Corporate Governance for Start-Ups & Newly-Organized Boards

Participation in this course meets the recommended best practices for continuing directors education prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

ICD is a Civil Service Commission (CSC) Accredited Learning and Development Institution.

Many start-up founders are often at a loss as to how their corporate boards can truly add value to their businesses.  For enterprises that have gone beyond the start-up phase without working boards, particularly those owned or controlled by families, many such firms are at a loss as to how such boards can be made useful towards helping build shareholder and stakeholder value in the enterprise. This two-afternoon corporate governance program provides both a comprehensive and practical roadmap as to how start-up firms and enterprises with previously nominal corporate directors can build effective corporate boards that truly perform and create value. Internationally-benchmarked but fully adapted to the local context, participants will be loaded with practical take-aways as they address the following key themes:
 

Value: WHAT value-added can a corporate board contribute to a start-up business? How about newly-organized boards?

Capability: WHO should be on a  newly-organized and/or start-up board and how can they best be supported?

Focus: HOW can a newly-organized or start-up board best exercise collaborative leadership?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Start-up founders creating or building their first working boards

Emerging business leaders

exploring career opportunities

in corporate governance

Members of newly-organized corporate boards seeking to focus on the fundamentals of best practice and review international benchmarks for board effectiveness

COURSE CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM FLOW

DAY 1

01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

MODULE 1 – ICD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ORIENTATION

MODULE 2 – VALUE

 

   Value: WHAT value-added can a corporate board contribute to a start-up business? How about newly-organized Boards?

   ○  The Business Case for Working Boards

   ○  The Seven Fundamental Roles of Corporate Boards

   ○  Approaches to Board & Director Assessment

 

DAY 2

01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

MODULE 3 – CAPABILITY

 

   Capability: WHO should be on a  newly-organized and/or start-up board and how can they best be supported?

   ○  Designing & Developing A Working Board for Start-Ups

   ○  Recruiting and Compensating Board Directors

   ○  Leveraging Effectiveness Through Board Committees

 

MODULE 4 – FOCUS

 

   Focus: HOW can a newly-organized or start-up board best exercise collaborative leadership?

   ○  When the Board Should Lead Management

   ○  When the Board Should Work with Management

   ○  When the Board Should Oversee & Support Management

   ○  In Summary: The Ten Key Questions All Boards Need to Keep Asking

SCHEDULE

29-30 April 2021 (Thursday - Friday)

The platform to be used is Zoom.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

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Fee

PHP 9,500.00

inclusive of VAT

DISCOUNT

 

    5% if referred by an ICD Member

DISCOUNTS

 

    ○ 30% discount for FICD
    ○ 20% discount for MICD, GICD
    ○ 10% discount for AICD

SPEAKER
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ATTY. TEODORO ALEJANDRO KALAW IV, FICD

Corporate Secretary and Thought Leadership Chair,

Institute of Corporate Directors

Professor of Law,

Ateneo Law School

Partner

Kalaw Sy Vida Selva & Campos

As one of the first and youngest Fellows of the Philippine Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Atty. Kalaw has chaired ICD’s Family-Owned or Controlled Corporations Circle since 2007, where he was primarily responsible for creating and developing ICD’s Governance Framework for Family-Owned or Controlled Corporations as well as the Institute’s model for addressing sustainability at the board-level, now known as the Sustainability Strategy Spectrum. He has counseled and taught on corporate governance both locally and internationally, with the latter aspect particularly as a consultant to the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation for Indonesia in 2012.  A Trustee of the Institute from May 2012 to June 2020, he also serves on its core faculty as Chair of Thought Leadership Committee and is its current Corporate Secretary. He also serves as Corporate Secretary of ICD’s sister learned society for public governance, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, as well as the Center for Excellence in Governance.  He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, from which he obtained his Company Directors Course Diploma in 2010. 

 

He presently serves as an independent board director of the shipping and logistics firm Gothong Southern, and is one of the few Filipinos who are fully certified in the Balanced Scorecard Strategic Performance Management approach by the co-founders of the process, Professors Norton and Kaplan of Harvard Business School. Accredited by the Global Reporting Initiative as the first and currently only Filipino Certified Sustainability Professional, he is also both a Certified Sustainability Practitioner and Certified Sustainability Reporting Assurer of the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners.

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