IoD (Kenya) exists to represent Kenyan directors and to advocate their interests. Foremost among its goals is to professionalize the career of directors in all sectors of the economy. It pursues this objective through:
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- Offering directors opportunities for continuing training through short training courses, periodic workshops and other opportunities for peer networking.
- Running director certification programs in collaboration with IoD’s world over.
- Supporting the evaluation of the performance of boards and directors and addressing any weaknesses in structure and processes identified.
- Setting and disseminating standards and benchmarks of best practice in corporate governance, including Codes of Corporate Governance and codes of ethics/conduct for all sectors of the economy.
- Engaging with stakeholders in addressing and promoting best practices in corporate governance for betterment of institutions.
- Engaging GOK, regulators, professional and trade associations in initiatives for promoting good corporate governance in the various sectors through forums that identify sectoral weaknesses in the implementation of corporate governance and recommending measures for strengthening governance therein.
The Institute was set up in 2004 as an initiative of the Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG) as a membership organization of practicing and aspiring directors drawn from both the private and the public sectors of our economy.
Corporate Values & Principles
IOD will propagate and promote the following among its membership:
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- Professionalism—aiming at the highest degree of competence and
proficiency in the execution of all our undertakings as leaders of our
organizations. At a personal level, a commitment to continuous learning towards continuing improvement in ones knowledge and practice in the directing of enterprises.
- Integrity—which lies at the core of leadership and is characterized by honesty, truthfulness and straight forward dealing with every person under all circumstances.
ability to act boldly in the face of setbacks and adversity. Winston Churchill said ‘courage is rightly considered the foremost of virtues for upon it all others depend’.
- Accountability—the readiness by the leadership to be held to account and to give an account of the stewardship of the resources of the enterprise.
- Transparency—ensuring that the organizations we lead are open about their activities, they comply with all relevant laws and regulations, and that they meet the information needs of their stakeholders.
- Fairness and justice—treating all the stakeholders of our organizations including employees, clients, suppliers, creditors, shareholders and local communities reasonably and justly.
- Responsibility — providing leadership that is capable, competent, responsive and fully conscious of its obligations.
- Probity—ensuring that the undertakings of our organizations are honest and have integrity.
tolerance to corruption—a commitment to create a working environment hostile to corruption and dealing firmly with and eliminating all incidents of corruption and bribery in the organizations we lead.
- Social Responsibility—ensuring that the organizations we lead are sensitive to and do respond to the needs of society.
sustainable practices—leadership is mindful of its obligations to preserve and safeguard the environment as it pursues its economic endeavors.
- Diversity—acknowledging and optimizing on the variety, multiplicity and dynamism of our peoples and communities.
Training & Events
With our training and development Program, we aim to:
- Improve the leadership and direction of corporate and other entities by enhancing the effectiveness of actual and potential directors with a Know More >
BECOME A MEMBER
A prospective member submits a duly filled application form and a copy of his/her corporate governance training certificate to the Institute. The Membership Services and Development Committee of the Board meets at least once every quarter to review application forms.
Applicants who fulfill the required criteria are then invited to join the relevant category of membership in the Institute. The new member is supplied with a membership number, a membership certificate and a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Institute.