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Certified Board Governance Professional-international™ (CBGPi™)

In Jeddah

Welcome to our prestigious professional certification program called "Certified Board Governance Professional - international (CBGPi)," offered by Super Leadership Global in the United States. This program is organized in partnership with MARKO Advance, the exclusive partner in KSA, GCC, MENA, Asia, and Africa.

We invite you to explore the dynamic world of board governance over the program of 5 intensive days, where you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, capabilities, and attitudes to excel in board roles, and rise to the top of the leadership landscape.

Target Audience:

This captivating program embodies practicality balanced with excellence.

It is designed for a diverse range of professionals seeking to enhance their board leadership capabilities. Whether you are a current or aspiring board member, this program is tailored to meet your specific needs and goals as:

Program Highlights:

  1. Expert Facilitators: Learn from industry-leading experts who possess extensive experience in board leadership and governance. Benefit from their insights, practical knowledge, and real-world examples to enhance your understanding and skills.


  1. Comprehensive Curriculum: Our program offers a balanced blend of leadership development and technical governance expertise. From strategic decision-making and effective board dynamics to legal and regulatory frameworks, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted responsibilities of board leaders.


  1. Interactive Learning Environment: Engage in interactive discussions, case studies, role plays, and simulations that replicate the challenges faced by board leaders. Collaborate with fellow participants and learn from their diverse perspectives and experiences.


  1. Practical Tools and Strategies: Acquire a toolkit of practical tools, frameworks, and strategies that can be immediately applied in board settings. Develop your ability to navigate complex governance issues, drive organizational performance, and make impactful decisions.


  1. Networking Opportunities: Connect with a vibrant community of board leaders, experts, and peers. Expand your professional network, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships with like-minded individuals who share your passion for board leadership excellence.


Overall objective: Equip learners with the comprehensive knowledge, skills, and best practices necessary to excel as board governance professionals.

Specific objectives:


  • Understand the fundamental principles and theories of effective board governance within the target region.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of key national corporate governance codes and frameworks.
  • Identify and analyze the legal and regulatory environment impacting board governance within the region.
  • Be familiar with best practices for board composition, structure, and operations in the specific context.
  • Possess a strong understanding of board member roles, responsibilities, and duties within the relevant jurisdiction.
  • Stay current with evolving trends and regulations impacting board governance in the chosen region.


  • Critically evaluate the effectiveness of existing board governance practices within regional organizations.
  • Develop and implement strategies for enhancing board effectiveness based on regional best practices.
  • Facilitate productive boardroom discussions and decision-making processes aligned with regional norms.
  • Advise boards on navigating legal and regulatory requirements within the specific jurisdiction.
  • Effectively communicate board governance matters to various stakeholders according to regional communication styles.
  • Conduct thorough board evaluations and recommend improvement plans tailored to regional needs.
  • Leverage technology and best practices to optimize board performance according to regional standards.


  • Foster a strong commitment to ethical and responsible governance practices within the regional context.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and understanding of regional boardroom dynamics.
  • Cultivate a collaborative and collegial working relationship with boards and all stakeholders.
  • Maintain a commitment to continuous professional development and staying current with regional developments.
  • Uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in all board governance activities.

Additional objectives (consider including):

  • Develop specialized expertise in specific industry sectors or sub-regions within the target country/region.
  • Prepare for and successfully pass the Certified Board Governance Professional exam.
  • Build a strong network of peers and colleagues within the regional board governance community.

By achieving these objectives, graduates of the Certified Board Governance Professional program will be well-positioned to make a valuable contribution to the effective governance of organizations operating within the chosen region. Remember to replace the bracketed text with the specific country or region your program focuses on.

What will you Learn during the Program?

  • Board Mastery.
  • Board Governance: Basics to Advance.
  • Organization of board practices.
  • Board Governance Best Practices.
  • Board Governance: Applying the ISO 37000 guidelines.
  • Integrating the board governance with the excellence models.
  • Board Governance: Roles, Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Authorities.
  • Tools for effective board governance.
  • Leading and governing with confidence.
  • Adopting of systemic leadership concept for the governance of organizational leadership.
  • Board Governance: Resiliency & Sustainability.
  • Board Governance: Dealing with regulatory roles.
  • Involvement of Board Members.
  • Excellency in Board Governance
  • The Strategy of Board Governance
  • The Roberts Rules of Order
  • Formal meeting and Meeting Governance
  • And, more!

