Programmes

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FCD - Module B: The Role of The Board in Talent Management & Succession Planning 07 Nov 2019 ICDM Training Room

This programme focuses on the importance of talent management and succession planning in an organisation at all levels. Explore the common fears and mistakes in implementing talent management and succession planning and learn how a structured approach to implementing talent management and succession planning can be developed. Participants will be exposed to best practices in succession planning and the different types of succession planning models best suited for their organisations’ needs. This programme will also provide detailed techniques and tools to enhance the participants’ abilities in developing and retaining top talent.

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Introduction to Corporate Directorship 14 Nov 2019 ICDM Training Room

The “Introduction to Corporate Directorship” is a foundation programme for aspiring, prospective and newly appointed directors. It is the first programme in the Directors’ Continuous Professional Development (DCPD) on improving the standards of governance in public listed companies. It is essential for the directors to understand the principles and elements of good corporate governance, the fiduciary duties and liabilities as expected under the law and what it takes to be effective within today’s business environment

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The Role of Audit Committees in Ensuring Organisational Integrity, Risk & Governance 20 Nov 2019 ICDM Training Room

This 2-day Audit Committee Programme is specially designed to explore best practices, current trends and issues that are relevant to members of Audit Committees in particular, as well as for all public listed company directors.

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The Role of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee in Human Capital Management 26 Nov 2019 ICDM Training Room

Many of the directors in the Nomination and Remuneration Committees are being appointed to oversee "human capital" responsibilities with little managerial or operational experience in these areas. In this 1-day programme, participants will explore the fundamentals of organisational design, the process of nomination, criteria for the right fit of a board's role, remuneration parameters and the key factors affecting decisions on board remuneration.

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FCD – Module A: The Role of the Board in Strategy & Risk Management Oversight 05 Dec 2019 ICDM Training Room

This 1-day Board Strategy & Risk Management Programme is a core module designed to explore the role of the Board in strategy setting and implementation in order to meet its goals whilst responding to changes in its environment. The programme also focuses on the importance of a top-down approach in risk management by the Board in efforts to cultivate a proactive approach.

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Doing Business in the Digital Age 10 Dec 2019 ICDM Training Room

The ‘disruption’ caused by digital technology is one of the biggest threats facing companies today. The reason for this is often straightforward. Many companies simply aren’t prepared for the new demands of the digital transformation. And even if a company understands the technologies, they are often surprised by its new and disruptive applications. Or, they don’t foresee the changing demands of the market/consumers or take the new market entrants seriously. For some, they simply don’t see the new opportunities of the digital age.

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FCD - Module E: Stakeholder Voice in the Boardroom 11 Dec 2019 ICDM Training Room

More than ever before, companies and boards are facing growing pressure from their stakeholders to integrate new ideas and voices towards their strategy development to enhance commercial success, reduce risk and create shared value. How should companies respond to these challenges? What must companies do to build confidence and remain relevant in a globally connected digital age? What would be the future of stakeholder engagement as we move into a more collaborative, inclusive and strategic engagement?

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Cyber Risk in the Boardroom 31 Dec 2019 ICDM Training Room

Boards must recognise that cyber security can no longer be confined within the domain of ‘IT risk’ and is a major risk factor that requires focus, resources, leadership and governance. The Global Risks Report 2018 published by the World Economic Forum has once again listed cyber security as one of the top risks faced by businesses of today. In fact, cyber security is ranked 3rd in terms of overall likelihood of occurrence and hence, reaffirms the pressing and urgent need for boards to prioritise this issue.

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The Board Chair - The First Among Equals 31 Dec 2019 ICDM Training Room

There has never been a more important time for competent corporate leadership, globally. The Board Chair is one of the most significant players in the Board Space and the Corporate ecosystem. The Chair is ‘the first among equals’ and its role is more challenging than ever before. The Chair has a critical leadership role, together with the CEO, in leading, partnering and delegating, to shape the architecture of the company and support the board (and management) to successfully navigate the complexity of the contemporary volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous and disruptive (VUCAD) global ecosystem and deliver outcomes.

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FCD - Module D: How COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework Improves Organisational Performance and Governance? 31 Dec 2019 ICDM Training Room

As the complexity of risk changes with new risks emerging, the importance of considering risk in both the strategy-setting process and in driving performance becomes even more apparent. Taking this lead, the Committee of Sponsoring Organisations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) ERM Framework, one of the most widely recognised and applied risk management frameworks in the world, has taken an initiative and updated its framework in June 2017.

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FCD - Module B: The Role of The Board in Talent Management & Succession Planning 31 Dec 2019 ICDM Training Room

This programme focuses on the importance of talent management and succession planning in an organisation at all levels. Explore the common fears and mistakes in implementing talent management and succession planning and learn how a structured approach to implementing talent management and succession planning can be developed. Participants will be exposed to best practices in succession planning and the different types of succession planning models best suited for their organisations’ needs. This programme will also provide detailed techniques and tools to enhance the participants’ abilities in developing and retaining top talent.

