Advanced Corporate Governance

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
DateVenueDurationPrice
1 - 12 Jul 2024London10 days£7,250
30 Sep - 11 Oct 2024London10 days£7,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

Explore the complexities of modern corporate governance practices and frameworks. This course delves into the principles, mechanisms, and strategies to enhance board effectiveness, stakeholder engagement, and corporate accountability, ensuring sustainable business success.

Who Should Attend

  • Company Executive and Non- Executive Directors
  • Shareholder representatives
  • Pension and Investment Fund Managers
  • Public officials in a regulatory, supervisory or compliance functions
  • Company Secretaries of public companies
  • Executives involved in strategic and operational functions, including finance, corporate strategy, human resources, and government affairs
  • Senior managers involved in setting up corporate governance initiatives
  • Corporate lawyers who wish to improve their understanding of new company law developments concerning corporate responsibility
  • Investor Relations managers responsible for their organisation’s dealings with the Finance community

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the duties of company directors
  • Evaluate how company boards organise themselves
  • Explain the underlying issues which led to the creation of corporate governance as a discipline
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the checks and balance that apply to the boards of listed companies
  • Understand the framework of governance rules that has been created by the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • Appreciate the trends in corporate governance from around the world
  • Understand the structure and function of a Board, and Board committees, such as those concerning Remuneration and Audit

Course Topics

What is Corporate Governance?

  • Essential structures of corporate governance
  • Principle functions and responsibilities of the Board
  • Setting the company strategic direction
  • Establishing corporate values
  • Holding the executives to account
  • Maintaining the corporate reputation

Strategic Risk Management

  • Identifying Prioritising and Managing risks
  • Probability andamp; Impact analysis
  • Risk tolerance and other management approaches
  • Tools to apply to enterprise risks
  • Board approaches to strategic risk

Company Directors and Company Boards

  • Duties of a Director
  • Promoting the success of the company
  • Role of the chairman
  • Executive and Non-executive directors
  • Making a difference using non-executive directors

Board Committees

  • Role of Board committees
  • Workings of the Nomination Remuneration and Audit Committees
  • Other board committees
  • Holding Board committees to account
  • Your responsibilities as a NED committee member

Corporate Failure Resulting from Poor Governance

  • The ineffective board
  • Examples of corporate failure: Maxwell Polly Peck Enron
  • Analysis of the banking crisis as a failure of governance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory responses to corporate governance failure
  • Lessons learned from corporate failures

Case Studies in Comparative Corporate Governance: BP and News Corporation

  • Composition of the boards
  • The balance of Executive directors to NEDs
  • Compliance with corporate governance standards
  • Annual corporate governance statements
  • Unpicking the Environmental Social and Governance reports

Protecting shareholders and other stakeholders

  • The UK Corporate Governance Code
  • The Comply or Explain rule
  • How to protect the shareholder?
  • Communicating with the shareholder
  • A Legal framework for corporate governance

International Corporate Governance Approaches

  • US and UK corporate governance compared
  • Corporate governance in developing countries – case study of Nigeria’s codes
  • Unitary and Dual Board systems
  • The supervisory board in Germany

Environmental Social and Governance

  • The pressure for corporate behaviour change
  • The Legal Background of ESG
  • Company directors’ obligations and ESG
  • Voluntary measures
  • Is ESG Just Public Relations?
  • ESG and corporate governance links

Advanced Corporate Governance Course

Our Advanced Corporate Governance Course offers an in-depth exploration into the sophisticated realms of boardroom strategies, compliance, and ethical leadership. Designed for a range of high-level professionals, this course presents a comprehensive journey through the complexities of modern governance.

This course is tailored for Company Executives, Non-Executive Directors, Shareholder Representatives, Pension and Investment Fund Managers, Public Officials, Company Secretaries, and others involved in significant strategic and operational roles. It provides a rigorous understanding of corporate governance principles, challenges, and evolving practices.

Position your organisation at the forefront of effective, ethical corporate leadership and register your team now for our Advanced Corporate Governance Course and be part of shaping the future of responsible business practices.

Advanced Corporate Governance Course

Our Advanced Corporate Governance Course offers an in-depth exploration into the sophisticated realms of boardroom strategies, compliance, and ethical leadership. Designed for a range of high-level professionals, this course presents a comprehensive journey through the complexities of modern governance.

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