Denton Williams Achieves CICD Designation

August 20, 2020 | 1 Comment

Denton Williams Bermuda Aug 2020The IoD Bermuda congratulated Denton Williams, Chief Executive, Regulatory Authority of Bermuda, on the achievement of the Certificate in Company Direction [CICD] designation.

Branch Chair, Rochelle Simons said: “We are delighted to welcome Denton to the CICD community. He joins the 70 experienced and aspiring directors who have completed director certification.”

Mr. Williams said: “I am pleased to have achieved the Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, with the training being delivered via the Bermuda branch.

“My goal in taking the course was to enhance my professional skills and to ensure that I provide the highest levels of corporate governance for any organization that I am involved with. The experience was very rewarding, and I’m happy to note that I have already implemented many of the valuable principles that I learned.

“As Bermuda is a widely recognized and respected jurisdiction for its high degree of business compliance, regulation and transparency, I encourage anyone seeking to provide modern governance to corporate entities or otherwise, to take the course and help shape Bermuda’s future for the better.”

The timing of the announcement is coupled with the IoD Bermuda announcing changes in delivery of the September 2020 CICD and Diploma modules to registered delegates.

Mrs. Simons said: “The IoD has suspended face to face professional development programmes until further notice, ensuring the well-being of members, clients and staff as paramount. All modules will be delivered virtually.”

She continued: “The virtual classroom courses are designed and delivered by directors for directors. The IoD has brought the in-training room experience to life as closely as possible – designing and delivering exceptional virtual experiences which focus on four key areas:

  • 1. Interaction with the course leader
  • 2. Connection with other participants
  • 3. Engagement with the platform
  • 4. Seamless production support from our team of trained experts

“The September 2020 Bermuda calendar includes:

  • 2-day Role of the Director and the Board International, on September 21 & 22, which is sold out;
  • 3-day Strategy for Directors on September 23, 24, & 25, which has 1 vacant seat, and
  • Diploma in Company Direction on September 28, 29 & 30 which is only available to delegates who have completed the 4 modules in the Certificate in Company Direction programme.

Mrs. Simons added: “We are all disappointed, yet understanding, that the structure of the programme has been moved to an online platform, especially the London based Course Leaders who were looking forward to traveling to Bermuda in September.

“We also acknowledge however, that the development of the online platform supports delegates to complete designations on their original 2020 timelines. We don’t know when face to face training will return.”

She continued: “In addition to the certification programmes, IoD members will also be aware of the extensive CPD, informational and skills building webinars and associated network opportunities that are now available through the online platform.

“In fact, the Bermuda Branch hosted a complimentary Crisis Management webinar on 18 August which features a subject matter expert whose work was featured in the broader platform. Covid-19 disruption to business in one area may create opportunities for expanded service offerings in other areas.”

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  1. Paradise says:

    Did the CICD programmme contain any modules on conflict of interest or board remuneration? These areas seem key to the RA and Bermuda’s two foundational infrastructure sectors at present. It’s astonishing and ironic that an ex BELCO executive can be awarded the chief position of the regulator less than 3 months after departing BELCO

    https://www.ra.bm/documents/2020-08-13-minutes-1-of-2/?wpdmdl=15092&refresh=5f3f87b3570f91597999027

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