Our Leadership and Structures of Corporate Governance training provides an insight into the fundamentals of this fascinating subject. Corporate Governance is about what Boards do and how they do it- how Boards are structured, what their priorities should be and what international codes set out as best practice. This course will provide a foundation for an understanding of Corporate Governance and provide a basis for subsequent training.
When companies go off track – unexpected risks become reality, unplanned-for claims arrive without notice, a sudden vacancy appears among top management – shareholders look to the Board of Directors for an explanation and a remedy. But how do we know if directors are effective? And how should we measure their performance? This course examines ‘what good looks like’ for members of a board when carrying out their duties – including the Board chairman, the Company Secretary and non-executive directors.
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.
Corporate Governance Fundamentals
- Corporate Governance defined
- Corporate Governance theories
- Corporate Governance Codes
Role of the Board
- Corporate purpose and strategy
- Corporate risk
- Corporate culture and Ethics
- Balancing the interests of Shareholders and Stakeholders
- Engaging with stakeholders
Board Composition and Structures
- Board Structures: Unitary vs Dual Boards
- Board Composition
- Board Committees
- Creating Board Diversity
Corporate Governance – Employee Representation on the Board
- Typical Board composition.
- Why invite Employee Representation?.
- Models of Worker Representation on Boards.
- Upsides and Downsides of Mandating Employee Representation.
The Effective Board Director
- Directors Legal Duties
- What skills do Board directors need?
- What makes an effective board?
- Evaluating Board Performance
Leadership, Independence and Governance
- Role and skills of the Board chairman
- Roles and skills of the Non-executive director
- The company secretary as head of governance
- Role of Executives
- The Executive Committee
Performance Measurement and Remuneration of Directors
- Appointments to the Board & Succession planning
Running an Effective Board Meeting
How to run an Effective board meeting.
- Meeting Agendas.
- 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:
- Understand the fundamental principles of corporate governance, including:
- The role of the Board of Directors;
- How boards are structured and operate, including through Board Committees; and
- The benefits of board member diversity including gender, ethnic and ‘functional’ diversity.
- Describe what the legal duties of a director are.
- Recognize the characteristics of an ineffective Board.
- Review how to run an effective board meeting.
- Explain the roes and skills needed for key appointments to the board, including the chairman, company secretary and non-executive directors.
- Implement a performance measurement structure for individual directors and the board as a whole.
- Implement an Action Plan at your workplace using the knowledge and skills acquired through the course.
Duration: 1 week
Duration: 1 week
Duration: 3 weeks
Duration: 3 days
Duration: 3 days