Effective Governance of Space Institutions

2 days
Start Date
19 November 2024
About the Course

The governance of institutions refers to the regulatory frameworks, policies, and mechanisms put in place to manage activities and operations related to space exploration, utilisation, and management. Effective governance requires awareness of both international agreements,  national regulation and stakeholders in the space ecosystem. At the national level, countries develop their own regulatory frameworks and policies, to govern space activities conducted within their jurisdiction. Companies also have visions, missions and goals.

The governance of outer space institutions is complex and evolving, given the rapid advancements in space technology and the increasing scientific, commercial and  national security space activities. Effective governance requires collaboration among nations, international organisations and the private sector, to ensure the responsible and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of humanity.

In this course, we will explore how to effectively design and structure organisations in alignment with national space policies/strategies and the mandates of the organisation. Additionally, we will examine strategies for organisations to fulfill their missions, goals and objectives while fulfilling international obligations.

Through engaging discussions and interactive sessions, participants will gain insights into governance issues, stakeholder roles, governance mechanisms and boardroom dynamics. An immersive boardroom simulation exercise will provide a hands-on experience, allowing participants to navigate real-world governance challenges.


Who should attend?

  • Board members
  • Council members
  • Advisors
  • Trustees
  • Investors
  • Business owners
  • Management teams
  • Public officials
  • Policy and legal practitioners
  • Team leads


Benefits of participation

  • Gain knowledge in corporate governance
  • Earn a certificate in corporate governance
  • Become part of the ASLI Network


Course content

  • The Space Ecosystem
  • Designing and Structuring of an Organisation
  • Principles of Corporate Governance
  • Board Effectiveness
  • Board Dynamics









Ms. Joy-Marie Lawrence (Founder/CEO, Boardvisory; and Former Board Chair, South African National Space Agency)







Dr. Valanathan Munsami (Co-founder, ASLI)


All course activities (live lectures, group discussions and assignments) will be done virtually using a proprietary Learning Management System (LMS). This will be augmented with open social platforms.


Tuesday 19th – Wednesday 20th November, 2024. 

8am – 2pm GMT on each day


ZAR 9,500