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Dear Member,

To carry out our mission of uplifting the directorship profession and championing good governance, SID is committed to enhancing awareness of the dual roles of boards – conformance and performance – so as to rally stakeholders to take positive action.

Since 2014, the “Boardroom Matters” column in The Business Times comprising bite-sized articles by SID Council and Committee members has served as a thought leadership resource on important corporate governance issues including effective boards, regulations, directorship, strategy and innovation. We’re excited to launch a fourth volume to complement the collection of articles SID has published over the years, which can be purchased as a box set of three hardcover books. Members have complimentary access to the online versions via the members portal.

Another way to help amplify the importance of governance is via social media. SID’s LinkedIn page just crossed 6,000 followers and we are pleased that the content we are sharing resonates with so many in our ecosystem. It’s humbling to be the director institute in Southeast Asia with the largest following on LinkedIn. If you do not yet follow SID on LinkedIn, please do so. We also encourage you to comment on our posts, contribute your thoughts, and invite your LinkedIn connections to follow our page so that we can collectively spread the message of good governance!

In conjunction with SID’s 25th anniversary, we are using the tagline “Governance For Good” to help communicate the purpose behind our work. It reflects our belief that people, organisations, and societies thrive with good governance, that it is for the good of all. It also conveys our commitment to championing good governance, that we are here for good. Join the movement by using the hashtag #GovernanceForGood and tagging us in your social media posts about SID, directorship, or governance.

Partners multiply our efforts and add to our brand value. It is for this reason that we are establishing the SID Governance For Good Alliance, an assembly of stakeholders in the ecosystem that share our commitment to champion good governance. Many of these partners have been supporting the Institute’s work since its founding years by contributing their time, talent, and resources. All of them share our conviction that governance is critical to sustained value creation for all stakeholders, and to Singapore’s standing in the world.

If your organisation is keen to engage with the board director community, and able to support SID’s initiatives, do get in touch. As of this writing, there are a few remaining sponsorship opportunities for our upcoming golf event. In addition, we have curated a range of exciting ways to support our flagship conference in September which will take on a festival concept this year.

Last but not least, there’s no better advocate for good governance than you, our valued members. We hope that you can lend your voice to SID, so that more board directors invest in quality education, draw on external sources for board appointments, and join us as members. Together, we can achieve more and move the needle on governance!

Yours in directorship,

Su-Yen and Terence


Business Future Series
Operationalising Sustainability for Directors
1 June 2023 

What are the criteria for an effective sustainability strategy to help organisations set their emission reduction goals? Companies seeking to appoint directors and executives to operationalise sustainability within their organisation have to consider the scale and speed of transition. This session is designed to provide directors and senior management with actionable insights to uncover possibilities, calibrate sustainability risks and opportunities, and highlight long-term business implications.   

This programme is supported by Singapore Exchange (SGX Group). Please see terms and conditions to qualify for full SGX Group subsidy of the course fee.



 Subsidiary Board Director Fundamentals
 16 May 2023

The Subsidiary Board Director Fundamentals course is especially curated for board directors of holding companies, joint ventures and subsidiary firms. Launched in February 2023, the course seeks to provide participants with a better understanding of the potential governance risks and pitfalls in parent-subsidiary holding structures. Directors navigating a more complex business environment will benefit from the useful insights and case studies. 
SGD1: Essentials of NonProfit Board Leadership 
16 May 2023 

This is the first module in the SGOOD (Governance for Outstanding Organisation Directors) series of courses specially tailored for the nonprofit sector. Participants will learn about the evolving nonprofit landscape in Singapore and the governance implications for nonprofit boards. And facilitators will highlight the nuances in the governing structures of nonprofit and for-profit organisations. *


  Bringing Digital to the
30 May 2023

Transformations enabled by digital technology are taking place at a rate and scale not seen before, and organisations must find ways to stay ahead. Companies must embed greater agility into their customer experience processes and improve fluidity of backend systems to develop a wider value ecosystem. Discover how best to adopt a “future-back” approach to drive long-term change and growth.
SGD 2: Board Dynamics
20 June 2023

This session looks at how nonprofit boards can benchmark and evaluate their own performance in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities. Using the results of board assessments to enhance board performance, boards can conduct a review of their structure, control processes, competencies and diversity mix. This can facilitate greater team cohesion and clarity of focus to achieve the nonprofit organisation’s vision and mission. *

Training grants are available from the Charities Capability Fund by NCSS, subject to approval. 

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New Members Meet and Mingle
14 April 2023

SID was delighted to welcome new members to its first meet and mingle session of 2023, in partnership with 225SmokeHouse@Padang. Attendees had the opportunity to network with other SID members in a relaxed and casual setting, and connect with representatives from the SID Governing Council and Executive Team. Such events help to build community, and provides an excellent platform for the sharing and exchange of ideas. We look forward to interacting with more SID members at our upcoming events.



Dealing with Workplace Unhappiness and Falling Productivity

Ensuring that an organisation’s workplace productivity and overall health and wellbeing supports a long-term growth strategy is crucial for the success and sustainability of any business. But how can the board and other corporate leaders cultivate an environment that fosters productivity, good health and wellbeing in the workforce? Read Jon Clifton’s article in the SID Directors Bulletin.
  Challenges in Adopting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

While it is widely accepted that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have a proven, positive impact on profitability and sustainability, Singapore organisations remain slow in adopting DEI measures. Developing a more robust dataset on DEI-specific issues can help move the needle, says Simran Toor.  


Directing with Purpose  Board and Directorship Essentials
AustCham, NZ Chamber and CAANZ
23 May 2023 | 5.00pm – 7.30pm | 10 Collyer Quay
Special rates for SID members
Simply select “Public” and apply discount code SID20

Find Your Fit: Choosing Between Private, Non-profit, and Public Sector Board Opportunities
Greater Club and Singapore Global Network
24 May 2023 | 6.30pm – 8.30pm | The Great Room Centennial Tower



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