Last week I had the privilege of attending the Director Certification Program, Class 203/2015 (AEC), which was conducted by the Thai Institute of Directors (Thai IOD). This 5-1/2 day residential program (Sunday through Friday) is a very serious, intensive program to provide Directors with the skills and knowledge to participate on the Boards of public and listed companies, and to very clearly understand the duties and responsibilities of being a member of a Board of Directors.
This program is very demanding, and I can honestly say that I was truly exhausted every evening after a full day of classroom lectures, discussions, and case studies, plus completing reading assignments to prepare for the next day’s program. I think it is fair to say that this program is expensive, but the Thai IOD and their expert facilitators make it worth every satang. My fellow classmates also greatly contributed to the learning process, as all participants contributed their extensive experience in a broad range of industries, disciplines, and nationalities.
I strongly recommend this program to any professional who serves as a Director of any company or organization, or any Executive / Sr. Manager who wishes to best serve their organization and enhance their career opportunities. This program is a requirement for Thailand Directors serving on the Boards of public or listed companies. It is not a requirement for the Directors of LImited Companies (LTD), but I firmly believe that every Director should very seriously consider enrolling in this excellent program. This program will enhance your ability to perform as a Director and to serve your organization and shareholders. It will also provide you with a very clear and precise understanding of your duties and responsibilities, which also give rise to potentially very serious civil and criminal liabilities. If you are a Director, you can’t afford not to successfully complete this DCP training program.