The Boardroom Africa

Training & Development

TheBoardroom Africa promotes exceptional female talent to boards across the continent.

Open Doors

Open Doors

Open Doors is the globally-accredited board training of its kind offered to women leaders from across Africa. This seven-day programme covers key areas of governance, finance, strategy and leadership and provides a foundation in effective directorship towards a Certificate in Company Direction awarded by the London Institute of Directors. The curriculum features unique content developed by TheBoardroom Africa to help African women navigate boardroom challenges and includes leading research on the benefits of board diversity.

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Register to our next Open Doors

Thursday, November 12

Virtual

Open Doors is the globally-accredited board training of its kind offered to women leaders from across Africa. This seven-day programme covers key areas of governance, finance, strategy and leadership and provides a foundation in effective directorship towards a Certificate in Company Direction awarded by the London Institute of Directors. The curriculum features unique content developed by TheBoardroom Africa to help African women navigate boardroom challenges and includes leading research on the benefits of board diversity.

Webinars

Whether you are an expert or a first-time director, TBR Africa’s monthly webinar series provides practical guidance on common issues that may arise in the course of board service. These interactive sessions cover diverse topics from “How to prepare a board-ready CV” to “Building Organizational Resilience”

Webinar Topics

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Navigating cross-cultural communication

Navigating cross-cultural communication

A visionary approach to strategic planning

A visionary approach to strategic planning

Transitioning to NED roles in new industries

Transitioning to NED roles in new industries

Antifragility in times of disruption

Antifragility in times of disruption

Upcoming Webinar

upcoming-webinar

Managing Conflict in the Work Environment

Contributor: Rachel Nyaradzo Adams

Tuesday, September 29

Virtual

Of the five stages of a team, none is more dreaded than the second – storming. Leaders who are often very confident in other aspects of people engagement often find themselves lacking when it comes to conflict. In a survey done by Stanford Business School and the Miles Group, results showed that most CEOs want to develop in the area of conflict resolution because almost all issues that come to the CEO’s desk have an element of conflict to them. It is also likely because many of us, including executive leaders, have still not mastered the science and art of conflict. Conflict therefore becomes one of the leader’s worst nightmares. When a conflict situation arises, leaders often find themselves with limited tools to both resolve the conflict but also to use it for strategic learning. This session will help leaders better understand both the science and art of conflict and will leave them with the awareness to embrace conflict when it arrives.

Masterclasses

TBR Africa offers small-group masterclasses for members which include live video instruction with experts, interactive assignments and activities. These in-depth offerings are tailored towards refining member skills in many key areas from negotiation to finance and more.

Our contributors

Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah Morton-Dare

Programme Lead for Finance, Institute of Directors London

Upcoming Masterclass

Upcoming Masterclass

Financial Literacy for Non-Financial Directors

Contributor: Deborah Morton-Dare

Thursday, September 17

Virtual

This is a series of 5 sessions aimed at leaders who do not have a financial background. The first 2 sessions are intended to provide an introduction to core financial topics that should provide the foundation for all senior executives to fulfil their duties and make better informed strategic decisions.The final 3 sessions are intended to cover the importance of financial skills in communicating and reporting to our stakeholders. The wider financial landscape will be explained, together with a broader understanding of how financial skills are applied in investment decision making.

Mentorship Programmes

Mentorship Programmes

TBR Africa offers its members 1-on-1 cross-company, cross-sector mentorship opportunities connecting experienced executives who possess experience serving on the boards of top organisations with emerging leaders in the early stage of their board journey. These sessions provide guidance to enable members to succeed at the boardroom and effectively navigate boardroom and leadership challenges.

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