Directors Strategic Guide to Corporate Governance and Leadership


Brochure & Application

Submit all applications via email to the JSE eCampus

Course Background

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), as a national self-regulatory organisation with a mission to ensure and promote a fair and efficient stock market, recognizes the importance of embracing and promoting sound corporate governance practices among listed organisations. As such, the JSE developed and launched its Corporate Governance Index (CGI) in 2016.

Whereas, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ)through its Corporate Governance Committee, is the premiere body responsible for building corporate governance awareness and has documented corporate governance guidelines and Codes to support the development of Corporate Governance (CG) best practices in the private sector, the JSE collaborated with the PSOJ in the creation of a Corporate Governance Leadership Development programme for existing and aspiring Directors who have ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction of an organisation.

Course Overview

This Course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of corporate governance necessary for the effective and transparent operations of a business enterprise. It outlines the basic tenets involved in a board’s composition (selection of directors), roles and responsibilities, accountability, risk management and other aspects that should result in better decision making and enhanced shareholder value.

Targeted Participants

  • Existing directors in both the public and private sector.
  • Individuals aspiring to become directors of public and /or private sector entities.

Course Pre-Requisites

Existing Directors

  • Minimum of five (5) years in a senior management position,
  • Minimum of one (1) year as a director; or
  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • A business entrepreneur for at least two (2) years; or
  • For mature applicants: at least five (5) years industry experience at a senior management level

Aspiring Directors

  • Minimum of 5 years in a management position
  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree or equivalent;
  • A business entrepreneur for at least four (4) years; or
  • For mature applicants: at least five (5)years industry experience at a senior management level

Course Content:

This Course will include eight (8) main sections as follows:

  1. Corporate Governance Concepts and Principles
  2. Strategic Leadership
  3. Board Effectiveness
  4. Board Evaluation and Compensation
  5. Financial Accountability& Risk Management
  6. Information Communication Technology (ICT) Governance and Marketing
  7. Stakeholder Relationships and Corporate Sustainability
  8. Laws and regulations

Programme Objectives:

At the end of this programme, participants will understand and appreciate the key duties and responsibilities for directors and be able to apply this knowledge in real-world scenarios. More specifically, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the language and concepts of corporate governance as applied in best practice;
  • Understand the relationship between the duties of directors and its effect on governance and business    sustainability;
  • Understand how to be a good strategic leader in practice other than just in name;
  • Be cognizant of local laws/regulations impacting  enterprises corporate governance practices;
  • Know how an effective board should operate;
  • Know how to communicate to stakeholders in a manner that results in high-levels of transparency and accountability
  • Appreciate how concepts such as corporate social responsibility, diversity, ethics and whistle blowing are related to corporate governance
  • The impact of marketing on business continuity
  • Have a better appreciation for the director’s strategic role in ICT decisions

Delivery Mode

The programme will be delivered through the JSE e-Campus. This is the training arm of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the responsibility of providing high quality continuing professional education for the financial services industry in Jamaica and the Caribbean, through its e-learning platform.

However, through its blended learning approach participants will also get the opportunity to interact with lecturers and tutors during lively face-to-face sessions. Live streaming access will be made available to participants who are unable to physically attend the scheduled face-to-face sessions. Recordings of all the sessions will also be available to participants for reference purposes.

This programme uses a combination of traditional and non-traditional elements to facilitate learning. The material that will be covered will primarily be based on international CG best practices; the local, regional and global business and regulatory environment; the PSOJ 2016 CG Code; the PSOJ MSME CG Code (2015); the JSE CG Index (2017); JSE Rule 414  and  JSE Rule 506 .


Meet the Faculty

Ms. Greta Bogues – F.I.C.B., MBA, B.Sc.; J.P.- Facilitator

Mr. Bruce Scott – FCA, FCCA, CISA, MBA, CBCP, CISM,CFE, CPA, CIA,CRISC, CGMA – Facilitator

Mr. N. Patrick McDonald – LL. B-  Facilitator

Meet Our Programme Trained Directors 

Please see our list of qualified  directors. Click on each to access their profile.

   Camille Facey      Julaire Hall   Terrence Cooper
 Edward Alexander     Norman Chen Jacinth Hall-Tracey
      Stephen Greig     Nicola Johnson Gail Moss Solomon
Nadeen Matthews-Blair Melisha Walters-Gordon Sharnakae Stewart
Tracey-Ann Spence   Antoinette McKain Dawn-Marie Brown
Atasha Bernard Michelle N. Smith Nichole Brackett Walters
Kayla Ann Rochester Clarke     Herbert Hall    Gabrielle Grant
    Ryan Simmons      Chris Reckord    Monique Todd
Diana Blake-Bennett       Shaniel May   Debra Fraser

For additional information, contact the eCampus:

1876-967-3271 or via email