Board Education

Boards are often incorrectly thought of firstly as a practice reserved for big businesses and corporates, and secondly as a group whose key role is to ensure compliance. In reality, a board of directors is a critical business tool for privately-held companies and family businesses to improve performance, increase company value and deliver a return to shareholders and other stakeholders. Where could your understanding of high-performance boards be improved?

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Sirdar’s education programmes are delivered with the support of a diverse range of ‘terrain experts’ or specialists who are inspired to share what they know or have learnt. Practical tools, insights and approaches are a key feature of all Sirdar’s education events and programmes.



Sirdar’s education programmes are driven by high quality and engaging learning materials, resources and business growth methodologies that are designed to ensure that learning experiences are personal, powerful and result in value-creating action.



Sirdar’s education programmes challenge and guide attendees into new levels of thinking and applying that understanding into creating value in their enterprises and as leaders. Practical approaches translate learning into tangible performance improvements.


Board Education and Training: Improve Your Understanding and Board’s Performance

Sirdar High-Performance Board Workshops

Understand what a high-performance board is and how to go about creating and sustaining one is the first step on the journey for director training. Sirdar’s High-Performance Board Workshops are an invaluable way of commencing this journey by understanding the way you can fulfil your director duties and add value to the enteprise

Key Value Drivers

Practical insight and understanding of a high-performance board.
Understand why a board can add significant value to your company.
Learn the role of a director and how to select them.

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Sirdar Bespoke In-House Workshops

Tailored workshops for your board and management team to understand high-performance boards, or a specific aspect of them. From introduction to advanced levels of training and development and always practical and focused on specific learning outcomes.

Key Value Drivers

Bespoke, private delivery and focused on your company.
Content able to be tailored to your specific learning objectives.
Practical and insightful – based on actual board experience.

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Sirdar Adventure Climbers Club

This programme follows the Sirdar Elite Climbers Club and is a two-year monthly programme that delves deeper into the 24 segments of the Sirdar Management Compass along with a personal development focus that provides high growth. A case study presented by an expert in each session is based on interviews with and allocated climber company.

Key Value Drivers

Development of advanced business expertise.
Hands-on learning and expert guidance.
Supportive and interactive group learning.
Personal development as a leader or executive.

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Sirdar Breakfasts and Workshops

A range of dynamic and highly relevant topics are presented in both breakfast and workshop formats. Such events are also excellent connection opportunities and further aim to provide tangible insights and practical value.

Key Value Drivers

Practical insights and approaches that grow your team and business value.
Access to dynamic speakers who lead in their field.
Connection with the business community.

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Sirdar Breakfasts and Workshops

Sirdar’s online webinar platform brings excellent speakers and relevant content straight to your desk. One-hour webinars connect you to speakers and insights that will directly increase the value of your business.

Key Value Drivers

Convenient access to world-class learning opportunities.
Powerful tools, insights, case studies and approaches.
Connect to the broader community through engaged interaction.

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  • This is undoubtedly one of the most relevant and powerful events I have ever attended as an entrepreneur. I am privileged to have worked with some of the leading trainers and entrepreneurial development organisations in the world and the Sirdar Business Summit is in the top 5% of most beneficial, relevant, powerful and practical events I have ever attended.

    Brian Walsh

    The REAL Entrepreneur Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • The Sirdar Elite Climbers Club opened my eyes to another dimension of business in term of governance and the importance of accountability when running your business day to day. My only frustration is that I cannot implement the changes fast enough.

    Leslie October

    Leo Hydraulics (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • The insights that Carl Bates shared with us and our clients in a short two and a half hour session, made a profound impact on experienced chartered accountants and street-wise entrepreneurs alike. It is so easy to drift into maintenance mode in business and is refreshing to be challenged to actually think like a shareholder and the value and returns which your business ‘should’ be providing.

    Billy Nield

    PKF (Cpt) Inc, Cape Town, South Africa

  • The Sirdar Business Summit delivers very practical information in a clear and structured way. It certainly gives a perspective shift on one’s day-to-day business activities and challenges one to create an enterprise that rises to new levels and achieves sustainability, greatness and change in people’s lives – a fair challenge indeed!

    Andre Holland

    Shutterway Stylish Security (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa

  • The Sirdar Elite Climbers Club was an eye opener for me and it made me do all the things I should have done from the start. Today my business is successful and the guidance I received was really valuable in taking the business from where it was to where it is today.

    Corné Simpson

    Nostrata Accounting Services CC, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sirdar’s approach to board education and director development

Our training of high-performance boards and director development is practical and application focused. The High-Performance Boards workshop is the first step on the journey of understanding what it means to have a board of directors that drives performance for a company. It is also the first step for individuals looking to develop their understanding of what it means to be a director of a privately-held or family business.

The Advanced Directors Programme is Sirdar’s approach to developing the fundamental skills of directors in a practical and applicable way. In order to be able to provide the support to high-performance boards around the world, we must invest in our ability to be highly effective and value adding directors.

To attend the workshop or join the next applied directorship programme, get in touch with us below.

It takes emotional intelligence and a high degree of honest reflection to accept that there is always something more to learn, and then commit to that learning with humility.

Traversing the Avalanche by Carl Bates, Chapter 14

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