Women Directors’ Training Program (DTP)
Approved by SECP
Supplemented by Institute of Directors (IoD), UK
Knowledge Partner: Bank Alfalah Limited

Module I July 11 & 12, 2017 Download PDF
Module II July 13 & 14, 2017 Reg Form
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm  
Venue: CEE@IBA,Karachi
Info: ceeinfo@iba.edu.pk  
Contact: Tel: (0213) 8104700 (Ext:1804, 1807, 1809)  
  • Introduction

    The dawn of 21st century coincided with the Enron scandal, and produced far reaching ripples in the commercial arena. Subsequent sufacing of Worldcom and Omnimedia scandals further shook the belief in compliance robustness of capitalistic institutions of the developed economies. New efforts evolved globally to strengthen the “Governance Processes” in the post Enron commercial world.

    Pakistan was among the nations to introduce formal corporate governance compliances at an early stage. The listed companies and public sector companies are subject to Corporate Governance oversight; and not-for-profit institutions will soon follow. Directors of listed companies and public sector companies are required to secure formal certification in the form of Directors’ Training Program (DTP). The Director Training Program offered by Center for Executive Education (CEE), IBA, Karachi, is an approved by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

    Certain industries have specific regulatory and knowledge requirements. This program provides guidance on targeted areas to ensure that Directors of listed companies with specific requirements remain up to date.

    Boardroom best practice is constantly evolving. This program is extensively prepared by subject matter experts and is designed to keep Directors of listed companies abreast of leading trends and practices that promote good governance, protect competitive advantages and prepare for regulatory change.

    The program consists of two modules covering the essential regulatory knowledge requirements and broad subject matter awareness expected of Directors of listed companies with local and global best practices.

    Course content of this program are aligned with:
    • Draft Companies Act 2017
    • Code of Corporate Governance for Insurers 2016
    • Public Sector Companies (Corporate Governance) Rules 2013
    • Code of Corporate Governance 2012

    According to Companies Act (draft bill) 2017, companies have to make at least one Woman Director. Directors of listed companies are also required to have the certification of Directors’ Training Program (DTP) under Code of Corporate Governance 2012 issued by the Securities and Exchange of Pakistan (SECP).

  • IoD, UK Online Exam

    All Certified Directors by IBA CEE can take Online Exam of the Role of the Director and the Board by IoD, UK. This exam will lead to Certificate in Company Direction (subject to fulfillment of all requirements set by IoD, UK) which is internationally recognized as the benchmark for directors, providing a robust and challenging qualification which meets the needs of today's board members.

  • Who Should Attend?

    This program is exclusive for women only:
    • Existing Women on the Boards who want to refresh and update new regulatory knowledge.
    • Women Executives & Directors seeking opportunities on the board

  • Topics

    Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

    Directors' Training Program (DTP)

    Module 1

    Day 1

    Time

    Topic

    Sub-Topic

    0900 am

    Welcome

    Participant Introduction and Program Format

    0920 am

    Pre-Cursor to:

    Companies Act (draft bill) 2017

    Code of Corporate Governance for Insurers 2016

    Public Sector Companies (Corporate Governance) Rules 2013

    Code of Corporate Governance 2012

    Historical Perspective & Evolution

    Issues in the Management of Companies in the emerging global governance themes

    1030 am

    Break

     

    1045 am

    Salient Features of Company Law and Code of Corporate Governance

    Directors – Appointment duties and responsibilities.

    Application of Code of Governance to Public Sector Companies.

    Statement of Compliance with Code of Governance. 

    0100 pm 

    Lunch & Prayer Break

     

    0200 pm

    Board Strategy

    Strategic Planning – Road Map for Success

    0315 pm

    Break

     

    0330 pm

    Risk Management 

    Risk Mapping & Matrix

    Business Continuity Planning Process

    0500 pm

    Session Concludes

     

     

     

     

    Day 2

    Time

    Topic

    Sub-Topic

    0900 am

    Communication at Board Level

    Tips and Tricks

    1000 am

    Barriers & Disrupters to Communication at the Board

     

    1100 am

    Break

     

    1115 am

    Corporate Reporting

    Transparency

    Communicating governance practices

    Financial Information

    0100 pm

    Lunch & prayer break

     

    0200 pm

    Succession planning and HR Policies

     

    0315 pm

    Break

     

    0330 pm

    Sustainability

    The Neo-CSR approach

    Creating Linkage to Brands and Consumer

    0430 pm

    Sustainability Reporting

     

    0530 pm

    Session Concludes

    Feedback & Certificate Distribution

     

     

     


     

     

    Module 2

    Day 1

    Time

    Topic

    Sub-Topic

    9:00 AM

    Board Responsibilities

    The Control Person Liability

    Board Committees

    Legal & Regulatory Compliance

    10.20 am

    Break

     

    10.40 am

     Board Responsibilities

    Ethical Obligations

    Whistle Blowing Mechanism

    0100 pm

    Lunch & prayer break

     

    0200 pm

    Board Composition

     

