This programme offers an ideal opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the director’s role and how to serve the firm more effectively.
Directors today play a vital leadership role. A Director’s activities can be diverse, including oversight of the firm, performance reviews, budget and salary approval, managing relations with a growing stakeholder base, and playing a role in the M&A process. Today, directors must also consider a host of emerging challenges that impact the firm and its customers. Sustainability, globalisation, and evolving business models in response to digital technologies are just a few of the challenges.
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2-3 days per module


Singapore Management University

Programme Partner
In partnership with the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), this unique six-module directorship programme provides a 360-degree board-level view of key strategic areas and issues faced by company directors.
Learning Objectives
By the end of the programme your key takeaways will include the following.
  • 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.


This programme offers an ideal opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the director’s role and how to serve the firm more effectively. The intimate class size fosters interactions between current and new board members, faculty and leading practitioners in various fields. In addition, the modular design which can be taken non-sequentially gives you great flexibility.

The modules in this programme are:
  • Module 1: The Role of Directors: Duties, Responsibilities and Legal Obligations
  • Module 2: Assessing Strategic Performance: The Board Level View
  • Module 3: Finance for Directors
  • Module 4: Risk and Crisis Management
  • Module 5: Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Business Valuation
  • Module 6: Effective Succession Planning and Compensation Decisions

*Modules can be taken non-sequentially.

Programme Details

Who Should Attend

The programme is designed for directors, senior executives or aspiring directors.


Participants who complete Modules 1, 2 and 3 will be awarded the Executive Certificate in Directorship. Upon successful completion of all six modules, participants will be awarded an Executive Diploma in Directorship.

Fees and Funding

Module 1-3
SID members:
SGD 2,800 per module
SGD 8,000 for all 3 modules 
Non-SID members: 
SGD 3,200 per module 
SGD 9,200 for all 3 modules
Module 4-6
SID members:
SGD 2,000 per module
SGD 5,800 for all 3 modules 
Non-SID members: 
SGD 2,400 per module 
SGD 7,000 for all 3 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.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
Module 1-3
Runs for 3 days per module
Module 4-6
Runs for 2 days per module
2019 Intake

Module 1

1012 April 2019
3–5 July 2019
Module 2
8–10 May 2019
10–12 July 2019
Module 3
29–31 May 2019
31 July–2 August 2019
Module 4
12–13 September 2019
Module 5
31 October–1 November 2019
Module 6
28–29 November 2019

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