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University of Stellenbosch Business School

Africa Directors Programme

USB Executive Development Africa Directors Programme
Aug 5—Oct 9, 2019
9 daysModules info
Stellenbosch, South Africa
ZAR 131080 ≈USD 9411
ZAR 14564 per day

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The programme promotes sustainable business development through an integrated sustainability vision for governance and board processes and contributes to building governance credibility for stakeholder confidence. In doing so, the focus is on the director as person, the governance processes of boards, and board dynamics.

The content of the Africa Directors Programme (ADP) has been aligned to the IoDSA’s Director Competency Framework™. It therefore forms part of the CD(SA)® Career Path by contributing to the knowledge and skills required during the CD(SA)®assessment.

Candidates must have basic knowledge of being a director as well as board experience, and are required to send through a curriculum vitae and a reference with their application. Admission is subject to a selection process, which may include a personal interview.

What does it cover

The programme has three main component that will equip participants to exercise the duties of a director with self-awareness, professionalism and sound judgement, oversee public accountability for sustainable and responsible business development, and exercise effective board leadership in matters of corporate conformance, performance, strategy and risk management.

Who should attend

  • Newly-appointed and current board directors.
  • Candidates must have board experience.


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