    Board and CEO Performance Evaluation

     

    0345 pm

    Break

     

    0400 pm

    Guest Speaker

     

    0500 pm

    Session Concludes

     

     

     

     

    Day 2

    Time

    Topic

    Sub-Topic

    0900am

    Analysis of Financial Information at Board Level

     

    1030 am

    Break

     

    1045 am

    Deceptive Accounting

    Importance for Non-executive and Independent Directors

    1215 pm

    Dealing with Related Parties and Communicating with Auditors

    Board Room Exercise

    0100 pm

    Lunch & prayer break

     

    0200 pm

    The Sociology & Physiology of Family Ventures

     

     

    The Culture at Public Sector Corporations

     

    0330 pm

    Break

     

    0345 pm

    Guest Speaker

     

    0500 pm

    Conclusion

    Feedback & Certificate Distribution

     
  • Faculty Profile

    Mahreen Nazar
    Mahreen Nazar is the Assistant Professor in Accounting & Law Department, IBA, Karachi. Mahreen holds L.L.M. from Temple University; L.L.B. from Thames Valley University, London, UK and Certificate of Judicial Training, Sindh Judicial Academy, High Court of Sindh, Karachi. She has 6 years professional experience in civil litigation as an advocate with Burney & Burney, Law Associates. She is also a Member of Pakistan Women Lawyers Association (PAWLA).

    Dr. Huma Baqai
    Dr. Huma Baqai is an Associate Professor, Director Public Affairs and Communication and former Chairperson, Department of Social Sciences, IBA Karachi. She has remained associated with the media for the past several years both as an analyst and anchorperson. She has anchored current affairs shows on NewsOne and PTV. Presently she is associated with Chanel 24 and Radio Pakistan. She has also taught at Department of International Relations, Karachi University for 10+ years. She is a visiting faculty at Air War College, NIMS Karachi and Quetta. She is also serving in the Board of First Women Bank Limited as Independent Director.

    Nausheen Ahmad
    Nausheen Ahmad is currently the Company Secretary and General Counsel of Habib Bank Ltd. She started her legal practice with a corporate law firm Surridge and Beecheno after being called to the Bar from Grays Inn London in 1983.
    Nausheen has an LLM from the University of London and LLB from Kings College London. She also has a degree in the philosophy of religion (AKC) from Kings College London. She is registered as an Advocate of the Sindh High Court, Pakistan. As in house legal counsel she has worked in ICI Pakistan Ltd, Unilever Pakistan Ltd and Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. She was Head Legal and Company Secretary at ICI Pakistan for 10 years.
    Nausheen is currently a director of First Women’s Bank Ltd. and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Lyceum School. During her years in the Corporate Sector she has been Non-Executive Director of the Central Depository Company and has served on the task force on Corporate Governance of the Karachi Stock Exchange and the Overseas Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is also actively involved on behalf of HBL with the legal and regulatory committees of the Pakistan Bank Association and the Pakistan Business Council. She was accredited as a Mediator and Master Trainer by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK in 2006. She conducts Mediation training regularly and has also qualified to train on corporate governance and dispute resolution. Recently she attended a course on Board Governance and Leadership by the Institute of Directors, UK.

    Sadaffe Abid
    Sadaffe is the former CEO and COO of the Kashf Foundation, one of Forbes’ Top 50 microfinance institutions. During her tenure there, she helped grow Kashf from a pilot in two rooms to serve 300,000 women clients by disbursing $200 million in microloans in Pakistan. She was a teaching fellow of Adaptive Leadership at Harvard and has worked on leadership development programs with the Atlantic Council, six Fortune 500 companies, DP World, and Dubai Holding. Sadaffe consults the International Finance Corporation on gender diversity and is a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, where she coaches MBA students. She is a lecturer on social entrepreneurship at CEDEP, INSEAD. Her work at Kashf is profiled in Nicholas Kristoff’s book, Half the Sky, and Isobel Coleman’s book, Paradise Beneath Her Feet. Sadaffe completed a Masters at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, and a B.A. at Mount Holyoke College. She is a recipient of the Mount Holyoke Alumni Achievement Award. She grew up in Pakistan and lives between Dubai and Karachi.
     

  • Fees

    Online IoD Exam Fees
    PKR 25,000/-
    Includes access to IoDs’ Online Learning Zone & Practice Exam Questions

    Program Fees:
    Module 1: PKR 90,000/- per head
    Module 2: PKR 90,000/- per head

    Fee includes SECP Registration, Course Material, Certificate, Lunch, Refreshments & Business Networking.

    Discounts:
    25% discount for IBA Alumni
    20% discount to Bank Alfalah Referrals
    25% early bird discount – register by June 15, 2017
    15% discount for participants registering in both modules.

    For further details:


    Center for Executive Education (CEE)
    Tel: (92-21) 38104701 (Ext. 1804, 1807, 1809, 1812)
    Fax: (92-21) 38103008
    Email: ceeinfo@iba.edu.pk

    cee.iba.edu.pk

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