Boards have the primary responsibility of leading any institution or organization. The Institute of Corporate Directors flagship course, the Professional Director’s Program (PDP), trains and orients both incumbent and aspiring directors in the role of boards and members of boards in the governance of their respective establishments.


PDP provides directors with tools to create value for the corporation and helps them become catalysts for transformative change both in their organizations and the society they live in.


ICD taps highly-experienced and internationally-trained individuals, from its roster of teaching fellows, to facilitate the sessions. Highly-interactive learning sessions with ICD’s Teaching Fellows, who draw from real-life boardroom experiences during discussions, will ensure that the sessions enrich participants.


The Professional Director’s Program is a five-day course that opens with the Corporate Governance Orientation Program on Day 1, to be followed by the significant responsibilities of board directors namely: Strategy (Day 2), Policy(Day 3), Monitoring (Day 4), and Accountability (Day 5).

COURSE FEE: PhP 80,000.00 inclusive of VAT and Nett of applicable withholding taxes


    Participants may qualify for a 5% Early Bird Payment discount

              -      For 29 August session of CGOP: payment must have reached ICD on or

before 15 August


-      For 5 September session CGOP: payment must have reached ICD on or

before 22 August

    You qualify for a 5% discount if you are referred by a named ICD member

    Group of 3 or more qualifies for 5% discount if booked and paid together

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Discovery Primea, Makati City (Shakespeare Function Room)

You may deposit your course fee through a Bills Payment Facility to any Unionbank Branch of the Philippines.

Kindly see class sessions below:

PDP Module

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Corporate Governance

Orientation Program

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 or

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 or

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 or

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tuesday, November 14, 2018 or

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Wednesday , March 14, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday , November 21, 2018


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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    Directors and executives aspiring to assume board director roles in the future

    Directors who want to join a learned society of Fellows and take part in its good governance advocacy.


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

    Appreciate the importance of good corporate governance to a corporation

    Understand the role, responsibilities, and risks involved in being a director, independent, or otherwise

    Add value to the working of the board through the application of best practices in good corporate governance.

  • I. Corporate Governance Orientation Program
    1. Introduction to Corporate Governance
    2. Corporate Governance Committee of the Board
    3. Audit Committee of the Board
    4. The Risk Oversight Committee of the Board
  • II. Strategy
    1. ICD Expanded Tricker Model
    2. Governance and Strategy
    3. The Performance Governance System
    4. Shared Vision
  • III. Policy
    1. Policy in the Corporate Governance Context
    2. Shared Responsibility
    3. Shared Value
    4. Breakout Sessions
  • IV. Monitoring
    1. ICD Tricker Plus Model
    2. External and Internal Value of Good Corporate Governance
    3. Four Pillars of Corporate Governance
    4. Philippine Corporate Landscape
    5. Risk Oversight of the Board
    6. The Performance Governance System
  • V. Accountability
    1. Board Styles and Accountability
    2. Accountability for Credit Guarantee Risk
    3. Family Owned Groups: Philippine Corporate Pyramids
    4. Shareholder Abuses
    5. Best and Worst Boards