External Programmes

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Global Women On Boards (GWOB) 04 Nov 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The seven-month programme is modular and will be hosted across East Africa and Malaysia to provide participants the opportunity to appreciate the differences in overall board governance, leadership and dynamics in boardrooms spanning borders.

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Future-Proofing Business in the Digital Age 23 Jul 2019 Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

In today’s digital age, change is inevitable. The technology and processes that are currently being adopted for your business are not guaranteed to work for you in the future. As a result of this, it is imperative that you are always planning ahead. Future-proofing helps one to anticipate and prepare something in such a way that it will not become ineffective or unsuitable for use in the future. In this conference, we ask some of the essential agendas that the board members and professionals need to think of in future-proofing their company and business.

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The Board Journey 02 Jul 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In support of the gender diversity agenda, ICDM is encouraging talented senior women executives to participate in this unique 3.5-day programme which is aimed at nurturing talented women executives for directorship opportunities and lay the ground work for future placements on boards of public and private companies. ICDM members will be entitled to 15% savings and will obtain 20 CPD pointsupon completion.

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Audit Conference Committee 2019: Meeting the New Expectations 15 Apr 2019 Connexion Conference & Event Centre

Audit Committee is a central pillar of effective corporate governance which provides effective oversight of performance, independence and objectivity of the audit function. This is in parallel with the current events related to the corporate governance matters. This annual conference is a must-attend event for audit committee members as they navigate the governance landscape and fulfil their fiduciary responsibilities.

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The Board Journey 26 Mar 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton KL

In support of the gender diversity agenda, ICDM is encouraging talented senior women executives to participate in this unique 3.5-day programme which is aimed at nurturing talented women executives for directorship opportunities and lay the ground work for future placements on boards of public and private companies. ICDM members will be entitled to 15% savings and will obtain 20 CPD pointsupon completion.

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Governance Symposium 2019 07 Mar 2019 Hilton Petaling Jaya

Good governance depends on a robust governance eco-system where all parties are co-operating in harmony and compliant to the rule of just and equitable laws, to protect stakeholders’ and public interest.This Symposium seeks to bring together decision makers from diverse companies and industries to discuss processes and solutions for enhancing governance, which in turn will support the continuing development of a healthier and more robust governance eco-system.

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Sustainability: Governance 27 Feb 2019 Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Discover the solution to these compelling questions at the Sustainability : Governance Conference 2019 and realize the secrets towards creating long term value for your organisation.

Past Programmes

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International Directors Summit 2019 14 Oct 2019 Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur

The International Directors Summit is the first regional platform that aims to gather over 500 corporate directors from ASEAN and beyond to network, collaborate, exchange insights and meet with the greatest minds in governance as they deliberate on the largest issues facing today’s boardrooms. Save the date!

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FCD - Module C: Financial Language in the Boardroom 02 Oct 2019 ICDM Training Room

This 2-day core programme is the third module of the FCD series. The overall objective is to impart key financial reporting and analysis competencies and skills expected of directors, especially for those who do not have a financial background. At the end of the programme, directors should be able to make better data-supported judgment and contributions during boardroom discussions or decision-making on financial matters.

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PowerTalk #6: How Boards can Build Reputation Resilience 25 Sep 2019 ICDM Training Room

In the recent years, the deluge of high-profile corporate scandals and turmoil have affected businesses, their leaders and in some instances, industry sectors. Some of these scandals have posed a genuine threat to the survival of companies .

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The Role of The Board in Risk Management of Legal Issues During Mergers & Acquisitions 05 Sep 2019 ICDM Training Room

M&A continues to ramp up in scale, has been the driving force; and is an essential part of corporate business strategy. Company directors and senior management should master the art of managing M&A, in leading and growing their business ahead of the competition. Malaysia has seen its fair share of interesting M&As, especially in the banking sector, plantation, pharmaceutical and food & beverages. The success rate has been mixed and forms an interesting case study on what makes or breaks an M&A deal. Members of Board of Directors attending this course, will be better placed to understand the complete M&A deal cycle that needs to be contemplated when considering undertaking an M&A related a...

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Masterclass: Board Evaluation - If Not, Why Not? 29 Aug 2019 ICDM Training Room

Board Reviews are mandatory in some jurisdictions or at least highly recommended. A Board Review, when strategically designed and skillfully delivered, can assist boards in proactively maximising the organisation’s capacity in building alignment and realising its vision, mission, and outputs. An impactful and meaningful board review engagement best practice advocates that the engagement should move away from a ‘box-ticking’ exercise to a forensic self and situational reflection.

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PowerTalk #4: Say on Pay: What do Boards Need to Know? 13 Aug 2019 Conference Hall 2, Securities Commission Malaysia

In today’s economy, no companies can fend itself off from becoming a target of activist investors – whether they are large or small, underperforming or a market leader.

