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The Effective Director

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Jun 11—13
3 days
Nairobi, Kenya
KES 238000 ≈USD 2347
KES 79333 per day
Sep 4—6
3 days
Kigali, Rwanda
KES 238000 ≈USD 2347
KES 79333 per day
Sep 24—28
5 days
Kampala, Uganda
KES 238000 ≈USD 2347
KES 47600 per day
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The Effective Director (TED) is an exclusive program from Strathmore Business School, aimed squarely at current and future directors. The board of directors is a critical instrument of governance, and plays a key role in economic development in both the private and public sectors. TED is a path-breaking program that covers the work of the board and the contribution of individual directors. It is delivered by a high-powered team of local and international faculty, combining leading-edge research with practical board experience.

Key Learning

  • An appreciation of how boards have evolved in recent years,and of the responsibility board membership carries
  • A clear understanding of board best practice, and of the structure and nature of modern progressive boards
  • A critical assessment of how individual directors add real value to boards, and how to enhance your own personal contribution
  • Recognition of the range of challenges directors have to address, and how to manage them
  • Fruitful interaction and networking amongst a high powered peer group

Program Structure

The Effective Director is a 3-day program that rides on the principles and lessons that will be accrued from case studies, group discussions and business videos. Apart from the well-versed faculty team that has been carefully selected to close the gaps encountered in the world of board directorship, participants will get to learn more from insights shared by seasoned board members from across the industries through a special round table session usually conducted on the last day of the program. Some of the areas that will be tackled include, the 21st Century Boards and what new-age challenges they have to tackle, teamwork and relationships on boards, adding significant value as an individual among others.

Who should attend

  • Directors of publicly listed corporations
  • Directors of private companies
  • Directors of government-owned enterprises
  • Directors of not-for-profit organisations
  • Chief executives and senior executives aspiring to board entry
  • Owners of fast-growing enterprises seeking to build boards of directors in their organisations


Areas of Interest Innovation management Product development Management control systems Growth of startup companies Sports management Antonio Dávila is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control, and holder of the Seat Chair of Innovation and the Alcatel-Lucent Chair of Managemen...
Areas of Interest Cash management Corporate finance Capital markets Dr. Javier Santomá is Professor in the Financial Management Department and Co-Director of The Africa Initiative at IESE Business School. His areas of specialization include portfolio management, company finance, insurance and...
Areas of Interest Cross-cultural management & cultural identities and competences Person-environment fit Leadership in multicultural teams Human resource management: selection and training issues Yih-teen Lee is Full Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. He spec...


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