Returns on Investment (ROI) and Returns on Value (ROV):

For Individuals:

  • Increased Earning Potential: Certified Board Governance Professionals are in high demand across industries and command higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts. Studies show professionals with relevant board governance certifications can earn 10-20% more than their peers.
  • Career Advancement: Earning this certification demonstrates your commitment to excellence in board governance and positions you for leadership roles within boards, board secretariats, and governance advisory firms.
  • Enhanced Knowledge and Skills: The program equips you with a comprehensive understanding of board governance frameworks, best practices, and legal requirements, making you a valuable asset to any organization.
  • Improved Network: You'll gain access to a network of industry peers and experts through the program's alumni community, opening doors to valuable opportunities and professional growth.
  • Increased Confidence: Mastering the intricacies of board governance bolsters your confidence and credibility, allowing you to contribute more effectively in boardroom settings.

For Organizations:

  • Enhanced Board Effectiveness: By having certified board governance professionals on their boards or governance teams, organizations can benefit from improved board composition, strategic decision-making, risk management, and overall performance.
  • Stronger Corporate Governance: Implementing best practices in board governance leads to increased transparency, accountability, and investor confidence, ultimately attracting higher valuations and reducing compliance risks.
  • Reduced Costs: Improved board effectiveness can lead to better decision-making, improved risk management, and reduced operational costs.
  • Attract and Retain Top Talent: Demonstrating a commitment to strong board governance practices makes your organization more attractive to potential board members, directors, and investors.
  • Improved Reputation: Effective board governance strengthens an organization's reputation for ethical conduct, transparency, and accountability, enhancing its standing in the marketplace.

Overall, the Certified Board Governance Professional program offers a strong ROI and ROV for both individuals and organizations by:

  • Investing in knowledge and skills that lead to career advancement and organizational success.
  • Enhancing board effectiveness and driving positive organizational outcomes.
  • Building a strong reputation and attracting top talent.

Remember, the specific ROI and ROV will vary depending on individual circumstances and organizational goals. However, the program provides a valuable investment in knowledge, skills, and expertise that can have a significant impact on both individual and organizational success.

Benefits of Achieving this Certification:

For Individuals:

  • Become a Changemaker: This program equips you with the tools and knowledge to drive positive change within organizations through effective board governance practices. You can influence decision-making, promote responsible conduct, and contribute to building a more sustainable and ethical business landscape.
  • Fulfill a Personal Purpose: If you are passionate about transparency, accountability, and good governance, this program aligns your personal values with your professional skills. You can make a meaningful impact on organizations you care about while pursuing your career goals.
  • Embrace Intellectual Challenge: This program delves into complex legal, regulatory, and strategic aspects of board governance, offering a stimulating intellectual journey for those who enjoy continuous learning and problem-solving.
  • Contribute to Societal Well-being: Strong board governance practices benefit not just individual organizations but also society as a whole. By participating in this program, you contribute to building a more stable, equitable, and prosperous future for everyone.

For Organizations:

  • Attract and Retain Purpose-Driven Talent: The program helps you attract and retain individuals who are not just skilled but also motivated by making a positive impact. This strengthens your organization's culture and fosters a sense of shared purpose.
  • Enhance Stakeholder Trust: Demonstrating a commitment to good governance practices through certified professionals builds trust with investors, customers, and other stakeholders. This can lead to increased funding opportunities, improved customer loyalty, and enhanced brand reputation.
  • Promote Innovation and Agility: Effective board governance fosters a culture of open communication, informed decision-making, and risk management. This allows organizations to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and seize new opportunities for innovation.
  • Become a Leader in Responsible Business Practices: By investing in board governance expertise, your organization takes a leadership position in promoting responsible business practices and sets a positive example for others.

Ultimately, the Certified Board Governance Professional program goes beyond individual career advancement and organizational efficiency. It empowers individuals to become changemakers, organizations to become responsible leaders, and collectively contribute to a better future for all.

What Do you get when you Join the Program?

  • Program materials

  • Program membership card

What Do you Get after Completing the Program?

  • Program Certificate

  • Program Badge
  • Appreciation Letter
  • Adding program abbreviation (CBGPi) after your name.

Exclusive Bonuses

  • Add your information on the MARKO Advance website.

  • Possibility to be an ambassador for the program and MARKO Advance.
  • Join the program alumni community.

  • Priority registration in our upcoming programs.

  • Special and exceptional discounts when enrolling in other programs.

Join us on this transformative journey as we unleash the potential of your board leadership and empower you to navigate the complex landscape with confidence and mastery.

Choose this program that resonates with your aspirations and embark on an enriching experience that will propel your board leadership career to new heights.

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