Professional governance consulting and corporate training workshop facilitators

Our team of professionally qualified and experienced trainers and advisers work with the Board of Directors, the CEO and the Senior Executive team, including the Company Secretary or Chief Governance Officer. Adding value through accredited continue professional development corporate training and masterclass workshops for a tailored learning experience.


Professional corporate governance training

Professional corporate governance training is a key element for any organisation to learn and grow together. Corporate governance is vital at every level of each organisation irrespective of the size of the business. All businesses need to start thinking about a professional corporate governance training plan to ensure that employees, executives and directors get access to relevant and up to date knowledge and facilitated learning. Organisations that align their strategy, corporate culture and business objectives within an agreed corporate governance framework are usually the most successful and sustainable businesses. We know the value of continued learning for employees throughout the organisation, this learning can be through on the job training or a combination of facilitated in-house corporate training and external masterclasses and workshops. Organisations which invest in their employees by sending them on bespoke in-house corporate training or on professionally facilitated masterclasses find that employees are more engaged and committed. Learning and development is a core pillar in succession planning and career advancement, this in turn leads to a pipeline of highly skilled and knowledgeable employees at different levels across the business.   

We pride ourselves as being one of the top accredited continued professional development (CPD) trainers and workshop providers in Dubai and the Middle East. Our team of experienced and qualified professionals provide interactive and engaging training masterclasses for directors, senior executives and company secretaries. This is through case studies, group exercises and open-mic sessions for sharing thought leadership and strategic thinking. We also provide corporate training masterclasses and workshops internationally, we mainly cover the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South East Asia but are happy to travel to other locations and training your teams in-house.  

Governance Gurus has brought together some of the leading minds on corporate governance, change management, human resource management and corporate culture. The team are passionate about designing, implementing and embedding governance frameworks, internal controls and policies to improve processes, systems and business performance.Our subject matter gurus regularly speak at conferences, seminars and at breakfast briefings. They also facilitate corporate training masterclasses and workshops across the following disciplines: corporate governance, advanced company secretarial skills, risk management and compliance frameworks, human resource consulting, executive coaching and leadership. Finding the right training partner is vital for ensuring effective training and professional facilitation for the workshops and courses your employees attend. Our masterclass courses and in-house training programmes are best in class and we tailor the training specifically to the needs of delegates and even adapt the learning outcomes to fit with the expectations of delegates. Here are just a few quotes from happy delegates:

“Having been a ‘student’ in Robert’s Masterclass recently in Dubai; I would like to share with everyone this opinion…Robert is an expert at what he does. What impressed me the most was that we were a diverse class of leaders from a number of Countries; teaching’ leaders is never easy, as opinions on every subject under the sun, ‘without and within’ the course content would spring up daily. Robert allowed those moments of discussions but would then masterfully guide us back to the course content for the day. The Masterclass on Corporate Governance was completed in good time. We left enriched with knowledge and understanding as Case studies and role playing was a method of teaching that Robert applied very well. Great relationships among participants were developed for future business where possible. Great work Robert! I recommend you to anyone or organization that may need your services; they will get value for their money …” Nora Bannerman CEO, Sleek Garments Export Ltd (second generation family business), AFRICA Sleek ‘ICT’ and Member, Governing Board of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

“I have worked with Rob at Governance Gurus for corporate governance consultancy and strategic business planning. His knowledge is vast and invaluable, he is able to understand dynamic scenarios quickly and provide expert advice with various options based on the specific requirements. I can’t recommend him highly enough and would gladly work with him again in the future.“ Christopher Morley – Founder and Consultant at Unified Microsystems (UAE, Philippines)

“Robert’s depth of knowledge, organisational skills and undaunting leadership have provided a solid base from which to forge my own career in the corporate & trust services industry.” Matthew Allen – Director – Private Wealth Services at JTC Group

“Robert was brought into the Dubai Properties Group (“DPG”) to enhance the overall governance framework and improve the quality of information provided to the Board and its Committees for decision making. As Chairwomen of DPG’s Executive Human Capital Committee and Vice-Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee I work very closely with Robert to ensure that DPG adopts best practice on governance and compliance. Robert is passionate about corporate governance and is a very capable Board Secretary. There has been a marked improvement in the overall decision making at the DPG Board and its Committees as Robert works closely with senior management and the directors to further enhance the quality of the agendas, the content of meeting packs and information presented by way of business plans or proposals. Robert strives for excellence and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that Board and Committee meetings run smoothly and that the directors and senior management are well prepared and fully briefed. In the last 18 months Robert developed the Board Relationship Management Policy and implementation guidelines and conducted awareness sessions with all teams submitting proposals to the directors for their consideration and approval. With Robert’s vast governance and board advisory experience he would be an asset to any organisation.” Hala Badri – Currently Director General at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

Corporate culture and an organisation’s risk appetite and tolerances set the tone for employees, senior management and the Board. Organisations also need to manage relations with their stakeholders and shareholders. This can be successfully achieved through human resource management, employee engagement and performance measurement and rewards. Change management and business transformation projects can only be successful through sufficient planning, effective communication and by getting buy-in at all levels of the organisation. Most change initiatives fail due to a lack of urgency, reduced momentum or ineffective planning and communication. Our experienced transformation gurus will help you design and project manage your change imitative to maximise the success rate of the change management project.  

Whether you need to change your corporate culture or the perceptions of your stakeholders’ with respect of your core values and business objectives, we can add fresh perspectives and ideas to help design and implement sustained cultural business strategy. Change management is the thread which engages and empowers employees to apply human capital policies and procedures as part of the overall all corporate governance framework. Client centric and engaged employees, who are socially responsible. Engaged employees are also extremely valuable human capital assets who help an organisation achieve its objectives. An organisation is only successful through engaged, experienced and a knowledgeable workforce. This is the reason professional corporate governance training should form part of your strategic plan for sustainability, succession and excellence.

Our team of professionally qualified and experienced advisers would be delighted to work with your organisation, department or team. If you want us to provide your teams with a tailored in-house workshop or provide strategic thinking and support to a change initiative get in touch here. 

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