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Dear Member,

Happy Lunar New Year of the Rabbit!
The Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope is often characterised as an intelligent, athletic and social animal (not to mention, the luckiest of the 12!). Likewise, the year ahead looks set to be an energetic one as SID takes big leaps forward with many exciting initiatives.
In February, we have lined up a series of professional development courses and networking events, including:

  • Subsidiary Board Director Fundamentals for members serving or planning to 
    serve on the boards of subsidiary companies and joint ventures.
  • Pit-Stop on Climate Risk Reporting, highlighting key trends and impending 
    regulatory changes.
  • Market outlook for 2023 in partnership with OCBC Bank.
  • Watch appreciation networking session in collaboration with Breitling. 

Check out the full list of professional development courses and events here.

In 2023, we will continue to focus on increasing our value and maximising our potential via SID’s five strategic pillars: Great Experience, Great Work, Great Brand, Great Partners and Great Team.
We are grateful that more than 150 members have stepped forward to serve as SID Committee Members, volunteering their time, talent and resources in partnership with the Governing Council and Executive Team to advance SID’s mission. The 25 Committees collectively contribute towards SID’s work across Member Experience, Thought Leadership, Ecosystems and Infrastructure.
If you are inspired to contribute to the Institute in its milestone 25th Anniversary year, here are a few ways you can be part of the action:

  • Apply your expertise to help advance directorship and governance. We are      
    always on the lookout for faculty, speakers, writers, mentors and other experts 
    who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.
  • Champion board renewal by listing (or referring) open board positions for listed 
    companies, private companies, startups, charities and statutory boards on our
    board listing service.
  • Refer fellow board directors or corporate leaders to sign up as SID members.
  • Sponsor (or connect us to sponsors) for our flagship events, including the Golf  Tournament on 16 June, Directors Conference on 20 September, and our inaugural Members Gala on 30 November.
  • Speak to us about our newly launched Annual Corporate Partnership programme, or explore a tailored partnership that meets your organisation’s objectives.

We hope you are as excited about the year ahead as we are, and we look forward to your active engagement and contribution to a thriving governance ecosystem!

Yours in directorship,

Su-Yen and Terence



Listed Entity Director (LED) Programme 2023

A pre-requisite course, supported by the Singapore Exchange, for first-time appointees on boards of listed companies. Register today for any one of the core, and/or elective modules that will provide you with the requisite skills and knowledge to better execute your director duties. Choose from the many dates available.





Subsidiary Board Directors
15 February 2023 

Check out this new online course, specially curated for subsidiary board directors. Find out how boards in subsidiary and joint venture companies are created, and get insights into the unique governance issues they face. Learn from case studies, best practices and tips that will help you better navigate your directorship journey. 
So, You Want to be a NonProfit Director
17 February 2023

Find out more about the duties, liabilities and benefits of directorship in nonprofit organisations (NPOs). Speakers will share what it means to be on the board of an NPO and what are the key considerations in joining a nonprofit board.



Climate Risk Reporting 
24 February 2023

Get updated on the latest trends and developments in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters that will impact businesses. What are some of the essential differences between financial and sustainability reporting, and how can companies prepare for the upcoming regulatory changes?.
Director Financial Reporting Fundamentals
2 March 2023

A great course for new or aspiring directors with limited or no financial background. Learn more about good financial practices, company financial statements, financial reporting and filing. 





View more Courses and Events



Managing Headwinds: Focus on Sustainability and digital 

Companies view strategic investments in sustainability and digital as key to overcoming risks to business growth – and boards can help them succeed with clear leadership and oversight.
  Changing Priorities for Asia Business Leaders 

As Asia’s corporate landscape shifts towards services, digitising and climbing the value chain, the economy is making way for hyperglobalised, technology-driven companies. The role of corporate leaders and their priorities need to evolve as well.



Breitling World & Whisky Appreciation
10 February 2023 | 4.00pm – 6.00pm | The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Take the opportunity to expand your professional network – meet and mingle with fellow directors at our members networking event, organised in collaboration with Swiss watchmaker Breitling.

Members Price: S$50.00 (incl. GST)


Are We Entering a Recession?
15 February 2023 | 6.15pm – 8.00pm | 65 Chulia Street

Reeling from the pandemic, is the world facing another recession? Rising inflation and interest rates highlight the tricky situation the global economy and investment markets are facing. Learn more about the outlook for 2023, and potential investment opportunities available at our member networking session, conducted in partnership with OCBC Bank.
For SID Members only: Complimentary    


Board Connect Forum: Effective Board Culture

National Council of Social Service (NCSS)
 15 February 2023 | 3.00pm – 5.00pm | NCSS Auditorium  



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