental impact on Investor Relations.
5. Understand how business valuation is carried out through the application of the various valuation approaches/methods commonly used by business valuers.
6. Understand business valuation for financial reporting in the context of fair value measurement, in particular, the purchase price allocation process, valuation of identifiable intangible assets and impairment testing.
7. Learn about the structure and the essential components of the valuation report as prepared by the business valuers for communication to relevant stakeholders.
31 October-1 November 2019
Module 6: Effective Succession Planning and Compensation Decisions
1. Provide an understanding of how to design a succession planning programme to ensure continuity of talent in key C-suite positions.
2. Share approach to define the need for these key leadership roles and identify which employees should be developed to fill these positions in the future.
1. Provide insight on how to develop effective compensation plans that are closely linked to a company’s talent strategy and aligned with its goal of creating shareholder value.
2. Outline the different methods by which CEO and top executive compensation is benchmarked and measured.
28-29 November 2019
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The modules can be taken non-sequentially, providing scheduling flexibility.
Who Should Attend
Aspiring, newly-appointed and current board members, senior management of corporations, government and non-profit organisations and senior partners of professional firms who interact with the boards of corporations and would like to understand the intricacies of board roles and responsibilities.
An Executive Certificate in Directorship* will be awarded upon successful completion of module 1 to 3.
An Executive Diploma in Directorship* will be awarded upon successful completion of module 1 to 6.
Graduates from the Programme may be admitted to SMU’s Executive Development Alumni Association.
*For participants who choose to attend the seminars and not complete the associated post module assignments, they only be given Certificate of Attendance for each module
- Interactive classroom lectures
- Taught by leading faculty and senior industry practitioners
- Regional and global case studies
- Discussions and exchanges
- Incorporating guest speakers into the classroom experience
Fees and Funding
SGD 2,996* per module
SGD 8,560* for all 3 modules
SGD 3,424* per module
SGD 9,844* for all 3 modules
SGD 14,766* for all 6 modules
SGD 2,140* per module
SGD 6,206* for all 3 modules
SGD 2,568* per module
SGD 7,490* for all 3 modules
SGD 17,334* for all 6 modules
* Fee is subject to change. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
* SkillsFuture Credit can be used for this programme. Please click here for more details. Eligible for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above.