In a bid to enhance Board Member effectiveness in the Boardroom, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) saw it fit to induct its new Board Members. The event was held at Cresta Marang Hotel, Francistown from the 31st July to the 2nd August 2018.

Welcoming new Board Members and HRDC Executive Management, Mrs Moggie Mbaakanyi, the new HRDC Board Chairperson enthusiastically said, “This workshop is critical, it is an imperative these days for new Board Members to get an effective induction as this equips them with the knowledge and understanding of their role and how the Council works. A good orientation is also critical in helping Honourable Board Members to feel a strong engagement with HRDC’s mission and purpose and this exercise will go a long way in building good working relationships with me as the Board Chairperson, fellow Board Members and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HRDC. In a nutshell, Board Induction is a tool that enhances effectiveness of corporate governance.”

The objectives of the Induction Workshop for new Board Members was for them to appreciate the mandate, functions, policies and programmes relevant to Human Resource Development. During the three- day workshop, HRDC Departmental Directors and Heads of Units presented on their functions, achievements and challenges to the Board Members for appreciation and further guidance on how issues should be handled towards realisation of the Council’s mandate. After gaining first-hand understanding of the organisation’s services, the Board Members were also issued with induction packs for ease of reference. The induction pack among others included the HRDC Act, Strategic Plan (2016 – 2021), Code of Conduct, Board Charter, Delegation Matrix, Annual Reports, Declaration of Conflict of Interest Form, Annual Board Meeting Schedule and minutes of recent board meetings. Good induction helps in shaping boards because an engaged and knowledgeable Board Member who understands the organisation’s services and identifies with their purpose and vision will be a more effective Board Member and a great ambassador for the organisation.

In closing the workshop, Mrs Moggie Mbaakanyi said, “You will agree with me that following the new Board Member appointments, it was imperative for HRDC to conduct this exercise. The sooner we embarked on this exercise the better and I am happy that this more structured approach has worked. My fellow Board Members have immensely contributed during presentations and I believe this has made them feel welcome, well supported and aware of their responsibilities and more essentially on HRDC mandate and objectives’’.


News Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018