Advanced Corporate Governance - 10-Day Programme
This ten-day programme on Advanced Corporate Governance was developed to answer questions about governance such as: What should the Board of Directors of a major public company be doing? How does its function differ from the day-to-day company management? What is the role of a non-executive director-especially where he or she is sitting on the board of many different companies and cannot give full-time attention to any single organisation?
The course explores corporate governance from an international perspective by comparing practice and policy in the UK, the US as well as other countries. The programme includes a number of case studies demonstrating how corporate governance functions in a variety of organisations. By the end of the course, participants will be able to answer the questions above and help their own organisations find the right way to structure and control their companies.
Suitability - 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
Outcome / Qualification etc.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- 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
Training Course Content
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, Worldcom
- 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
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
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
- 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
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
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
London Corporate Training have been established in the education, consulting and training industries for two decades. They work as a training team from their head office in London and aim to ensure all of their course participants receive the highest...
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