Strategic Leadership and Governance

Start: Jul 1, 2024
End: Jul 5, 2024
Venue: Dubai - UAE
Format: One week
Duration: 1 week
Statement of Need

According to the International Finance Corporation ( governance. April 2014); a broad set of business benefits are associated with gender diversity on corporate boards. These broad benefits include, improved financial performance and shareholders’ value, increased customer and employee satisfaction, rising investor confidence and greater market knowledge and reputation. Governments cannot claim good governance if 51% of the population is represented at 2% in top leadership of government ministries and semi-autonomous bodies. Corporations cannot claim good governance when half the population is not represented. Public policies and institutions must represent the interests of women and men and promote equal access to resources, rights, and voice. This Programme will show improved corporate board performance when the board has an equitable number of men and women. Corporate governance principles will be revisited from a gender perspective.

Who Attends

The Programme is designed for men and women at strategic levels of policy making and decision making such as permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries, directors and commissioners in the public sectors as well as board members of public and private corporations as well as chief executive officers.

How participants will benefit

At the end of the Programme, participants will be able to: –

  • Explain how to engender corporate governance principles.
  • Identify barriers that create gender inequity and inequality and generate implementable solutions.
  • Access benefits arising from a gender diversity corporate board.

US$ 1500 to cover tuition and training materials only.