IFC in collaboration with ICSAN presents Corporate Governance Train the Trainer Certification Programme

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, whose mission is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, is, under its Africa Corporate Governance Programme, collaborating with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), to provide corporate governance advisory services by organizing a Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Nigeria. The Corporation applies financial services, technical expertise, global experience and innovative thinking to help their partners overcome financial, operational and political challenges.

This training will be on Corporate Secretarial Practice and Participants who attend this programme will be certified to train on Corporate Secretarial Practice and will be included among the Institute’s faculty of facilitators.

The details of the training are as follows:

Date: 8th – 11th May, 2017

Duration: Four Days

Location: Lagos Sheraton Hotel, 30, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja

Course Content: This is a Training of Trainers (ToT) and the fundamental concept is to create a faculty of trainers and practitioners who will be schooled and adept in the Experiential Learning Cycle using the IFC Corporate Secretaries Toolkit Resource. This IFC CoSec Toolkit will be distributed in soft and document copies during the course of the ToT.

There are two parts to the ToT: the andragogy (adult education methodology) and the content. The andragogy will be dealt with using the ELC methodology while the content will be typically as contained in IFC CoSec Toolkit which has 3 parts comprising a total of 20 modules. Only 5 of the modules will be taken in the course of the ToT while participants, working within teams, will be expected to simulate an actual training session using any of the modules from the Toolkit.

The draft agenda details the following modules – The Role of the Corporate Secretary, Definitions and Approaches to Corporate Governance, Elements of/Business Case for Corporate Governance.

The ToT will commence at 9am prompt every day with 2 coffee breaks each day while lunch will be served once each day.

Cost for Training: N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira)

Payment Options:

1) First Bank

Account name: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

Account number: 2003620643

2) GT Bank

Account name: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

Account number: 0168087715

Please send your brief profile and evidence of payment to the undersigned on or before the close of business on Friday 5th May, 2017.

Thank you.


Brenda Bowman

Brenda Bowman is a specialist in adult learning, professional development and leadership-coaching.   She has designed and facilitated capacity building workshops on governance, sustainability and leadership throughout the world  for  bankers,  entrepreneurs,  leaders  of  Non-Government Organizations and  Faith-Based  Organizations, government officials, corporate executives and members of boards of directors. She is an authority on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, change management, organizational capacity assessment and the development of governance systems.

She has been a member of the Global Corporate Governance Forum faculty since 2007.  In the Forum’s Training of Trainers workshops she presents the theory and practice of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and experiential learning. She introduces an approach that enhances the experience of adult learners, creates knowledge and leads to high levels of performance and leadership.    She has led conferences and workshops in Algeria, Benin, Dubai, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, USA and Zambia.   She played a leading role in the Forum’s work in Malawi, training a team of facilitators and developing materials to make them relevant to the needs of leaders in an emerging economy.   She is a member of the team that developed a governance curriculum for the banking sector in Nigeria. She has trained over 30 Nigerians in a mentoring program for master trainers of board directors. She is co-authored of the Company Secretary’s Governance Manual.

Her recent work has focused on the development of Supportive Supervision and a culture of Restorative Justice within large organizations.

She sits on the board of an American NGO that works in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture and the Government of the Republic of Congo to improve agricultural production and food security in central Africa.

She holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from Makerere University in Uganda and a Masters in Applied Linguistics (M.Sc.) from Edinburgh University, Scotland.


Alison Dillon Kibirige

Alison Dillon Kibirige is a global expert on corporate governance (Governance, Ethics, CSR and Risk Management). She is Managing Director of AMDK Consultancy & Training Services Limited (AMDK), a business she set up in early 2007, which focuses on improving corporate governance practices in all sectors (private, public and not -for-profit)

globally. Her work at AMDK has taken her throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Alison has served as a member of Boards, Committees and industry working groups since the early 1980s. She is currently Chair of the Uganda Branch of ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), a member of the ICSA (UKRIAT) Council and of ICSA’s Professional Standards Committee, company secretary of aBi Trust and aBi Finance Limited and a Director of the Leadership Team Uganda Ltd.

Alison has worked for the IFC/Global Corporate Governance Forum on projects in Mongolia, Zambia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Malawi. She has developed a series of workshops for IFC for corporate secretaries in developing and emerging markets, Directors of Banks in Nigeria and for SME Governance. Alison has also worked for the African Peer Review (APRM) in Uganda and at the APRM Secretariat in South Africa reviewing the Corporate Governance portion of the APRM Country Self-Assessment Questionnaire.

Alison has worked globally for over 25 years as a company secretary, previously as Secretary to the main Boards of Unilever and Barclays in London. She has also set up and worked as a Director in several SMEs and subsidiaries of multinationals and  been involved in  numerous consultations with  governments, regulators and  industry and professional bodies in Africa, Europe and the US.

She is a Fellow of ICSA and a UK solicitor. Alison was awarded the 2013 ICSA President’s Medal for Meritorious Service, the inaugural ICSA Company Secretary of the Year award in 2005 and has also won awards globally for her work with shareholders.


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