SYD - So, You Want to be a Director

Course Description This course provides an overview of the directorship landscape in Singapore; the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and benefits of being a director; and the key considerations for accepting a directorship.

The SYD course seeks to provide an appreciation of what it means to be a director of a commercial company. A similar course that is themed on directorships in nonprofit organisations is “So, You Want To Be A NonProfit Director (SYN)”. 
Course Objectives
  1. Provide a macro view of the directorship landscape in Singapore.
  2. Identify the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and benefits of being a commercial director.
  3. Help participants make informed decisions before joining a commercial board.
  4. Share the next steps for a person’s development as a director.
Course Outline
  1. The director landscape.
    a. Who is a director?
    b. The different types of directors.
    c. Board structure.
    d. The regulatory environment in Singapore.
  2. Responsibilities, liabilities and rewards.
    a. The fiduciary duties of a director.
    b. Statutory duties and responsibilities.
    c. Liabilities and conflicts of interest.
    d. Rewards of being a director.
  3. Due diligence.
    a. Due diligence when offered a directorship.
    b. Understanding the company and its key relationships.
  4. The directorship journey.
    a. Examples of various director journeys.
    b. What’s next?
Level Fundamentals.
Target Audience
Aspiring and new directors, and senior managers working with boards.
Course Duration 2 hours (lunch provided).
Delivery Presentations.
Cost SID Member : $140 (excl. GST); $149.80 (incl. GST).
Non-SID Member : $240 (excl. GST); $256.80 (incl. GST).
CPD Hours 2 hours.


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