Best Practices of Effective Boards


Training investment is inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

P 2,980.00 / person - when you register and pay on or before August 3

P 3,980.00 / person - Regular Rate

Add ₱450 for a printed copy of a certificate of attendance inclusive of delivery charge


Many start-up founders and families in business are often at a loss as to how their corporate boards can truly add value to their businesses. This three-hour corporate governance program provides both a comprehensive and practical roadmap as to how such firms can transform boards on paper to working boards that perform. Internationally-benchmarked but fully adapted to the local context, participants will be loaded with practical take-aways as they address the following key themes:


  • Value: WHAT value can a corporate board contribute to the business?
  • Capability: WHO should be on the board and how can they best support the organization?
  • Focus: WHEN and HOW should a board exercise collaborative leadership?
  • Perspective: HOW can a board best facilitate business sustainability?

Course Director & Lecturer

Atty. Teodoro Kalaw IV

One of the most senior Fellows and an incumbent trustee of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Atty. Kalaw is primarily responsible for creating and developing ICD’s Governance Framework for Family-Owned or Controlled Corporations and has counseled and taught such both locally and internationally, with the latter aspect particularly as a consultant to the World Bank's International Finance Corporation.

He is the only Filipino triple-certified (1) as both a sustainability trainer by the Global Reporting Initiative and a sustainability reporting specialist by the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners; (2) in the Balanced Scorecard strategy management process by the Palladium, the firm of Professors Kaplan & Norton (the Harvard Business School faculty who conceptualized this leading performance methodology); and (3) as certified Compliance & Ethics Professional - International by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics.

He presently serves as an independent board director of the shipping and logistics firm Gothong Southern. Atty. Kalaw’s 5 graduate degrees include a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.

Who Should Attend?

  • Start-up founders creating or building their first working boards
  • Families in business seeking to transform their paper boards to working boards
  • Working boards seeking to go back to the basics and review international benchmarks for board effectiveness
Course Outline


A. The Map is NOT the Territory!

  • The Modern Director's Training Trap


B. Key Roles / Core Practices: WHAT Effective Boards Really Focus On

  • 3 Key Roles pf Corporate Boards
  • 7 Core Principles of Corporate Boards
  • Founded on 4 timeless governance themes


C. Collaborative Leadership: HOW Boards are Effective

  • When the Board Should LEAD Management
  • When the Board Should WORK WITH Management
  • When the Board Should OVERSEE & SUPPORT Management


D. Take-Aways to Apply TODAY

  • In a Nutshell: Collaborative Leadership Across the 7 Core Best Practices of Effective Corporate Boards
  • Self-Assessment: Is Your Board Ready to Exercise Collaborative Leadership?


E. Question-and-Answer Segment

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.

Attending this training is not covered by Philippine Procurement Law or RA 9184 based on its Revised IRR’s Section 4.5-b. which classifies training continuing education, conferences and similar activities as "non-procurement activities that shall be governed by applicable COA, CSC, and DBM rules".
Contact Details

Contact Person: Elisha Afloro
Mobile Number 09399148689
Telefax: (+632) 8842-7148 or 59

Account Name: Center for Global Best Practices Foundation, Inc.

Metrobank: 495-3-495-504-418
Unionbank: 0013-3002-7702
PNB: 1477-7000-0961
Landbank: 3832-1015-82


Unit 905 Richville Corporate Tower
1107 Alabang-Zapote Road
Madrigal Business Park
Muntinlupa City, 1780, Philippines

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