Corporate Governance Essentials – A Practical Guide to Improve Performance

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Price £575 plus VAT

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What happens at the top of your organisation matters and the decisions taken and judgements made by those around the boardroom table will be crucial to your long-term success, whether your organisation is in the private, public or not-for-profit sector. This Corporate Governance Essentials course is both practical and inter-active. It gives delegates an up-to-date overview of best practice corporate governance, primarily from the UK perspective but also looking at best practice governance principles and models around the world. Of equal importance, delegates will learn the business benefits and drivers of good corporate governance, as well as gaining a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities and dynamics of the boardroom.


  • Corporate governance fundamentals
  • Definitions and key governance players (directors, shareholders, stakeholders, the company secretary)
  • The key aspects of corporate governance in the UK, with particular reference to the UK Code of Corporate Governance
  • Directors’ duties and the current focus on accountability (e.g. Senior Managers Regime, the Bribery Act 2010)
  • Leadership (the different roles of chairman and CEO) and the responsibilities of executives and NEDs
  • Tone at the top and creating an ethical business culture
  • How to create an effective and talented board
  • Review of the responsibilities of the key board committees, in particular the role of the Audit Committee
  • The risk governance dimension – managing the principal risks of an organisation and putting in place effective risk management and internal control systems
  • The key board improvement drivers: board evaluation; diversity; training and development


Existing and prospective directors, both executives and non-executives; senior managers and those looking for a board-level appointment; company secretaries; members of senior management teams in the public sector; internal auditors; in-house lawyers; HR professionals; ethics officers; directors and managers of companies seeking a listing in the UK; and executive search consultants.

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