By attending this course, you will examine new and complex issues that are taxing the skills of even the most-experienced directors. These include the potential for conflict between activist shareholders and the board, the emergence of Climate Change as a threat to global security, the requirements to report publicly on what is called the “stakeholder agenda”, and the increasing focus of regulatory bodies, such as the Financial Reporting Council, on how boards are managing risk.
The course will also include a site visit to an organization relevant to the course so delegates can develop an understanding of how their contemporaries function in the real-world.
The course will wrap with a summary of the key learning points, followed by an action planning exercise with a view to apply the acquired knowledge and skills immediately upon your return to work. Post-course support is also available in relation to the implementation of your action plan, up to six (6) months following course completion.
Institutional Investors and ESG Principles
- The role of institutional investors
- Investor activism
- The sustainable company
Regulation and Control on Corporate Behaviour
- Handling conflicts of interest
- Internal audit and other controls
- Regulatory controls on Boards
Corporate Governance Models
- Listed and Unlisted companies – governance compared
- Independence – the watchword for Boards and Directors
- Corporate Governance challenges in State Owned Companies
- Industrial visit to a relevant organization.
- An insight into the internal working of companies.
- An opportunity to learn through interaction with practising professionals.
- Summary and recap of key learning objectives
- Action Planning
This course is suitable for:
- Non-Executive Directors wanting to understand their role;
- Other Board members wishing to refresh their knowledge and skills;
- Chairs of organizations, Chief Executives, Company Secretaries, Other Heads of organizations;
- Professionals, practitioners, and managers in corporate investment, as well as Leaders in state owned enterprises, public, voluntary, and non-profit organizations;
- those needing to get to grips with good governance such as Inhouse counsel and Regulatory and Compliance professionals.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the wants and needs of institutional investors and how they may behave.
- Put into practice the duties of directors.
- Address the “stakeholder agenda”.
- Apply the FRC’s guidance on risk management and board effectiveness
- Explain how corporate governance can operate in different types of companies, including those owned by the state.
- Appreciate the emerging trends in corporate governance, such as ESG issues and Climate Change.
- Develop a practical perspective into contemporary work practices in your field.
- Implement an Action Plan at your workplace using the knowledge and skills acquired through the course.
£3455 + VAT