The success of directors and governance professionals does not come easy. It requires education, training
and networking. Hawkamah has therefore designed a flagship “Director Development Program”, DDP.
The DDP lays the foundation for capacity building, educating current and aspiring board members and
governance professionals. It equips current and future board members with the core knowledge needed to
fulfill their duties effectively.
Effective boards require suitably qualified board members, hence Hawkamah recommends training both for the
board as a whole, and for individual board members. That is why we deliver the DDP in different formats;
open enrollment, company tailored, and one-on-one for individual directors. This helps those who need to
probe more into specific issues or ask questions related to their own companies in a confidential manner
to do so privately and in confidence.
The DDP is designed as a highly interactive program containing regional and global case studies, group
exercises and international best practice examples to give participants the utmost room for sharing
experiences amongst their peers.
Candidates are required to take the "Introduction to Corporate Governance"
workshop prior to attending the rest of the programmes.
Introduction to Corporate Governance
Financial Stewardship and Accountability
Each participant will receive an attendance certificate after the completion of each part of the
program’s 4 parts. Participants can also take an optional online assessment to become a Certified
Directors. To pursue the certification, the attendee has to attend all four parts of the program and
must pass the online assessment with an average of 80%.
The successful candidate will receive a certification of completion of the “Professional Directorship
Certificate” from the Institute. Certified Directors are thereafter promoted to serve on various types
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Participants who pay the full price of all four parts of the program are eligible for a free one-year
membership of Hawkamah.