The GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI) in collaboration with The Financial Academy awarded graduation certificates to the first cohort of 43 board directors and board secretaries that successfully completed the Institute’s two distinct programmes on 2nd July. In light of the social distancing norms enforced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation ceremony was held virtually.
The board directors and board secretaries successfully completed the programmes hosted by GCC BDI over the past 18 months. The World of Directorship - Certificate in Board Directorship is designed to meet the development needs of existing, new and aspiring board directors and board committee members, while the Certified Board Secretary programme is a foundation course for board secretaries, aimed at enabling them to act as mediators to inform, communicate, advice, and arbitrate between the board and management teams, as well as between organisations and their shareholders and stakeholders.
The two programmes provide tools and strategies to expand the participants’ knowledge of corporate governance and best board practices, as well as enhance their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the board director and the board secretary in corporate governance. Specifically, the courses explore the roles of shareholders and other stakeholders, examine the authority and legal responsibilities of an effective director and board secretary, and also delve into aspects such as strategy and risk as well as financial stewardship and accountability.
Watch the graduation ceremony videos:
|Graduation Ceremony - Video Opener||Graduation Photo Parade|
|Graduates Testimonial||Photo Souvenirs|
2 July 2020