THE WOMEN'S DIRECTORSHIP PROGRAMME 2021

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Women's Directorship Programme

This world-leading board governance programme, now in its ninth year, is designed to help participants gain new skills, knowledge, a board network and learn how to best position themselves for an iNED role. Participants also join an incredible international alumni of women leaders changing the face of boardrooms worldwide.

Through a comprehensive combination of lecturers, interactive sessions, leadership exercises and input from international faculty members and senior business leaders, the Women's Directorship Programme offers a blend of both academic and practical learning.  The programme serves to address contemporary business challenges and opportunities in the workplace, across industries and geographies.

2021 DATES:

Session 1: 6 - 8 May, 2021 (Thurs - Sat) - 3 days

Session 2: 9 - 11 September, 2021 (Wed - Fri) - 3 days

Additional programme dates*: 17 - 19 June and 16 - 18 September 2021

This six-day programme, split into two sessions of three days each, will allow participants to fully immerse themselves in the learning experience and network with international peers, away from the distractions of daily life.

*Additional programme dates have been included for the class of 2021 to ensure we have a built in contingency plan, to allow for a change of format should we still be dealing with COVID-19 travel restrictions etc.

Who should attend

The Women's Directorship Programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate they are ready for the responsibilities of the boardroom as a Director or Non-Executive Director.  It also serves women who are currently serving on boards, who want to improve their skills and knowledge to a world-class level. 

All participants are required to meet a number of requirements in order to ensure that the programme is conducted to suit a certain skillset and level of understanding. These requirements ensure all participants gain maximum benefit from the programme:

  • Working in a leadership role for five years or more

  • Financial exposure / responsibility for P&L

Interested participants should submit their biography and CV below. 

Registration:

2021 programme details

This six-day programme, split into two sessions of three days each, will allow participants to fully immerse themselves in the learning experience and network with international peers, away from the distractions of daily life.

There are six modules, which include:

  • The Real-World Roles of Board and Committee Members

  • Strategic and Collaborative Leadership

  • Persuasive Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • Public Company and Securities Market Regulation

  • Ethics and Compliance

  • Board Simulation exercise

Participants have the opportunity to meet and network with counterparts from different industries and functions, in addition to enhancing their network through the involvement of influential guest speakers.  Additional programme dates included for 2021.  

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Other details

Tuition fee: USD$12,500

Held at The University of Hong Kong’s Cyberport Campus, the programme will involve interactive sessions with industry leaders such as:

  • Donald Brydon, Ex-Chairman of the London Stock Exchange and Chairman of Sage Group

  • Ruth Markland, Senior iNED of Quilter and iNED Arcadis 

  • Anne Minto, iNED of Shire and Tate & Lyle

  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric

The programme aims to open doors for the participants, serving to change the face of boardrooms worldwide.

Program Certificate:

Upon successful completion of the programme and an examination, a Certificate on Board Directorship Program with QR Registration No.13/00264/L6 will be awarded to participants.

Contact:

Contact the WDP Team

WDP Team

Guest Speakers

The programme is led by International faculty members and involves real life case studies and thought leadership delivered by industry leaders who are champions of diversity in the boardroom.

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Professors & Lecturers

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Principal Lecturer, Accounting & Law

Principal Lecturer, Accounting & Law

Senior Lecturer, Accounting & Law

Adjunct Assistant Professor & Managing Partner, WithU

INED, Shire and Tate & Lyle

Chairman, Sage Group

Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric

Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher's

INED, DBS Bank and Link REIT

Chairman, Hang Seng Bank

Chairman, Centrica & Mastercard

INED, Arcadis

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