When you are a member of any organisational board in Nigeria today, it feels like you have a million things working against you. Fast-changing technologies, limited infrastructure, volatile economic and regulatory ecosystem are all challenges that you must deal with.
You’re always short on time because the structure, administration and strategies of boards have become even more complicated and could make or break the progress of organisations.
And honestly, knowing that you’re constantly competing with thousands of other organisation boards just like you sometimes globally. Could be, overwhelming.
However, the silver lining is that there is a myriad of opportunities that could be explored for those who are prepared and well equipped.
To improve your performance, strike a balance between innovation and compliance; local and global competitive influences, short and long term, commercial and stakeholder interests (where they conflict).
To this end, United Kingdom-based, education service provider, TEXEM, is presenting a two-day Masterclass with world-renowned Professor Andrew Chambers.
The theme of the programme is: ‘Creating Effective Boards and Directors,’ holds between April 10-11, 2019, and it holds at Eko Hotel &Suites, Lagos.
This TEXEM Masterclass will empower you with the requisite knowledge and skills that you need to make a positive impact on organisational boards.
Professor Andrew Chambers-Author of the Chambers Handbook of Governance has delivered governance solutions in more than 60 countries across the world.
This programme is informed by the latest research which has revealed that many boards are facing complex challenges relating to how they can effectively offer risk management oversight, drive innovation in this digital age, and provide strategic direction.
“If you are a board director, member or as an aspiring one caught in the complex maze of changes, and not sure of the best step forward to create and manage a prolific board that makes a positive difference, then this masterclass is for you.
“The programme is designed and tailored to address the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous operating landscape in which decision-makers have to do more with less, survive and develop profitable growth, and or excellent service delivery,” TEXEM, Chair, Dr Alim Abubakre said.
The course is designed for board members, chairpersons, Director Generals, Executive Secretaries, Permanent Secretaries, and Managing Directors among others.
Secretaries of boards, Independent non-executive directors, general managers, chief human resource officers, and Chief financial officers will also benefit from the course designed to provide strategic direction, optimise decisions to strike a balance between risk management and developing a culture of innovation.
Chief internal auditors or chief risk officers, Regulators and standards setters, plus, general councils, and Entrepreneurs will also find the TEXEM Masterclass invaluable learning how to address the challenges facing boards and develop a viable approach to impactful success.
“In this two-day master class, you will learn to identify the right strategies to expand your roles beyond conventional governance, using real-life scenarios; you will develop insights into how to develop a viable plan, manage risk, lead more effectively in crises, and engage stakeholders for value creation.
“As a board director, you’ll leave ready to bring your ideas to life and help implement best practices that contribute to effective and efficient organisations.
“It is newly designed to ensure that participants are made aware of the measures and approaches available to impact positively on board and director effectiveness,” said Professor Chambers.
“The intention is to inspire participants with proven ways to re-engineer corporate governance in practice and to provide practical ‘toolkit’ advice on how to apply these state-of-the-art methods.”
Commenting on how to create and run an impactful board, the firm pointed out that the TEXEM Masterclass curriculum was designed to reflect core issues related to boards such as accountability, transparency, and strategic leadership. “Importantly, you will leave the Master Class with a profound appreciation of crucial elements of creating and running a successful Board,” it added.
It noted that networking and debating with other workshop participants during the programme, would give valuable opportunities for participants to identify the pitfalls and the strategies on how to resolve some of those challenges. Furthermore, via this programme, participants are assured of a bumper return on investment via enhanced social capital (which could lead to new business opportunities and strategic synergies) and steeper learning curve Professor Chambers said in a recent interview.
“The TEXEM Master class on creating and running active boards will transform you from a passive, less productive board into a better strategic thinking board leader ready to establish and maintain good governance practices.
“In this turbulent, challenging, dynamic and fast-paced operating landscape characterised by new risks and opportunities, good governance remains the bane of many Nigerian organisations success,” says Dr Alim Abubakre, Chair of TEXEM UK.
“Professor Andrew Chambers, former Dean of Cass Business School London, will share insights with senior executives in Nigeria on how to clearly define the board’s purpose and move beyond compliance to value creation for all stakeholders.
“As a board director and member, this masterclass is an opportunity to help you come to grips with aspects of accountability, setting direction, developing the business model, strategic planning and management oversight.
“Participants would learn from Professor Andrew’s successful career in creating; running vibrant boards and stimulating better board performance. He will guide you through the techniques you need to develop and manage dynamic boards.
“Join Professor Andrew Chambers as he demonstrates how to make the most of your board at this exclusive masterclass,” TEXEM added.