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Past Programmes

4 CPD points HRDF Claimable

Masterclass: Board Evaluation – If Not, Why Not

Robert Gordon

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.

This fast-paced, interactive, half-day Masterclass will explore and articulate the attributes of an effective Board Review engagement through a TED style presentation, enhanced with questionnaires and group reflection, bringing directors up to speed with the trends across the Asia Pacific Region and global best practices models. It will reference evidence-based governance research data supported by case studies and war stories across five jurisdictions over the last decade. By the end of the Masterclass, the participants will be able to:

  • Familiarise themselves with a Metamodel -the Integral Board – a practical framework of boardroom architecture that will enable participants to comprehensively and systemically grasp any aspect of their own Board’s Eco System.
  • Learn to appreciate a more nuanced understanding of the systemic interactions within the board that impact performance and outcomes – people, psychology, behaviours, culture and processes, procedures and protocols.
  • Identify the characteristics of a good Board Review as well as useful templates and tools available for decision making, planning and action plans.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the evolution of the Board Evaluation process over the last two decades.
  • Explain why evaluation for board and key executives should be reviewed regularly against both quantitative and qualitative outcomes.
  • List the pros and cons of a board review engagement.
  • Explore the various models currently employed and what an optimal Malaysian protocol might look like.
  • Reflect on how organisations might benefit from the best practices model.
  • Explore and outline how a Board Review can be an excellent return on investment (ROI)


Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon is the CEO of Australian-based consultancy, Board Accord, with reach across Australia into NZ and Asia. He has two decades experience consulting, coaching and mentoring in the c-suites and the Boardroom. He was invited by IBM and JP Morgan to introduce the discourse on Workplace Stress and Resilience into the modern Chinese Corporate economy, in 2004, presenting to senior executives in China, HK and Taiwan.

Over the last six years he has facilitated numerous board, chair, CEO and management reviews. His clients include listed companies, not-for-profit organisations, ports, government instrumentalities, indigenous organisations and trusts, co-operatives and sporting organisations. He presents topics on Boardroom Performance and Dynamics at conferences and universities and is regularly referenced in journals. His master’s dissertation researched Workplace Stress and Resilience and his clinical practice was in a maximum security prison, documenting Impulse Control.

A graduate of both the AICD’s International Director Program (UAE) and INSEAD International Directors Program (Singapore, Paris), he is also certified in multiple behavioral and psychological assessments, Solution Focused Problem Solving and many others.

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Day 1 | 29 August 2019
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 10.30am Module 1:
The Emergence and Evolution of the Board Review
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 1.00pm Module 2:
The Objectives of an Effective Board Review
1.00pm – 2.00pm Networking Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Module 3:
The Structure of a Board Review
3.30pm – 4.00pm Networking Break
4.00pm – 5.00pm Module 4:
The Challenges of Implementing a Board Review
5.00pm End of Programme

ICDM reserves the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the event and will not be responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.