Growing companies through high performing boards – Workshop by Carl Bates

Overview of workshop

Privately-held and family companies are not usually ‘market leaders’ when it comes to board processes, particularly as governance is so often considered to be compliance-focused, bureaucratic and only for the realm of listed or large public companies. However, when fully understood and effectively implemented, governance becomes a key driver of long-term sustainability and success.

In this full-day workshop, Carl Bates will share the key insights gained in the writing of ‘Traversing the Avalanche’, along with the methodology required to support the effective implementation of a board process.

Course objectives:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the importance and process in the selection of non-executive directors
  • Understand the requirements and responsibilities of boards and directors
  • Focus the board agenda, discussion topics and the annual board plan
  • Improve the understanding and mastery of the ‘three hats’ of shareholder, director and manager
  • Evaluate the board’s effectiveness and the impact of the process around board meetings
  • Gain knowledge of the eight dimensions of governance as encapsulated in the Sirdar Enterprise Governance Compass
About the facilitator: Carl Bates

Carl Bates is a global entrepreneur, speaker, author, mentor and director. Currently based in South Africa, he is a dynamic entrepreneur from New Zealand who guides small to medium businesses and privately-held companies to achieve Extreme Business Success.

He is passionate about empowering business owners to break through the barriers that confine them to a life of long hours, hard work and little reward. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs has inspired and enabled Carl to transform the attitudes and practices of business owners around the world.


He challenges them to create a business legacy they can be proud of and supports them to see the potential and the possibilities for their own business. Carl is always focused on ensuring areas of growth are identified and shareholder value is maximised. Considered an international expert on the education and implementation of enterprise governance in small and medium businesses and privately-held companies, Carl is a sought after keynote speaker and strategic advisor for a variety of organisations and companies. Carl has conducted seminars for diverse audiences, from MBA students and university graduates to industry associations, chambers of commerce and YPO Chapter events. He has also spoken globally at many conferences and business expos.
Fees for one full day workshop including lunch and coffee breaks:
Non-Member –  Rs 10,000
MIoD & MIPA Member –  Rs 8,200
See MIoD website for full details and bookings

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