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Advanced Corporate Governance

Course Information:

Online 20 hours Flexi-date£2,500.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 10 days 10-Jan£5,900.00
London 10 days 04-Apr£5,900.00
London 10 days 04-Jul£5,900.00
London 10 days 03-Oct£5,900.00


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    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



    • 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


    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 & 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 Corporate social responsibility 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

    nternational 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

    Corporate Social Responsibility

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

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