Corporate Governance

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
1 - 5 Jul 2024London5 days£4,250
30 Sep - 4 Oct 2024London5 days£4,250
17 - 21 Jun 2024Dubai5 days£4,250
15 - 19 Jul 2024Dubai5 days£4,250
19 - 23 Aug 2024London5 days£4,250

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

Course Overview

Understand the systems and processes that underlie effective corporate governance. This course covers board structures, ethical practices, stakeholder communication, and governance frameworks.

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
  • 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
  • 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

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


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


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


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


Environmental Social and Governance (ESG)

  • 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


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