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Digital Upskilling for Boards 05 Aug 2019 Conference Hall 1, Securities Commission Malaysia

Digitalisation is the hottest topic in town – but companies are now having to look into not just ’why’, but ‘how’ and ‘what’ to do next. Develop a digital savvy board strategy - gain better knowledge of the technology landscape by identifying the various issues and concerns in a social media environment and an IoT environment. Understand the impact of artificial intelligence on board dynamics and develop a positive attitude towards digital change. Analyse your business to discover which digital strategies can benefit your company.

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The Role of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee in Human Capital Management 23 Jul 2019 Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Many of the directors in the Nomination and Remuneration Committees are being appointed to oversee "human capital" responsibilities with little managerial or operational experience in these areas. In this 1-day programme, participants will explore the fundamentals of organisational design, the process of nomination, criteria for the right fit of a board's role, remuneration parameters and the key factors affecting decisions on board remuneration.

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FCD - Module C: Financial Language in the Boardroom 15 Jul 2019 Aloft Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

This 2-day core programme is the third module of the FCD series. The overall objective is to impart key financial reporting and analysis competencies and skills expected of directors, especially for those who do not have a financial background. At the end of the programme, directors should be able to make better data-supported judgment and contributions during boardroom discussions or decision-making on financial matters.

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PowerTalk #4: When Disruption Meets Tradition 27 Jun 2019 Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Indisputably, disruption is still the most powerful trend that is impacting the business continuity of a modern company in the 21st century landscape. The current spectrum of traditional genres and degrees of innovation may not be adequate. In practice, innovations must be done repeatedly, sustainably and scalably – the intent is not to replicate yesterday’s success but to create tomorrow’s success today.

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Introduction to Corporate Directorship 18 Jun 2019 The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Are you an aspiring, prospective or newly appointed director? If you are, it is essential that you understand the principles and elements of good corporate governance, the fiduciary duties and liabilities as expected under the law and what it takes to be an effective director within today’s business environment. This 1.5-day programme will provide a strong foundation towards your corporate directorship journey.

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FCD – Module A: The Role of the Board in Strategy & Risk Management Oversight 29 Apr 2019 Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

This 1-day Board Strategy & Risk Management Programme is a core module designed to explore the role of the Board in strategy setting and implementation in order to meet its goals whilst responding to changes in its environment. The programme also focuses on the importance of a top-down approach in risk management by the Board in efforts to cultivate a proactive approach.

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The Role of Audit Committees in Ensuring Organisational Integrity, Risk & Governance 09 Apr 2019 The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

This 2-day Audit Committee Programme is specially designed to explore best practices, current trends and issues that are relevant to members of Audit Committees in particular, as well as for all public listed company directors.

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PowerTalk #3: Revisiting the Misconception of Board Remuneration 13 Mar 2019 Forum, Level 1, Sasana Kijang

There are increasing demands on directors of today – with independent non-executive directors (NEDs) carrying the same legal duties, responsibilities and potential liabilities as their executive counterparts. NEDs play an integral balancing role in segregating management and independent supervision and it is therefore essential that remuneration remains attractive to appeal to the relevant experienced and skilled individuals. Despite the increase in risks, responsibilities and expectations, remuneration for NEDs has not increased in line with executive remuneration. The ideal board remuneration issue has always been a challenge in many countries, but efforts to commensurate NEDs’ fee with...

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Introduction to Corporate Directorship 29 Jan 2019 Pullman Kuala Lumpur

The “Introduction to Corporate Directorship” is a foundation programme for aspiring, prospective and newly appointed directors. It is the first programme in the Directors’ Continuous Professional Development (DCPD) on improving the standards of governance in public listed companies. It is essential for the directors to understand the principles and elements of good corporate governance, the fiduciary duties and liabilities as expected under the law and what it takes to be effective within today’s business environment

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PowerTalk #2: Would A Business Judgment Rule Help Directors Sleep Better at Night? 17 Dec 2018 Majestic 1, Level 3, Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This session on the Business Judgement Rule discusses the protection conferred to directors who take reasonable amounts of risk consistent with the standard of care expected of them. With this in mind, directors should willingly assume more calculated risks which will in turn lead to greater innovation, dynamism and constant change amongst businesses that are vital ingredients for economies to prosper.

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PowerTalk #1: Effective Boards in a VUCA World (Past event) 31 Oct 2018 Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The modern environment for almost any organisation, is increasingly volatile and fraught with complex and demanding challenges. The ways in which these challenges are addressed by boards often have far ranging, even unforeseen, consequences for their organisations. Organisations are increasingly being scrutinised (and judged) by a wide range of external stakeholders. How boards determine not just the direction, strategies and goals of their organisations but how they set their ethos and manage their impact, is becoming critically important, not just to their reputation but to overall performance and even their existence.

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