Hetta Institute for International Development (HIID) is a USA-based professional educational corporation specializing in human capacity building. The Institute specializes in helping the mid and senior-level executives, particularly those from the developing countries, to upgrade their skills. HIID was founded in 2001 and registered with Arizona Corporation Commission, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Hetta Institute for International Development is also registered with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. HIID also partners with the Center for Executive Training and International Development (CETID), a professional training provider in sustainable development, registered and based in Manhattan, New York City, USA.  Since 2001, HIID has provided short term training courses to hundreds of high-ranking government and corporate officials.

Course Description:

Boards of directors face critical challenges in the running and accomplishing organizational goals. The objective of this course is to introduce to the participants the role the board of directors plays in achieving the organizational goals. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in building a strong board of directors and to share experiences with other participants in organizational management

Course Learning Objectives:

This course aims to strengthen the skills of board members to deal with the challenges facing their establishments to meet their institutional goals.

Course Content:

The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. The course requires the participants their active input and participation as to the issues treated. A presentation will be on specific to the point issues that will enable participants to gain the practical skills and knowledge noted above:

  • The organizational structure of corporate governance
  • Mission statement, goal, and objectives
  • The role of the Board, responsibilities, vision, and mission statement
  • Policymaking responsibility
  • Financial responsibility
  • Board recruitment, operations, and professional development
  • Board committees, policies, and decision-making procedures
  • How to detect and fix a broken board of directors
  • Accountability and the stakeholders
  • Challenges facing the board of directors
  • Politics in the boardroom
  • Overcoming the board challenges
  • The term of reference and legal compliance
  • Case Studies
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Guest Speakers
  • Computer training with a brand new laptop to take home.
  • Field visits

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be empowered to improve their skills on the following:
  • A better understanding of the issues involved in the responsibilities of the board of directors.
  • How to make effective policies to attain organizational goals.
  • Have a better understanding of the challenges facing the board of directors.
  • Improve their accountability to the stakeholders.
  • Will be more capable to enforce institutional policy on compliance to regulations.
  • Performance management and appraisal issues.

Learning Methodology:

The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. No tests or examinations will be taken by participants in this course but assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group project, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentation, and problem-solving exercises.

Who should attend?

This course will benefit all individuals who are members of the board of directors and those who are interested in gaining more knowledge about the dynamics in the board room.

Course Duration:

1 & 2 weeks

Training Locations and Scheduled Dates:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Feb 17-28, 2022 Jersey City, New Jersey, USA: Oct 19-30, 2022 Washington DC, USA:

Registration Fees:

The course fee is $4,800 USD for two weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs, and miscellaneous program-related expenses.

How to Register:

To participate in this course, the applicant must:
  • 1. Send a completed application form
  • 2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
  • 3. Be nominated by the head of his/her department
  • 4. Be a senior member of the organization
  • 5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  • 6. Have proof of English proficiency
  • 7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course